Ibn al-Haytham: The First Modern Scientist - Famous Bearded Men

A lot of people are surprised to find out that it is not Isaac Newton, Aristotle or Galileo who is the father of modern scientific method. The use of scientific experiments originated from the Islamic World and not the Western one. Thousands of years ago, Ibn al-Haytham, an Arab scientist, backed theory with own experiments.  Who is Ibn al-Haytham الحسن بن الهيث (Alhazen)? Ibn...

Al Balkhi: The 9th Century Muslim Psychologist - Famous Bearded Men

Abu Zayd Al Balkhi Do you know everything there is to Know about Abu Zayd al-Balkhi? For those who have never heard him before, Abu Zayd al-Balkhi was a Muslim polymath who wrote many breakthrough documents about several different fields such as geography, sociology, grammar, and astronomy. He lived during 9th century in the Persian village Shamisitiyan. His Legacy Over...

Ismail al-Jazari: A Mechanical Genius & Father of Robotic - Famous Bearded Men

Ismail al-Jazari was the most impressive mechanical engineer of 6th century. He was working for many years as a mechanical engineer for all the kings, and in 1206 he wrote a book in Arabic. The book included many theoretical as well as practical mechanics. This book is considered until today a unique transcript with various unique devices and all of...

Ibn Ali Miller -Peacemaker - Famous Bearded Men

In a video that has been viewed over 28 million times, Ibn Ali Miller, an American Muslim has been deemed a role model and peacemaker Ibn Ali Miller, 26, an American Muslim from Atlantic City, has been deemed a role model and peacemaker since the release of a video showing him putting an end to a fight between two young men.  Filmed by a...

Steve Biko - Black is Beautiful- Famous Bearded Men

Stephen Bantu Biko, also known as Steve Biko, born on the 18th of December in 1946, was a well-known anti-apartheid activist in the country of South Africa. His activity spread from 1960 until the late 1970s when he died on the 12th of September, 1977 while being held in police custody. Early Life Biko was a student leader, and he...

Muhammad al-Idrisi "The Geographer" - Famous Bearded Men

Muhammad al-Idrisi was a well known Muslim geographer as well as a renowned cartographer and an Egyptologist who lived in the city of Palermo at the court of Roger II – the king. He was born in Ceuta in 1100 and lived until 1165. Early Life Muhammad was born in Ceuta. This is the city in which his great-grandfather had...

Malcolm X "el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz" - Famous Bearded Men

Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and later also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز‎‎), was an African-American minister as well as a very active human rights protector. He was born back on the 19th of May in 1925 and was assassinated back in 1965 on the 21st of February. Early Life Malcolm little was born in Omaha in the...

Omar Mukhtar "Le lion du désert" - Barbus Célèbres

Omar Al Mokhtar (20 août 1858 - 16 septembre 1931), surnommé « Cheikh des militants », ou plus connus dans le monde arabe sous le surnom du lion du désert, en arabe assadou assahraa est un cheikh musulman libyen connu pour avoir organisé la résistance armée à la colonisation italienne de la Libye au début du xxe siècle.  Capture et exécution Le 12...

Omar Mukhtar "Lion of the Desert" - Famous Bearded Men

Omar Al-Mukhtar Muhammad Ibn Farhat Bredan (Arabic: عُمَرْ الْمُخْتَارْ مُحَمَّدْ بِنْ فَرْحَاتْ بُرَيْدَانْ‎‎; 20 August 1858 – 16 September 1931), known among the Colonial Italians as Matari of the Mnifa,  was the leader of Libyan Mujahideen against the Italian Colonization of Libya, he is Considered the National Hero of Libya and a symbol of Resistance in the Arab World, Beginning in...

Ibn Khaldun "Father of Sociology" - Famous Bearded Men

Born on the 27th of May 1332, Ibn Khaldun (/ˌɪbənxælˈduːn/; Arabic: أبو زيد عبد الرحمن بن محمد بن خلدون الحضرمي‎, Abū Zayd ‘Abd ar-Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad ibn Khaldūn al-Ḥaḍramī; May 27, 1332 – March 19, 1406) was a popular historiographer as well as a historian from North Africa. He is being claim to be the actual founder of the current scientific...