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    Nobel Prize winners

    1978 - Anwar al-Sadat, (1918-1981) Egypt, Nobel Peace Prize
    1979 - Abdus Salam, (1926-1996) Pakistan, Nobel Physics Prize
    1988 - Naguib Mahfouz, (1911-2006) Egypt, Nobel Literature Prize
    1994 - Yasser Arafat, (1929-2004) Palestine, Nobel Peace Prize
    1999 - Ahmed Zewail, (1946- ) Egypt, Nobel Chemistry Prize
    2003 - Shirin Ebadi, (1947- ) Iran, Nobel Peace Prize
    2005 - Mohamed ElBaradei, (1942- ) Egypt, Nobel Peace Prize
    2006 - Orhan Pamuk, (1952- ) Turkey, Nobel Literature Prize
    2006 - Muhammad Yunus, (1940- ) Bangladesh, Nobel Peace Prize

    Anousheh Ansari
    (born 12 September 1966) is the Iranian-American co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems, Inc and a spaceflight participant with the Russian space program. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI). The Ansari X PRIZE was a space competition in which the X PRIZE Foundation offered a US$10,000,000 prize for the first non-government organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space twice within two weeks.

    Prof. Dr. Salimuzzaman Siddiqui (1897-1994) was a leading Pakistani scientist in natural products chemistry. He is the pioneer in extracting chemical compunds from the Neem (Azadirachta indica) and Rauwolfia, and is also known for isolating novel chemical compunds from various other flora in the Subcontinent.

    Ahmed Hassan Zewail
    (born February 26, 1946 in Damanhur, Egypt) is an Egyptian American scientist, and the winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on femtochemistry.

    Ali Eftekhari (born August 29, 1979 in Tehran, Iran) is a professor of chemistry and director of Avicenna Institute of Technology, Berkeley, California. He is one of the founders of Electrochemical Nanotechnology, and Editor of a leading book entitled Nanostructured Materials in Electrochemistrypublished by Wiley-VCH, and also an Editor of Journal of Nanomaterials.

    Lotfali Askar Zadeh (born February 4, 1921) is a mathematician and computer scientist, and a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley since 1959. He published his seminal work on fuzzy sets in 1965 in which he detailed the mathematics of fuzzy set theory. In 1973 he proposed his theory of fuzzy logic.

    Jawed Karim is a co-founder of the popular video sharing website YouTube.

    Abdul Salam
    (January 29, 1926 at Santokdas, Sahiwal in Punjab – November 21, 1996 in Oxford, England) was a Pakistani theoretical physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979 for his work in Electro-Weak Theory which is the mathematical and conceptual synthesis of the Electromagnetic and Weak interactions, the latest stage in the effort to provide a unified description of the four fundamental forces of nature.

    Fazlur Rahman Khan (April 3, 1929 - March 27, 1982), born in Dhaka, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), was a Bangladeshi American structural engineer. He is regarded as the "Einstein of structural engineering" and considered "the greatest architectural engineer of the second half of the 20th century" for his constructions of the Sears Tower and John Hancock Center, and for his designs of structural systems that remain fundamental to all high-rise skyscrapers.


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    Dr Abul Sattar Edhi, is a Pakistani philanthropist. He created Edhi Foundation, the world largest ambulance help service and charity.

    He was awarded the 2009 United Nations Mananjeet Singh Prize for Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence in recognition of his services for his life-long efforts to ameliorate the conditions of the most disadvantaged groups in Pakistan and South Asia.

    Together with his wife, Bilquis Edhi, he received 1986 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service. He is also the recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize and the Balzan Prize.

    Ali: An 18-year old wiz-kid from Pakistan, secured 22 A-grades, one B grade and one C! in just one year.
    The Urdu, English and Punjabi speaking boy-wonder is due to win another place – in the Guinness Book of Records

    Ali finished all the exams within 12 months at Rawalpindi’s Roots College International. His entry was organized through accredited boards Ed-Excel and Cambridge International Examinations. Apart from core science subjects he is almost entirely self taught.

    Jahangir Khan, is a former World No. 1 professional Squash player from Pakistan, who is considered by many to be the greatest player in the history of the game. During his career he won the World Open six times and the British Open a record ten times. Between 1981 and 1986, he was unbeaten in competitive play for five years. During that time he won 555 matches consecutively. This was not only the longest winning streak in squash history, but also one of the longest unbeaten runs by any athlete in top-level professional sports.
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    Akhtar Hameed Khan, Pakistani social scientist; pioneer of microcredit

    Mahbul ul Haq Pakistani economist; developer of Human Development Index and founder of Human Development Report

    Muhammad B. Yunus, the "father of our modern view of fibromyalgia"

    Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, pioneer of biomedical research in space

