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Abdul Kalam

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam usually referred to as Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, was an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of India. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, studied physics at the St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli, and aerospace engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai.

Type: StatesmanNationality: Indian

Abdul Qadeer Khan

Abdul Qadeer Khan, also respectfully known in Pakistan as Mohsin-e-Pakistan, FPAS, DEng, ScD, HI, NI ; more widely known as Dr. A. Q. Khan, is a Pakistani nuclear scientist and a metallurgical engineer, colloquially regarded as the founder of HEU based Gas-centrifuge uranium enrichment programme for Pakistan's integrated atomic bomb project.

Type: ScientistNationality: Pakistani

Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais

Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz as-Sudais is the imam of the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and the Islamic Personality Of the Year 2005. He is known world wide primarily for his characteristic voice and for his emotional recitation of the Quran in accordance with Tajweed. He has also called for peaceful inter-faith dialogue.

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Abdul Rahman Arif

Hajj Abdul Rahman Mohammed Arif Aljumaily was the third President of Iraq from April 16, 1966 to July 17, 1968.

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Abdul Rashid Ghazi

Abdul Rashid Ghazi was an Islamist Pakistani cleric; son of Maulana Muhammad Abdullah, and younger brother of Abdul Aziz Ghazi. He was descended from the Sadwani clan of Mazari tribe in the town of Rojhan in Rajanpur, the border district of Punjab province of Pakistan.

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Abdul-Azeez ibn Abdullaah Aal ash-Shaikh

‘Abdu’l-‘Azīz ibn ‘Abdu’llāh ibn Muḥammad ibn ‘Abdu’l-Laṭīf Āl ash-Shaykh is a Muslim scholar and the current Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia.

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Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Tun Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi is a Malaysian politician who served as Prime Minister from 2003 to 2009. He was also the President of the United Malays National Organisation, the largest political party in Malaysia, and led the governing Barisan Nasional parliamentary coalition. He is informally known as Pak Lah, 'Pak' meaning 'Uncle' while 'Lah' is taken from his name 'Abdullah'.

Type: PoliticianNationality: English

Abdullah Azzam

Abdullah Yusuf Azzam was a highly influential Palestinian Sunni Islamic scholar and theologian, who preached in favor of both defensive jihad and offensive jihad by Muslims to help the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet invaders and became a leader of Al Qaeda.

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Abdullah Ibrahim

Abdullah Ibrahim, born Adolph Johannes Brand, 9 October 1934 in Cape Town, South Africa, and formerly known as Dollar Brand, is a South African pianist and composer.

Type: Musician, pianist, composer, bandleaderNationality: South African

Abdullah II of Jordan

Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein (Arabic: عبدالله الثاني بن الحسين‎, ʿAbdullāh ath-thānī bin Al-Ḥusayn, born 30 January 1962) has been King of Jordan since 1999. He belongs to the Hashemite family, who have ruled Jordan since 1921 and claim agnatic descent from Muhammad's daughter Fatimah.

Type: politicianNationality: Jordan

Abdullah Öcalan

Abdullah Öcalan is a founding member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party.

Type: Ideologue, writer, prisonerNationality:

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, is the King of Saudi Arabia. He ascended to the throne on 1 August 2005 upon the death of his half-brother, King Fahd.

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Abdurrahman Wahid

Abdurrahman Wahid, born Abdurrahman Addakhil, colloquially known as Gus Dur, was an Indonesian Muslim religious and political leader who served as the President of Indonesia from 1999 to 2001. The long-time president of the Nahdlatul Ulama and the founder of the National Awakening Party, Wahid was the first elected president of Indonesia after the resignation of Suharto in 1998.

Type: StatesmanNationality: Indonesian

Abdus Salam

Mohammad Abdus Salam, NI, SPk was a Pakistani theoretical physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the electroweak unification of the electromagnetic and weak forces. Salam, Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg shared the 1979 Nobel prize for this discovery. Salam holds the distinction of being the first Pakistani and the first Muslim to receive a Nobel prize in Physics.

Type: ScientistNationality: Pakistani

Abe Burrows

Abe Burrows was an American humorist, author, and director for radio and the stage. He won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize.

Type: author, composer, directorNationality: American

Abe Fortas

Abraham Abe Fortas was a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice from 1965 to 1969. Originally from Tennessee, Fortas became a law professor at Yale, and subsequently advised the Securities and Exchange Commission. He then worked at the Interior Department under Franklin D. Roosevelt, and subsequently Harry Truman appointed him to delegations that helped set up the UN.

Type: JudgeNationality: American

Abe Lemons

Abe Lemons was an American college basketball coach and one of the most successful head basketball coaches in Oklahoma history.

Type: CoachNationality: American

Abe Vigoda

Abraham Charles Vigoda (; February 24, 1921 – January 26, 2016) was an American actor who was known for a number of roles, such as his portrayals of Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather (1972) and Phil Fish in Barney Miller (1975–1977, 1982) and Fish (1977–1978).

Type: stage actor,voice actor,television actor,film actor,dub actorNationality: United States of America

Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila was a two-time Olympic marathon champion from Ethiopia. A stadium in Addis Ababa is named in his honor.

Type: AthleteNationality: Ethiopian

Abel Evans

Abel Evans was an English clergyman, academic, and poet, a self-conscious follower of John Milton.

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