10 Muslim men that ruled 2015

Here is a list of 10 Muslim men that ruled 2016.

#1. Mohamed Zeyara

Mohamed Zeyara

Mohamed was born in Canada but he had the chance to live in Gaza, LA and now Chicago. He is a humanitarian activist, a medical student and of course a YouTuber.

He posted online ‘which country needs help most’ and a lot of response went for Mali. So in 2015, he raised half a million dollars with his team and decided to go to Mali. He used the money to build mosques and schools to be used by the entire community.

#2. Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj

Hasan is a well-known comedian who is geared towards fighting stereotypes. He believes in humour and also likes to share his experience growing up as the first set of Indian American and Muslim.

#3. Ahmed  Shihab-Eldin

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Ahmed is a Kuwaiti-American and a journalist by profession. He was featured on ‘Arabian Business’- a power list of the world’s 100 most influential young Arabs.

#4. Hussain Manawer

Hussain Manawer

Hussain was a competitor on ‘Global Rising Star’- a competition for the most promising future young leader. As part of the finalist, he have a really amazing speech about mental health issues for the young.

#5. Akon


In 2014, Akon created the ‘Akon Lighting Africa’ initiative. He achieved the goal of bringing electric power to 600 million Africans.

Let there be light!

#6. Aziz Sancar

Aziz Sancar

With hard-work, Aziz and his team won the Nobel Prize for chemistry. He is also the first ever Turk to win a Nobel Prize and might lead to a cure for cancer.

#7. Ahmed Mohamed

Ahmed Mohamed

Remember the young boy that got arrested for bringing a clock to school?

Meet Ahmed Mohamed. He is of the many out there living with the wide spread of Islamophobia. He got arrested in school for bringing a clock to school.

#8. Tariq Al-Olaimy

Tariq Al-Olaimy

Tariq is the founder of www.Diabetes.bh and also the co founder of 3BL Associates. He is very much engaged in social works and is well known within the Arab world and beyond.

#9. Ahmed Hussam

Ahmad Hussam

Ahmed is a producer whose target was to get Netflix to stream his series ‘Salahadin’.  Salahadin is basically a show that chronicles the life of the 12th century Muslim leader.

In 2015, Netflix invited him to pitch his ideas but unfortunately, the show didn’t make it. However, he proved that if you really want something, you don’t have to sit around doing nothing.

#10. Rachid Yazami


Rachid is a scientist with an amazing invention to charge phone battery within 10 minutes. This amazing invention also detects damaged batteries which might blow up the phone.


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