List of North American Muslims


List of North American Muslims

This page is an incomplete list of notable people from North America who are Muslims.

Government/politics

*Omar Alghabra - A Canadian Member of Parliament and former president of the Canadian Arab Federation
*Rahim Jaffer - Canadian MP
*Wajid Khan - Canadian MP
*Nihad Awad - National Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
*Dr. Robert D. Crane - former foreign policy advisor, author [ [http://www.islamonline.net/livedialogue/english/Guestcv.asp?hGuestID=gTlc0C IslamonLine.net ] ]
*Keith Ellison - U.S. Congressman from Minnesota
*André Carson - U.S. Congressman from Indiana
*Ibrahim Hooper - National Communications Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
*Zalmay Khalilzad - Current US Ambassador to the United Nations. Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan and to Iraq [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4736394.stm BBC NEWS | Middle East | Zalmay Khalilzad: US power broker ] ]
*Malcolm X - Human rights leader, Black nationalist [ [http://www.youngmuslims.ca/biographies/display.asp?ID=6 El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X) ] ]
*James Yee - former US Army chaplain with the rank of Captain [ [http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-05-16-yee-cover_x.htm USATODAY.com - The ordeal of Chaplain Yee ] ]
*Elias Zerhouni - Director, National Institutes of Health
*C. Jack Ellis - Former mayor of Macon, GA.
* Muhammad Ra'oof - Sheriff Candidate, Academic. Portland, OR.

Religious Leaders

*Hassan Al-Qazwini - Muslim scholar [ [http://qazwini.org Official Website ] ]
*Mostafa Al-Qazwini - Muslim scholar [ [http://iecoc.org Official Website ] ]
*Jamal Badawi - Muslim scholar [ [http://answering-islam.org.uk/Responses/Badawi/ The Dr. Jamal Badawi Rebuttal Page ] ]
*Louay M. Safi - Muslim scholar [ [http://www.cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=2463&theType=NR The page cannot be found ] ]
*Yusuf Estes - Muslim scholar [ [http://www.famousmuslims.com/Yusuf%20Estes.htm Yusuf Estes, Former Christian Minister ] ]
*Sherman Jackson - Muslim scholar [ [http://www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/ReligionTheology/Islam/~~/dmlldz11c2EmY2k9OTc4MDE5NTE4MDgxNw= Oxford University Press: Islam and the Blackamerican: Sherman A. Jackson ] ]
*Ingrid Mattson - Muslim scholar [ [http://www.alimprogram.com/scholars/mattson.shtml AlimProgram.com ] ]
*Zaid Shakir - Muslim scholar [ [http://www.zaytuna.org/teacherMore.asp?id=10 Zaytuna Institute & Academy :: Teachers ] ]
*Sadullah Khan - Muslim scholar [ [http://www.wiseliving.ws Wise Living ] ]
*Siraj Wahaj - Muslim scholar [ [http://www.masjids.org/imamsiraj/] Dead link|date=April 2008]
*Hamza Yusuf - Muslim scholar [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,564960,00.html 'If you hate the west, emigrate to a Muslim country' | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited ] ]
*H. Rap Brown (aka Jamil Abdullah al-Amin)
*Omar Ibn Said - scholar
*Alexander Russell Webb - scholar, journalist, da'ee
* Shekikh Ehsan Tariq Ansari

Journalists/Authors

*Mohamed Boudjenane - Journalist
*Yahiya Emerick - Author [ [http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,0_1000060356,00.html Yahiya Emerick - Penguin Group (USA) Authors - Penguin Group (USA) ] ]
*Jeffrey Lang - author, professor
*Stephen Schwartz - journalist [ [http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-schwartz063003.asp Stephen Schwartz on Wahhabism & Islam in the U.S. on National Review Online ] ]
*Michael Wolfe - journalist [ [http://www.amazon.com/dp/1579549888/ Amazon.com: Taking Back Islam: American Muslims Reclaim Their Faith: Books: Producers of Beliefnet,Michael Wolfe ] ]
*Fareed Zakaria - head of Newsweek International
*Haroon Siddiqui - Canadian newspaper journalist, columnist and a former editor of the Toronto Star
*Erik Winkel - author, scholar [ [http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/biographies/winkel_eric_abu_munir/ The American Muslim (TAM) ] ]
*L. Ali Khan - [http://washburnlaw.edu/faculty/khan-ali-pub.php author] , legal scholar, [http://washburnlaw.edu/faculty/khan-ali.php professor of law]

Business

*Haitham Alfuqahaa - CEO LUNA Industries
*Mansoor Ijaz - Investment management
*Safi Qureshey - Cofounder and former CEO of AST Research
*Farooq Kathwari - CEO and President of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
*Abdul Malik Mujahid - President of Sound Vision and community activist [ [http://www.ciogc.org/shuraDetailP1.html?profileId=21 Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) ] ]
*Anousheh Ansari - Telecommunications entrepreneur, spaceflight participant

Science

*Fazlur Khan - structural engineer (designed the Sears Tower, John Hancock Center) [ [http://www.fazlurrkhan.com/ Fazlur Rahman Khan ] ]
*Ahmed H. Zewail - chemist and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Entertainment

