1126-1198 - Averroes - Andalusian Muslim polymath. "Father of secularism." His school of philosophy is known as Averroism.
1817-1898 - Syed Ahmed Khan - Educator, politician, Islamic reformer & modernist
1876-1948 - Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Lawyer & politician. Leader of All-India Muslim League 1913-1947. Founder of Pakistan 1947 & its 1st Governor-General.
1890-1988 - Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan - Pashtun political & spiritual leader. Lifelong pacifist. Opposed British in India. Grave suffers neglect. P
1918-1981 - Anwar al-Sadat - Visited Israel. Signed Camp David Accords in 1978. 1978 w/Menachem Begin 1984 Posthumous
1929-2004 - Yassar Arafat. - Signed Oslo Accords in 1993. 1994 with Shimon Peres & Yitzha Rabin
1940-2011 - Burhanuddin Rabbani - President of Afghanistan 1992-1996. Assassinated by suicide bomber at home in Kabul. President Hamid Karzai gave him title of "Martyr of Peace".
1942-Alive - Muhammad Ali - Heavyweight boxer. Born Cassius Clay. UN Messenger of Peace. See museum in Louisville, Kentucky. CO
1942-Alive - Mohamed ElBaradei - Law scholar & diplomat. IAEA Director General 1997-2009. 2005
1947-Alive - Hawa Abdi - Gynaecologist & lawyer. Helps internally displaced persons (IDP's). Nominated for 2012 Nobel Peace Prize by AFSC.
1947-Alive - Shirin Ebadi - Lawyer & human rights activist. Founded Centre for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran. 2003
1948-Alive - Cat Stevens - Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, education philanthropist & prominent convert to Islam.
1948-Alive - Feisal Abdul Rauf - Sufi imam in New York City. Wrote "What's Right with Islam Is What's Right with America."
1956-Alive - Nafez Assaily - Founded Library on Wheels for Nonviolence & Peace (LOWNP) in Hebron (Palestine).
1967-Alive - Amr Khaled - Televangelist, activist & preacher in Cairo. Advocates moderation & women's rights.
c1970-Alive - Shahriar Khateri - Doctor who studied Iraq chemical attacks. Founded Tehran Peace Museum in 2007.
1974-Alive - Princess Haya bint Al Hussein - UN Messenger of Peace. Member of International Olympic Committee. Mairried to PM of Dubai.
1976-Alive - Mohammad Othman - Nonviolent peace activist. Works against the Israeli wall.
1979-Alive - Tawakul Karman - Journalist. Called her Nobel "a victory for the Arab Spring." 2011 with Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf & Leymah Gbowee
1981-Alive - Omar bin Laden - 4th son of Osama bin Laden. Promotes "Horse Race for Peace" across North Africa.
1983-2000 - Asel Asleh - Arab Israeli. Member of Seeds of Peace (SOP) since 1997. Killed by Israeli forces at onset of Second Intifada while wearing SOP t-shirt.
1988-2000 - Muhammad al-Durrah - Killed by Israeli forces on 2nd day of Second Intifada while cowering with his father. Photographed by Abu Rahma. Monument in Bamako (Mali).
1997-Alive - Malala Yousafzai - Student. Blogged to BBC in 2009. Shot by Taliban in 2012. To UK for treatment. Nominated for Intl Children's Peace Prize.