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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Ali Genealogy

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Some Famous People with the surname of Ali

Wikipedia ! colspan="2" style="background:#d0d0d0; text-align:center;" Statistics! colspan="2" style="background:#d0d0d0; text-align:center;" Boxing recordMuhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Wikipedia Kilo Ali (born 1972), also known as Kilo, is a rap music artist from Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Wikipedia Tatyana Marisol Ali (born January 24, 1979) is an American actress and R&B singer, best known for her role as Ashley Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".
Wikipedia Hyder Ali (, "Haidarl?";, "Haidar Al?"; c.
Wikipedia Rahman Ali (born July 18, 1943 or 1944) was born as Rudolph Valentino Clay and was known as Rudy Clay.
Wikipedia (13th Rajab, 24 BH?21st Rama??n, 40 AH; approximately October 23, 598 or 600 or March 17, 599 ? January 27, 661) was the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and ruled over the Islamic Caliphate from 656 to 661.
Wikipedia S?lim Ali (November 12, 1896 ? July 27, 1987), born S?lim Moizuddin Abdul Ali, was an Indian ornithologist and naturalist.
Wikipedia Chaudhry Muhammad Ali (Punjabi,; (July 15, 1905 - December 2, 1980) was a Pakistani statesman who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1955 to 1956.
Wikipedia The death of Ibrahim Ali (1978 ? February 21 1995) took place in Marseille, France in 1995.
Wikipedia Ala'a Hussein Ali Al-Khafaji Al-Jaber (born "circa" 1948) served at the head of a puppet government in Kuwait during the initial stages of the Gulf War from August 4, 1990 to August 8, 1990.
Wikipedia Ayaan Hirsi Ali (;; born Ayaan Hirsi Magan 13 November 1969 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a Dutch intellectual, feminist activist, writer, and politician.
Wikipedia Chaudhary Rahmat Ali (Urdu: ?????? ???? ???) (or Rehmat Ali; Urdu: ???? ???) (November 16 1897 - February 3, 1951) was an Pakistani Muslim nationalist who was one of the earliest proponents of the creation of the state of Pakistan.
Wikipedia Ghulam Ali (, (born 1940) is a Pakistani ghazal singer of the Patiala gharana.
Wikipedia Hafiz Abdullah Yusuf Ali (14 April 1872 ? 10 December 1953) was a South Asian Islamic scholar who translated the Qur'an into English.
Wikipedia Ahmed Omar Abu Ali is an American who was convicted of providing material support to the al Qaeda terrorist network and conspiracy to assassinate President George W.
Wikipedia Shakir Ali (1914?1975) was a Pakistani artist and teacher.
Wikipedia Monica Ali (born October 20, 1967) is a British writer of Bangladeshi origin.
Wikipedia Kabir Ali (born 24 November 1980 in Moseley, Birmingham) is an English cricketer who plays for Worcestershire.
Wikipedia Mehemet Ali, Pasha (1827 ? 7 September 1878) was a German-born Ottoman soldier.
Wikipedia Princess Wijdan Ali was born in Baghdad, Iraq.
Wikipedia Syed Mushtaq Ali (December 17, 1914 ? June 18, 2005) was a former Indian cricketer, and an aggressive Test batsman.
Wikipedia Azam Ali (,) is an Iranian musician/singer, who currently resides in Los Angeles.
Wikipedia Dawud Wharnsby Ali (born David Howard Wharnsby, June 27, 1972) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, performer, educator and television personality.
Wikipedia Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (born February 16, 1974) is an American actor.
Wikipedia Maulana Shaukat Ali was an Indian Muslim nationalist and leader of the Khilafat movement.
Wikipedia Asaf Ali (May 11, 1888 ? April 1, 1953) was an Indian independence fighter and noted Indian lawyer.
Wikipedia Syed Nazir Ali (June 8, 1906, Jullundur, Punjab ? February 18, 1975, Lahore) was a prominent player from the early days of Indian cricket.
Wikipedia Syed Wazir Ali (September 15, 1903, Jullundur, Punjab ? June 17, 1950, Karachi) was a prominent figure in early Indian cricket.
Wikipedia Nafisa Ali (born 18th January 1957) is an actor and social activist from India.
Wikipedia Aruna Asaf Ali (Bengali: ????? ??? ???) (July 16, 1909, Kalka, Haryana?July 29, 1996) (born "Aruna Ganguli"), was an Indian independence activist.
