Neil Jameson reminisced the early days of his community organizing and the beginning of our long friendship in the Foreword of my memoir, A Long Jihad: My Quest ...
Father of Syrian cinema By using social realism Nabil Maleh challenged authority and was acclaimed as the father of Syrian cinema. His first feature film 'The Leopard' (1972) based on a novel of a Syrian author won first prize at the Locarno Film Festival that year. It tells the story of ...
[Birth year to be confirmed] Naaz Coker will be particularly remembered by British Muslims for leading the Muslim Council of Britain's Leadership Development Programme, which, since 2003, has inspired men and women to excel and give service to the public good. Naaz Coker's career in the public and voluntary sectors spanned ...
Malaysian spiritual leader A leader of the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat who helped to keep his party in an opposition alliance was a man of humble lifestyle. He joined PAS in 1967 and served as a federal lawmaker for 19 years. In 1986 Nik Aziz became a ...
Saudi Crown Prince Prince Nayef had been interior minister since 1975, controlling both the police and the interior intelligence apparatus. His ministry controlled a paramilitary force of about 130,000 men, the secret security services, all national and local police officers, customs and immigration, the coast guard and the border guard, among other ...
The oldest member of the former Ottoman Empire The oldest member of the dynasty that ruled the former Ottoman Empire Neslisah Sultan was the granddaughter of the last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI. She was the last member of the Ottoman dynasty to be born before the empire was disbanded in 1922 ...
Iranian soccer legend One of Iran's most beloved athletes Nasser Hejazi was a goalkeeper for the Tehran-based Esteghlal football team for almost two decades. In the soccer-crazed country such as Iran many considered him as a soccer legend. He played for his country on sixty-two occasions and acted as manager ...
Turkish Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan served as prime minister of Turkey only a year before he was forced to stand down in 1997 by his country's staunchly secular military. His Welfare Party was banned in 1998, while Necmettin Erbakan was barred from politics for five years for violating the constitution. During his ...
The Egyptian scholar who was declared an apostate for challenging mainstream Muslim views. Dr. Abu Zayd's liberal, critical approach to Islamic teachings angered some Muslim conservatives in Egypt in the 1990s. He further argued that the Qur'an was both a literary and religious text, a view that clashes with the ...
Moroccan mediator on television. In her primetime show, families and friends torn apart by problems - drugs, domestic violence, gambling - are very publicly reconciled by Nassima el Hor on Moroccan TV. Nassima heads a new TV show whose format of bringing together warring friends and neighbours to thrash out ...