*B.G. Knocc Out rapper from Compton, CA, (converted as sunni muslim in 1999)
*Shohreh Aghdashloo (1952 - ) Academy Award-nominated Iranian-born actresscite news | last =Stanley| first =John| coauthors=| title ='Nativity' Revisited| pages=| publisher =San Francisco Chronicle| date =2006-11-26 | url =http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/11/26/PKG2SMDKVJ1.DTL&type=movies| accessdate =2006-11-25 ]
*Dawud Wharnsby Ali - Canadian singer-songwriter, poet [ [http://www.wharnsby.com/ Dawud Wharnsby ] ]
*Busta Rhymes - Rap Artist
*The Caravan - Rap Group from the late 90's
*Jurassic 5 - Rap Artist
*Outlandish - Rap Artist
*Massari - RnB Artist
*Lewis Arquette - film actor, writer and producer
*Art Blakey - American jazz drummer and bandleader
*Nabil Abou-Harb - filmmaker, Writer/Director of "Arab in America". [ [http://www.fiveonfifty.com/the_south_magazine_arab.pdf The South Magazine:Arab in America] , 2007-03-18] .
*Dave Chappelle - comedian [ [http://www.time.com/time/question/farley_question.html] , [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8038045/] ] , has been a Muslim since 1998.
*MC Ren - rapper
*Yusef Lateef - Jazz musician and Grammy Award winner
*Ellemaj - Rapper
*Mustafa Akkad - film director, producer
*Everlast - singer-songwriter
*Iman - Somali supermodel
*Lupe Fiasco - Rapper [ [http://www.nobodysmiling.com/hiphop/news/85892.php Lupe Fiasco Announces Album Release Date ] ]
*Freeway - Rapper
*Yasmeen Ghauri - supermodelFact|date=February 2007
*Jermaine Jackson - singer, bass guitarist, has been a member of the Nation Of Islam since at least the early 1990s.
*Maz Jobrani - comedian, actor
*DJ Khaled - rap DJ
*Akon - Senegalese-descended rapper
*Ghostface Killah - rapper
*Rakim - rapper
*Yasmin Warsame - Somali supermodel
*E.D.I. Mean - rapper Outlawz
*Nuruddin Farah - novelist from Somalia
*Ahmad Jamal - Jazz pianist
*Mos Def - rapper, actor
*Flesh-N-Bone - rapper
*Zahra Bani- Italian javelin thrower of Somali descent
*Napoleon (rapper)- rapper
*Q-Tip - rapper
*Fabio Liverani- Italian - Somali footballer for ACF Fiorentina of Serie A
*The RZA - rapper, hip-hop producer
*Idris Muhammad - Jazz drummer
*Azhar Usman - standup comedian
*Beanie Sigel - rapper [ [http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/6039 Off On A Tangent W/Beanie Sigel | Featurette | SOHH.com / ] ]
*Khalil Kain - actor
*Waris Dirie - fashion model and a UN advocate for the abolition of female genital mutilation
*Yafeu Fula (Yaki Kadafi) - rapper
*Brother Ali - rapper
*Kool & the Gang - the brothers Ronald and Robert "Kool" Bell
*Hasan Salaam - MC (rapper)
*Papoose (rapper) - rapper
*T-Pain - singer, rapper
*K'naan - poet and hip hop artist from Somalia
*Zain Bhikha - Pop Artist
*Seven eighty six boys - Pop Artist/ Rap Artist
*Sound of Reason- R&B/Hip-hop Artist (Canadian)

ports

*Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - NBA Player [ [http://www.time.com/time/community/transcripts/1999/022599jabbar.html Transcript: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 02/25/99 ] ]
*Tariq Abdul-Wahad - NBA Player
*Mahmoud abdul rauf - NBA player
*Hamza Abdullah - NFL Player
*Shareef Abdur-Rahim - NBA Player [ [http://www.abcbookworld.com/?state=view_author&author_id=2720 ABCBookWorld ] ]
*Ramzi Abid - NHL Player
*Muhammad Ali - Boxer [ [http://www.gale.com/free_resources/bhm/bio/ali_m.htm Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Muhammad Ali ] ]
*Laila Ali - Boxer, Daughter of Muhammad Ali
*Ahmad Brooks - NFL Player
*Kareem Brown - NFL Player
*Khosrow Daivari - Wrestler
*Baron Davis - NBA Player
*Az-Zahir Hakim - NFL Player
*Ahmard Hall - NFL Player
*Abdul Hodge - NFL Player
*Bernard Hopkins - Boxer
*Larry Johnson - NBA Player
*Nazr Mohammed - NBA Player
*Mehmet Okur - NBA Player
*Shaquille O'Neal- NBA Player
*Hakeem Olajuwon - NBA Player [ [http://www.beliefnet.com/story/55/story_5556_1.html NBA star Hakeem Olajuwon talks about the gift of Ramadan and finding peace in Islam - Beliefnet.com ] ]
*Hasim Rahman - Boxer
*Ahmad Rashad - NFL Player, Sports Broadcaster
*Ramzee Robinson - NFL Player
*Marat Safin- Professional Tennis Player
*Ephraim Salaam - NFL Player
*Hedo Turkoglu - NBA Player
*Mike Tyson - Boxer
*Rasheed Wallace - NBA Player
*Khosrow Vaziri (The Iron Sheik) - Wrestler
*Adnan Virk - Anchor for The Score
*Usama Young - NFL Player
*Hassan Adams - NBA Player

Footnotes

ee also

*List of people by belief
*List of Muslims
*List of Western Muslims
*List of converts to Islam
*List of Islamic and Muslim related topics
*List of Islamic terms in Arabic


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