Wikipedia Maulana Mohammad Ali Jouhar was an Indian Muslim Jurist journalist and poet, and was among the leading figures of the Khilafat Movement.
Wikipedia Subhasini Ali is an Indian politician and a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
Wikipedia Basit Ali (Urdu: ???? ???) (born December 13, 1970, Karachi, Sind) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 19 Tests and 50 ODIs from 1993 to 1996.
Wikipedia Moeen Munir Ali (born June 18, 1987 in Birmingham) is an English cricketer.
Wikipedia "Sajjad Ali" (Urdu: ???? ???.
Wikipedia Idriss Arnaoud Ali (born 25 December 1945) is the President of the National Assembly of Djibouti, as well as the Secretary-General of the People's Rally for Progress (RPP).
Wikipedia Israr Ali (born May 1, 1927) was a member of Pakistan's first Test team that played against India in 1952.
Wikipedia Souleiman Miyir Ali (born 1961) is a Djiboutian politician and a member of the Pan-African Parliament from Djibouti.
Wikipedia Aijaz Ali (born 20 June 1968) is a Pakistani born American former cricketer.
Wikipedia Kadeer Ali (born 7 March 1983 in Moseley, Birmingham) is an English cricketer who has played for Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, as well as appearing for England A.
Wikipedia Naushad Ali Rizvi (Urdu: ????? ??? ????) (born October 1, 1943, Gwalior, British India) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in six Tests in 1965.
Wikipedia Rachid Ben Ali (b.
Wikipedia Mohammed Yaqub Ali born at Jalandhar in March 1912, received early education at Jalandhar, did his graduation and Law from University of Punjab in 1936.
Wikipedia Shaad Ali Sehgal is an Indian film director.
Wikipedia Lufti Bin Ali "(also known as Mohammed Abdul Rahman)" is a Tunisian held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.
Wikipedia Raja Syed Muzaffar Ali (born 21 October, 1944; Lucknow) is an Indian film-maker, a fashion designer, a poet, an artist, a music-lover, a revivalist, and a social worker.
Wikipedia Sabir Ali is a former athlete of India.
Wikipedia Syed Mujtaba Ali (1904-1974), was a renowned Bengali author, academician, scholar and linguist.
Wikipedia Mosaraf Ali (born 1953 in Calcutta, India) is a physician trained in both Western and Indian medicine and a leading proponent of integrated medicine (the mixing of conventional medicine and alternative medicine).
Wikipedia Chi Ali Griffith professionally known as Chi-Ali is an American rapper, best known musically for his album "The Fabulous Chi-Ali" which he recorded at the age of 14.
Wikipedia Ramzan Ali is a hairdresser based at Delhi in India who entered Limca Book of Records in 1999 for 150 hours of uninterrupted haircuting.
Wikipedia Sabahattin Ali (February 25, 1907 ? April 2, 1948) was a Turkish novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist.
Wikipedia Nadia Ali (born August 3, 1980 in Libya) is an American singer and songwriter of Pakistani descent, the former front-woman and songwriter of the band iiO, whose breakthrough 2001 hit Rapture reached #2 on the UK Singles chart and topped dance charts all over the world.
Wikipedia Mahmud Salem Horan Mohammed Mutlak Al Ali is a citizen of Syria, held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.
Wikipedia Syed Muazam Ali (born October 23, 1979) was an English cricketer.
Wikipedia Abul-Hasan al-Hasan ibn Ali (alternatly known as "Al-Hassan ibn Ziri") (1109 - 1171) was the last ruler of the Zirid's in Ifriqiya 1121-1152.
Wikipedia Mah-Rukh Ali (Urdu: ??? ?? ???) (born 1 January 1982 in Oslo) is a Norwegian journalist and news anchor.
Wikipedia Sadiq Ali was a freedom fighter and a leader of Indian National Congress.
Wikipedia Muhammad Kurd Ali (1876-1953) was a notable Syrian scholar, historian and literary critic in the Arabic language.
Wikipedia Charles Ali (born August 23, 1984 in) is an American football fullback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.
Wikipedia Somy Ali (born March 25, 1974) is a former Bollywood actress and now model and journalist.
Wikipedia Iman Ali (Urdu,) (born December 19, 1980) is a Pakistani model and actress.
Wikipedia Ragib Ali (born October 10, 1938) is a leading industrialist, tea-planter, and is also associated with bank, insurance companies, and many other business houses.
