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>Prominent and Not So Prominent Muslims

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

From Answers at 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.”.

The acceptors or members of Islam include:

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

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 C
Eighteen-year-old Muhammad Ali was all the rage in…
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

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.

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

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

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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this list is really extensive….. thank u once again.
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