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...

Saladin - Famous Bearded Men

Saladin (1137 or 1138 – March 1193), known as Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb (صلاح الدين يوسف بن أيوب) in Arabic, was the first sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of their Ayyubid dynasty, although it was named after his father. Saladin led the Muslim opposition to the European Crusaders in the Levant. At the height of his power, his sultanate included Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Hejaz, Yemen and other parts of North Africa. Notwithstanding the differences in beliefs, the...

Mansa Musa "The Richest Person in History" - Famous Bearded Men

Mansa Musa was an emperor of the Mali Empire back in the fourteenth century. He is the African ruler from medieval times who is mostly known to the world outside of Africa. He got introduced to the rulers of the European continent back in 1324 through his elaborate pilgrimage to the city of Mecca. He is a very popular ruler...

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...

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...

Abbas ibn Firnas "The First Aviator" - Famous Bearded Men

Now, it’s true that we have dreamed of flying through the air ever since we managed to learn how to walk. History is absolutely filled with people and legends who have attempted to conquer the skies. Chinese people were flying kites around the 5th Century BCE. However, the fist successful human attempt was accomplished back in 875 CE by Abbas...