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Name Function
Anjīlūs Mikhāʾīl Saʿad (Fr.) (Priest at the Church of Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius in Mississauga, Canada)

community leader and a priest at the Coptic Orthodox Church of Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius in Mississauga, Canada

Anjīlūs (Bishop, Coptic Orthodox Church of the U.K.)
Anjīlūs al-Naqādī

 the representative of the Egyptian Church in Addis Ababa

Anjīlūs Isḥaq (Rev. Fr.)
Ann Coulter
Anna Hager
Anne Patterson (American Ambassador)

U.S. ambassador to Egypt in 2013

Anne van der Bijl

Founder of Open Doors 

Annemarie Graf (Missionary)
Annemarie Schimmel
Annemarie Schimmel (Prof., Dr.)

German Orientalist (1922-2003); wrote extensively about Islam, held various University posts, authored over 80 books

Anonymous Member of al-Waṭan Party (Interviewee)
Ansīmus [Onsimus] (Pastor)
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair [Tony Blair] (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

British Prime Minister (1997-2007)

Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy

 French linguist and orientalis

Antoine ʿĀdil [Antoine Adel] (Maspero Youth Union)

The leader of the Maspero Youth Union

Anton Wessels (Prof., Dr.)

Dutch scholar of Islam born in 1937. Studied theology and Islam, including Arabic at the Free University in Amsterdam. He was also a student of Jan Gonda (1905-1991), the specialist on Hinduism at Utrecht University. Wessels wrote a thesis on A Modern Arabic Biography of Muhammad A Critical Study of Muhammad Husayn Haykal’s Hayât  Muhammad. Leiden. Brill, 1972. In preparation for this book he stayed two long periods in Cairo and in this way became acquainted with Muslim scholars in Egypt. For several years he taught as an associate professor for Islamic studies at the Near East School of Theology (NEST) in Beirut. In 1977 he was appointed full professor at his alma mater in Amsterdam. He turned out to be a prolific writer whose publications were also read by many beyond the academic world, among them many Muslims. His main publications were about the Qur’an, Islam, Christian-Muslim Relations, and Christianization and secularization in Europe. In 1978 he wrote De Moslimse Naaste, Op weg naar een theologie van de Islam (The Muslim Neighbour. Towards a theology of Islam) in which he recognized, a Christian, the prophethood of Muhammad, not the last prophet as Muslims do but as prophet comparable to the prophets mentioned in the Old Testament. Since Wessels retired from the university in 2003 he stepped up his writing activities. His trilogy understanding Judaism, Christianity, and Islam resulted in The Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur’an. Three Books, Two Cities, One Tale (2013). This book was published in Arabic in 2014 and in Persian in 2017. The second book followed in 2017: A Stranger is Calling: Jews, Christians and Muslims as Fellow Travelers. The third book is The Grand Finale. The Apocalypse in the Tanakh, the Gospel, and the Qur’an, Wipf & Stock, Eugene, Oregon, 2020

Antonin Jaussen (friar) ‎

founder of the Dominican Friar Library in Cairo in 1928

António Guterres (Portuguese Diplomat)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 1995 - 2002 Prime Minister of Portugal

Antonius Najīb
Antony Blinken (US Secretary of State)
Anṭūn Sīdhum

Late founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Waṭanī newspaper; Father of Yūsuf Sidhum

Anṭūniyyūs al-Anṭūnī (Father)

Monk and deputy of the Monastery of St. Anthonius; Author

Anṭūniyyūs al-Awūrshalīm [Antonios al-Orshaleme] (General Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem)

General Secretary of Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem

Anṭūniyyūs al-Barāmūsī [Antonius al-Baramusi] (Father)

Pope Shenouda’s secretary

Anṭūniyyūs al-Jyūrjī [Antonius al-Georgy] (Father)

Defrocked monk of the Saint George monastery in al-Khaṭāṭbah / Monufia

Anṭūniyyūs al-Siryānī (Monk)
Anṭūniyyūs Fahmī (Father)

Priest of Mar Girgis Church in Alexandria

Anṭūniyyūs Ḥanīn (Father)

Priest of Holy Virgin Mary Church in Los Angeles

Anṭūniyyūs Najīb [Antonius Naguib] (Cardinal, Patriarch)

Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria (since 2006)

Anṭūniyyūs Thābit (Rev.)
Anṭūniyyūs Zakī (Father)
AnṭūniyyūsʿAzīz Mīna (Bishop)

Bishop of Manfalout, Assiut

Anwar al-Ḥawwārī

Editor-in-chief of al-Wafd newspaper

Anwar al-Jaʿfarī


Anwar al-Sādāt (Late Egyptian President)
Anwar Iskandar ‎(Rev.)

legal advisor for the Adventists of Egypt

Archdeacon Emad Basilios [ʿImād Bāsīliyyūs] (Anglican)
Ariana Grande (Pop singer)
Ariel Sharon (Prime Minister)

Prime minister of Israel (2001-2006)

Arietta Papaconstantinou (Dr.)