    Hulusi Behcet known for the discovery of Behcet's disease
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    Sohail Abbas . penalty corner specialist from Pakistan. He is the highest scorer of goals in Hockey breaking Dhyan Chand's record 274 goals for the most goals scored in international competition
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    Muhammad Ali, one of the most talented heavyweight champions of all time,
    Ali finished his career with a 56-5 record. He was voted the No. 3 athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, behind Michael Jordan and Babe Ruth.
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    Azim Premji is an Indian engineer and businessman.
    - Chairman of Wipro, one of the largest software companies in India and the world.
    - Azim Premji was rated the richest person in the country from 1999 to 2005 as per Forbes list. His wealth in 2006 was estimated at US$14.8 Billion which places him as the fifth richest Indian and richest muslim in South Asia.
    - Recognized by Business Week as one of the Greatest Entrepreneurs of All Time for his vision and leadership that has been responsible for Wipro emerging as one of the world’s fastest growing companies.
    - Conferred an honorary doctorate by the Manipal Academy of Higher Education. He was also declared the Businessman of the Year 2000 by Business India. He is featured in the Business Weeks all-time top 30 entrepreneurs of the world in 2007. He is a member of the Prime Minister's Advisory Committee for Information Technology in India.

    -In 2005, he was honored by the Government of India with a Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India.
    He was awarded a Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.), an honorary degree , from the Aligarh Muslim University on the 18th of June, 2008 on the occasion of 58th Convocation Ceremony of the University.

    He is known for his modesty and frugality in spite of his wealth. He drives a Toyota Corolla and flies economy class, prefers to stay in company guest houses rather than luxury hotels and even served food on paper plates at a lunch honoring his son's wedding
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    1. Surgery

    Around the year 1,000, the celebrated doctor Al Zahrawi published a 1,500 page illustrated encyclopedia of surgery that was used in Europe as a medical reference for the next 500 years. Among his many inventions, Zahrawi discovered the use of dissolving cat gut to stitch wounds -- beforehand a second surgery had to be performed to remove sutures. He also reportedly performed the first caesarean operation and created the first pair of forceps.

    2. Coffee

    Now the Western world's drink du jour, coffee was first brewed in Yemen around the 9th century. In its earliest days, coffee helped Sufis stay up during late nights of devotion. Later brought to Cairo by a group of students, the coffee buzz soon caught on around the empire. By the 13th century it reached Turkey, but not until the 16th century did the beans start boiling in Europe, brought to Italy by a Venetian trader.

    3. Flying machine

    "Abbas ibn Firnas was the first person to make a real attempt to construct a flying machine and fly," said Hassani. In the 9th century he designed a winged apparatus, roughly resembling a bird costume. In his most famous trial near Cordoba in Spain, Firnas flew upward for a few moments, before falling to the ground and partially breaking his back. His designs would undoubtedly have been an inspiration for famed Italian artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci's hundreds of years later, said Hassani.

    4. University

    In 859 a young princess named Fatima al-Firhi founded the first degree-granting university in Fez, Morocco. Her sister Miriam founded an adjacent mosque and together the complex became the al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University. Still operating almost 1,200 years later, Hassani says he hopes the center will remind people that learning is at the core of the Islamic tradition and that the story of the al-Firhi sisters will inspire young Muslim women around the world today.

    5. Algebra

    The word algebra comes from the title of a Persian mathematician's famous 9th century treatise "Kitab al-Jabr Wa l-Mugabala" which translates roughly as "The Book of Reasoning and Balancing." Built on the roots of Greek and Hindu systems, the new algebraic order was a unifying system for rational numbers, irrational numbers and geometrical magnitudes. The same mathematician, Al-Khwarizmi, was also the first to introduce the concept of raising a number to a power.

    6. Optics

    "Many of the most important advances in the study of optics come from the Muslim world," says Hassani. Around the year 1000 Ibn al-Haitham proved that humans see objects by light reflecting off of them and entering the eye, dismissing Euclid and Ptolemy's theories that light was emitted from the eye itself. This great Muslim physicist also discovered the camera obscura phenomenon, which explains how the eye sees images upright due to the connection between the optic nerve and the brain.

    7. Music

    Muslim musicians have had a profound impact on Europe, dating back to Charlemagne tried to compete with the music of Baghdad and Cordoba, according to Hassani. Among many instruments that arrived in Europe through the Middle East are the lute and the rahab, an ancestor of the violin. Modern musical scales are also said to derive from the Arabic alphabet.

    8. Toothbrush

    According to Hassani, the Prophet Mohammed popularized the use of the first toothbrush in around 600. Using a twig from the Meswak tree, he cleaned his teeth and freshened his breath. Substances similar to Meswak are used in modern toothpaste.

    9. The crank

    Many of the basics of modern automatics were first put to use in the Muslim world, including the revolutionary crank-connecting rod system. By converting rotary motion to linear motion, the crank enables the lifting of heavy objects with relative ease. This technology, discovered by Al-Jazari in the 12th century, exploded across the globe, leading to everything from the bicycle to the internal combustion engine.

    10. Hospitals

    "Hospitals as we know them today, with wards and teaching centers, come from 9th century Egypt," explained Hassani. The first such medical center was the Ahmad ibn Tulun Hospital, founded in 872 in Cairo. Tulun hospital provided free care for anyone who needed it -- a policy based on the Muslim tradition of caring for all who are sick. From Cairo, such hospitals spread around the Muslim world.

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