Algerian singer who inspired Arab nationalism The melodious voice of the Algerian singer Wards al-Jazairia offered an expression of the aspirations of Arab nationalism and awakening. 'The Algerian rose', Warda, spent many years in her career in Egypt and sang over 300 songs and sold 100m albums. Her appearance in operatic ...
The founder of the Nation of Islam in Detroit, USA. Fard believed that all black Americans belonged to the tribe of Shebazz. When he disappeared in 1934, Elijah Muhammad took the leadership of the black Muslims in America.
Former director-general of al-Jazeera broadcaster As director-general of al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based satellite broadcaster, Wadah Khanfar who worked for eight years was at the heart of the Arab spring. He made his name in the aftermath of 9/11 and led the transformation of Arab television that some believe enabled the Arab spring ...
He helped the Egyptians to realise people power. Wael Ghonim embodies the youth of Egypt who inspired the majority of Egyptian society that things could change in a society permeated for decades with a culture of fear. A Google executive Wael Ghonim believed that social media were emerging as the ...
Pakistan's all-rounder cricketer A highly talented all-rounder, known for the style and spirit in which he played, Wasim Raja represented Pakistan in 57 Tests and 54 one-day internationals cricket matches. A tall, dashing-looking man with a magnificent moustache Wasim with his raised collar, countless undone buttons, sleeves neatly rolled up that bit ...
Film director. Waris, known on both sides of the Atlantic, has to his credit over 20 British and American TV films. He has directed stalwarts of Hollywood's fame such as in Divorce His, Divorce Hers, The Richest Man in the World: The Aristotle Onassis Story, Life of the Party: The Pamela ...
A celebrated lover of Azra. The poet Fakhari of Iran wrote a poem about their love.
The author of Mishkat-ul-Masabih a book of Sunni tradition, revised by him in 1336 and much used in India
A Punjabi poet of Heer-Ranjha fame. The story of 'Heer-Ranjha', appreciated in northern India, actually happened during the period of Behlol Lodhi, in 1484. It was much before the birth of Waris Shah. At least three versions of 'Heer' were written in Persian starting from Akbar's period. Another five versions were ...
A Sufi saint of Dewah Shariff (Barabanki) His ancestor came from Nishapur, Iran. He was the founder of the Warsi Tariqa in India.