Arietta Papaconstantinou's research interests cover the religious, social and economic history of Egypt and the Near East during the transition from the Roman empire to the Caliphate.

Arius (Egyptian priest, 256-336 CE)

Arius, 256-336 CE, an Egyptian priest known for the doctrine of Arianism, a non-trinitarian theology.

Arian theology says that Jesus was begotten in time by God the Father and is subordinate to Him.

Arlen Specter (Senator)

The senior United States senator from Pennsylvania

Arlette Khoury


Armāniyyūs al-Minyāwī

Editor-in-Chief of al-Nahr newspaper; Excommunicated monk

Armiyyā (Bishop)

Secretary of Pope Shenouda III

Armiyyā Makram Shafīq (Father)
Armiyyā ʿAbdu Yūsuf (Rev. Fr.)
Arnd Wesemann (Mr.)
Arne H. Fjeldstad (Dr.)

Norwegian scholar; Fellow at the International Institute for Communication Excellence at Oxford University; AWR Board member

Arne Melchior (Danish Politician)


Arsāniyyūs [Arsenious] (Bishop)

Bishop of Al-Minya

Arthur Stanley Tritton (Historian, Islamic Scholar)

 A British historian and scholar of Islam. He was appointed Professor of Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Arwā Ḥassan


Aryn Baker

Chief-editor of the Middle East section of Time Magazine

Asad ad-Dīn Shīrkūh bin Shādhī (Shirkuh)
Ashley Maqqār

Author; Freelance journalist based in New York

Ashod Mnatsakanyan (Armenian Orthodox Bishop)

Primate of the Armenian Orthodox Diocese in Egypt

Ashraf Abū al-Rīsh


Ashraf al-Khaṭṭāb

an Egyptian Muslim involved in dialogue, who emigrated to the Netherlands.

Ashraf al-Saʿad

Egyptian Businessman; Former owner of as-Saʿad Investment Company

Ashraf al-ʿArabī (Minister of Planning)
Ashraf al-ʿAshmāwī

Deputy of the Supreme State Security Prosecution

Ashraf Anīs‎

founder of the Right to Life Movement, Egypt

Ashraf Badr al-Dīn
Ashraf Hilāl

President of the Supreme State Security Prosecution

Ashraf Muṣṭafā
Ashraf Rumayla
Ashraf Ṣādiq

Author; Journalist for Al-Ahrām

Ashraf Thābit

 MP for Salafī al-Nūr Party, deputy president of People’s Assembly

Ashraf ʿAbd al-Ghaffār (Muslim Brotherhood Turkey)

The leader of the Brotherhood in Turkey

Ashraf ʿAbd al-Ghaffūr (Actor)
Ashraf ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd


Ashraf ʿAbd al-Raḥīm al-Qināwī (Village Council)
Ashraf ʿAṭṭā (Dr., Rev.)
Ashʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī

Ishʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī (secular name: Wael Saad Tawadros) is charged with the murder of Bishop Epiphanius in the Monastery St. Macarius. Therefore, he was defrocked from the monastery.

Asīma Jānū (Author)


Asmāʾ Bint ʿUmays


Asmāʾ Maḥfūẓ
internet activist playing a role in the Egyptian revolution of
January 25, 2011
Asmāʾ Nassār


Asmāʾ ʿIṣmat


Astrid Frefel
Astrid Frevel
Asʿad al-Shaftarī

 Christian military-security-intelligence force

Asʿad ʿĀlam (Dr.)
Athanāsius (Bishop, Metropolitan of Banī Swayf and Bahnasā)

Metropolitan of Banī Swayf and Bahnasā (1962-2000)

Athanāsius the Apostolic (Church Father, Saint, Pope)

Churchfather, 4th century patriarch of Alexandria

Aughusṭīnūs (Father)

Father Mar Mīna Church, Heliopolis, Cairo. 

Aughusṭīnūs Fuʾād (Father)

Priest of Saint George's Church in Alexandria

Augustine of Hippo (Saint)

Augustine of Hippo (/ɔːˈɡʌstᵻn/ or /ˈɔːɡəstiːn/; 13 November 354 – 28 August 430)[4] was an early Christian theologian and philosopher[5] whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius in north Africa and is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in the Patristic Era. Among his most important works are The City of God and Confessions.

Avi Lipkin
Avigdor Lieberman

Soviet born Israeli politician who serves as the current Israeli Minister of Defense (2016)

Axel Matyba (Pastor)
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Somali-Dutch politician; Author; Wrote the screenplay for Theo van Gogh's film Submission (2004); critic of Islam

Ayāt al-Khaṭṭīb


Ayman Abū al-ʿIlā (Egyptian Social Democratic Party)
Ayman Aḥmad Muḥammad Muṣṭafā [Ingy Edward Nagy]

Convert to Islam

Ayman al-Ashraf

Author; journalist for Al-Dustūr newspaper

Ayman al-Bashbīshī