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Muslim sitters


205 People in sitter grouping:

A selection of Muslim sitters represented in the collection. See also Muslim artists group.

Dame Nemat Talaat ('Minouche') Shafik

Dame Nemat Talaat ('Minouche') Shafik

1962-
Director of the London School of Economics and Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
Sitter in 1 portrait
Kazi Shahabudin

Kazi Shahabudin

1832-1900
Indian administrator and Prime Minister of Baroda
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hussein Shariffe

Hussein Shariffe

1934-2005
Artist and film-maker
Sitter in 3 portraits
Shah Shooja-ool-Moolk

Shah Shooja-ool-Moolk

1785-1842
Amir of Afghanistan
Sitter in 1 portrait
R. Siddiki

R. Siddiki

Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Mir Mohammed Siddiq Hussaini

Afghan ambassador
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Raden Adipati Ario Soejono

1886-1943
Dutch minister for the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), and chairman of Sarekat Islam
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Abdullah Suhrawardy

Sir Abdullah Suhrawardy

1870-1935
Islamic scholar, barrister and academic
Sitter in 3 portraits
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

1892-1963
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Sitter in 1 portrait
Zarah Sultana

Zarah Sultana

1993-
Labour politician; MP for Coventry South
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mehmed Talat Pasha

Mehmed Talat Pasha

1874-1921
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
Sitter in 7 portraits
Amodu Tijani, Chief Oluwa of Lagos

Amodu Tijani, Chief Oluwa of Lagos

Foreign dignitary
Sitter in 4 portraits
Tipu, Sultan of Mysore

Tipu, Sultan of Mysore

1750-1799
Ruler of Mysore
Sitter in 4 portraits
Caliph Abdulmecid Khan II of Turkey

Caliph Abdulmecid Khan II of Turkey

1868-1944
Spiritual Leader; painter; last Caliph of Islam
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ahmed Muhammad 'Urabi (Arabi)

Ahmed Muhammad 'Urabi (Arabi)

1841-1911
Egyptian nationalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hafiz Wahba

Hafiz Wahba

1889-1969
Saudi Arabian Ambassador
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hibo Wardere

Hibo Wardere

Campaigner against female genital mutilation (FGM), author and public speaker
Sitter in 1 portrait
Michael X

Michael X

1933-1975
Black activist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Khalid Yafai

Khalid Yafai

1989-
Boxer; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan

1917-1980
President of Pakistan
Sitter in 5 portraits
Youssef Yassin

Youssef Yassin

1888-1962
Adviser to King Saud of Saudi Arabia, President of the Political Section and Minister of State
Sitter in 4 portraits
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

1997-
Activist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Mohammed Yousuf

1908-1981
Lieutenant-General and diplomat
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan

Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan

1893-1985
Politician and President of the International Court of Justice
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir Ali Khan Zulfikar

Sir Ali Khan Zulfikar

1875-1933
Member of ruling family, Malerkotla State and writer
Sitter in 3 portraits

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