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>Prominent and Not So Prominent Muslims

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Who Are The Islamic Luminaries In the world, or are these all in America? Bloggers come to my rescue, please.

From Answers at Yahoo.com I can see that there are many Islamic believers.
Some may not avow to being Muslim, but I don’t know how they can get around it. A religion has a set of concepts and rules. In the Islamic tradition they call these the Sharia or ”the path to the water source.”. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070226230245AAm1Yv1

The acceptors or members of Islam include:

POLITICS
Aminah Assilmi – Activist
Omar Bongo – Gabonese, President of Gabon
Amir Butler
C. Jack Ellis – from Christianity, Mayor of Macon, Georgia
Keith Ellison – American, from Catholicism, Representative from Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, first Muslim to be elected to Congress
Murad Wilfred Hofmann – from Catholic Christianity, NATO official
Ibrahim Hooper (Douglas Hooper) – Islamic activist
Iyasu V – Ethiopian, former Emperor of Ethiopia
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

(Malcolm X, Malcolm Little) – American, from Christianity to NOI to mainstream Islam, African-American civil rights leader

Betty Shabazz – Civil Rights Activist, wife of Malcolm X/El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Johann von Leers – advisor to Muhammad Naguib known for his anti-Semitic polemics [6][7][8]
David Myatt – from Paganism, Neo-Nazi-activist [9]
Apisai Tora – Fijian politician
Leopold Weiss (Muhammad Asad) – Viennese Jew who became Pakistani ambassador to the United Nations

IN SPORTS
Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay), American, from Christianity to NOI to Sunni Islam to Sufism [10], SI’s Sportsman of the Century
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor) – American, from Christianity, retired basketball player & the NBA’s all-time leading scorer
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson) – American, from Chttp://i.a.cnn.net/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/2005/11/22/gallery.tributeali/1960_001020816.jpg
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The December 5, 1966 issue of Sports Illustrated celebrated Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and his first season at UCLA.hristianity, retired basketball player
Tariq Abdul-Wahad – originally from France, former basketball player for the Mavericks and Kings

Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar (Sharmon Shah) – American, from Christianity, former NFL football player
Nicolas Anelka – French football player
Celestino Caballero – current WBA super bantamweight boxing champion
Chris Eubank – British boxer
Mustafa Hamsho – Boxer
Bernard Hopkins – Boxer
Bruno Metsu – French coach of the Senegal team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup
Matthew Saad Muhammad – from Catholicism, former boxer
Anthony Mundine – Australian, from Christianity, boxer and former rugby player
Dwight Muhammad Qawi – Boxer
Robin van Persie – Dutch football player
Ahmad Rashad (Bobby Moore) – American, former NFL football player
Saleem Rasheed – American footballer
Franck Ribery – French football player, currently plays for Marseille
Ahmed Santos – American publicist & former boxer
Philippe Troussier – French, former football player & trainer of a Japanese football team
Mike Tyson American, former heavyweight boxing champion of the world
Danny Williams – British boxer
Mohammad Yousuf (Yousuf Youhana) – Pakistani, from Christianity, cricket player

ISLAMIC SCHOLARS
Umar Faruq Abd-Allah
Muhammed al-Ahari
Lois Lamya al-Faruqi – Scholar and expert in Islamic art
Hamid Algar – British professor at the University of California, Berkeley, expert in the Ja’fari school of thought & Iranian civilization
Aminah Assilmi – from Southern Baptist Christianity, scholar & director of the International Union of Muslim Women

Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman Barker – professor of Urdu, former chair of the University of Minnesota’s Department of South Asian studies and creator of the Tékumel fantasy world.
Kevin Barrett – Lecturer, conspiracy theorist
Vincent Cornell – Islamic scholar
Yusuf Estes – from Christianity, former pastor & prison chaplain
Shah Shahidullah Faridi – English Sufi scholar
Nuh Ha Mim Keller – from Catholicism to agnosticism to Sufism, Islamic scholar
Sherman Jackson – Islamic scholar & Academic, Near East Studies & Law School at the University of Michigan
Jeffrey Lang
Martin Lings – from Protestantism to Sufism
Ingrid Mattson – Canadian scholar and current president of the Islamic Society of North America (2006)
Thomas McElwain – (disputed) from Baptist Christianity, former minister, a Professor of History & Comparative religion.
Bilal Philips – from Christianity, Islamic scholar & author
Zaid Shakir – Islamic scholar
Abu Usamah – Imam of Green Lane mosque
Siraj Wahaj – from Christianity
Khalid Yasin – American, from Christianity, Executive Director of the Islamic Teaching Institute (ITI)
Abu Yahya (Jerald F. Dirks) – from Christianity, Hollis
Hamza Yusuf – from Orthodox Christianity – Islamic scholar
Michael Wolfe Author of The Hajj: An American’s Pilgrimage to Mecca, and One Thousand Roads to Mecca: Ten Centuries of Travelers Writing About the Muslim Pilgrimage. Born of a Christian mother and Jewish father, he is most well known for his documentary on ABC’s Nightline which aired on April 18, 1997 called An American in Mecca.

MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
Thomas J. Abercrombie – Photographer
Ivan Aguéli – Artist
Ali Bey al-Abbasi – Writer, explorer (disputed)
Muhammed al-Ahari – American, from Christianity, essayist
Dawud Wharnsby Ali – Canadian Singer/poet, from Christianity
Lewis Arquette – American film actor, writer and producer.
Maurice Béjart – Choreographer
Robert “Kool” Bell – Musician
Yahya Birt – Journalist and son of former BBC Director General John Birt
Art Blakey – Musician
Amir Butler – Australian, a Salafi author
David Chappelle – Comedian & television star
Ian Dallas – Writer
Sumita Devi – (Nilufar Begum) Bangladeshi Actress from Hinduism
Isabelle Eberhardt – from Lutheran Christianity, 19th century explorer & writer
John Coltrane prominent jazz saxophonist and composer
Everlast – American, singer/songwriter
Alys Faiz – Poet
Diana Haddad – Lebanese singer from Christianity
Knud Holmboe – 20th century Danish journalist & explorer
Abdullah Ibrahim (A. J. Brand) – South African pianist & composer
Jermaine Jackson (Muhammad Abdul Aziz) – former member of The Jackson 5 and brother of popstars Michael and Janet Jackson
Maryam Jameelah – from Reform Judaism, essayist, poet, journalist & author
Sarah Joseph – Commentator on women’s issues and editor of emel magazine
Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood – British, from Protestant Christianity, author
Daniel Moore – from Christianity, poet
Preacher Moss – American comedian and comedy writer
Nadira – Bollywood Actress of Baghdadi Jewish Origin
Lev Nussimbaum – from Judaism, writer
Harry St. John Philby – from Anglicanism, Arabist, explorer, writer & British colonial office intelligence operative
Prince Buster – Musician
Q-Tip – hiphop MC; former leader of A Tribe Called Quest
William Abdullah Quilliam – from Christianity, poet, solicitor, ambassador & journalist

Yousef Estes, deep thinker
A. R. Rahman ( A.S. Dileep Kumar) – Indian, from Hinduism, music film composer and director
Yvonne Ridley – British journalist, converted from Anglicanism after being kidnapped by the Taliban [11]
Scarface – Rapper, producer, from Christianity
Omar Sharif – Egyptian actor
Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam) – British, from Christianity, musician & singer
Kamala Suraiya – Indian, from Hinduism, writer
Idris Tawfiq – British writer, who lives and works in Egypt, was a former Catholic priest
Danny Thompson – Musician
Richard Thompson – Musician
Alexander Russell Webb – American, from Presbyterian Christianity, 19th Century U.S. journalist
Michael Wolfe – Writer & documentarist

SCIENTISTS
Rashid al-Din – Persian physician
Jeffrey Lang – American, Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Kansas
Susanne Osthoff – German archaeologist & former hostage in Iraq
Tejatat Tejasen – Chairman of the Department of Anatomy and is the former Dean of the faculty of Medicine, University of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand

MILITARY RELATED
Mehemet Ali – German-born Ottoman general
Rowland Allanson-Winn, 5th Baron Headley – British soldier
Józef Bem – Polish-Hungarian general
Claude Alexandre de Bonneval – French-born Austrian general
Radu cel Frumos – Wallachian ruler
Jacques-Francois Menou – French general
Omer Pasha – From Serbian Orthodoxy, Bosnian general
Suleiman Pasha – French-born
Poncke Princen – Dutch soldier
Rudolf Carl von Slatin – Austrian lieutenant and British colonial administrator (conversion nominal)
Alexander Litvinenko, lieutenant-colonel in the KGB (Russia’s security service

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