Wikipedia Major General Mohammed Hussein Ali (,) (born in 1956 in Eldoret) is an ethnic Somali military commander.
Wikipedia Amanat Ali (Punjabi,) (born on 10 October 1987) was one of the finalists on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007.
Wikipedia Babar Ali is a Pakistani film and television actor.
Wikipedia Shahrazad Ali (born April 27, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an African-American author, responsible for books such as "The Blackman?s Guide to Understanding the Blackwoman", "Are You Still a Slave?" and "How Not to Eat Pork (Or Life without the Pig)", all of which are heavily influenced by her belief in Faradian Islam and membership in the Nation of Islam, which owns Civilized Publications, the company that publishes her books.
Wikipedia Maulvi Liaquat Ali was a Muslim religious leader from Allahabad, in the state of Uttar Pradesh in present day India.
Wikipedia Sadam Ali (b.
Wikipedia Ilias/ Ilyas Ali is a Bangladeshi politician and a former member of the Jatiyo Sangshad (Bangladesh Parliament.
Wikipedia Syed Modasser Ali FRCS, FRCOpth is an ophthalmic surgeon from Bangladesh and a former Executive Board member of the World Health Organisation.
Wikipedia Athar Ali (born 5 March 1961 in Panjan Kasana, Gujrat) is a Pakistani Norwegian politician for the Red Party.
Wikipedia Nasir Ali is a Pakistan Field Hockey player born at Sialkot on 1/1/1959.
Wikipedia Sajid Ali (born July 1, 1963, Karachi, Sindh) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played 13 ODIs between 1984 to 1997.
Wikipedia Farida Mohammad Ali (Arabic,????? ???? ???)(born 1963, in Kerbala, Iraq) is an Iraqi singer.
Wikipedia General Kamal Hassan Ali (18 September 1921 ? 27 March 1993) was an Egyptian politician and military hero.
Wikipedia Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali, is a Malaysian politician and the Vice President of Parti KeADILan Rakyat.
Wikipedia Isnan Ali (born 15 September 1979 in Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia) is an Indonesian footballer.
Wikipedia Syed Wajid Ali (20 December 1911 ? 14 June 2008) was a leading industrialist of Pakistan who is also known for his services to the Olympic Movement.
Wikipedia Baba Ali (born Ali Ardekani) is the co-founder (along with Mahdi Ahmad) of UmmahFilms, a Muslim film company that has produced a web series including the "Reminder" series and "Ask Baba Ali" series.
Wikipedia Syed Mahmood Ali (1928-2008), was a Pakistani radio, television and stage artist.
Wikipedia Aamir Ali (born September 1, 1977 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is an Indian television actor and younger cousin of Rick Leventhal, an American television news correspondent and is a New York-based correspondent for Fox News Channel since June 1997.
Wikipedia Rushanara Ali (born 14 March 1975) is a British politician of Bangladeshi origin and is the Associate Director of the Young Foundation.
Wikipedia Amjad Ali Chaudhry (born 25 September 1979) is a United Arab Emirates cricketer.
Wikipedia Muhemmed Yusuf Ali, dubbed Yusuf Ali Kazzab (???? Kazzab means Great Liar) by a Pakistani lower court judge in an in camera trial was a Pakistani citizen who was murdered by a man named Tariq in 2002 while at the Kot Lakpat jail in Lahore, Pakistan.
Wikipedia Imtiaz Ali (born 16 June 1971) is an Indian film director and writer.
Wikipedia Rubina Ali (also known as Rubina Qureshi) is an Indian child actress, who played the youngest version of Latika in the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008), for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Wikipedia Mir Masoom Ali (born February 1,1937), a Bangladeshi American, is a renowned Statistician, Distinguished Professor, prominent educator, researcher, and author.
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Wikipedia Anwar Ali is an Indian soccer player, currently playing as Defender of India national football team and DEMPO SC.
Wikipedia Mehr and Sher Ali are Qawwali singers who were born in the Pakistani border-town of Kasur in the early 1950s and received their earlier training in classical music from their father who was a court classical singer at the small Sikh principality of Patiala (now in India).
Wikipedia Anwar Ali (born in Lahore, Pakistan) is a Pakistani nuclear engineer and a research scientist in the field of nuclear technology.
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Wikipedia Zahir Ali (born August 25, 1987 in Jakarta) is an Indonesian racing driver.
Wikipedia Mahaboob Ben Ali, known as Ben Ali, (June 13, 1927 - October 7, 2009) was a Trinidadian-born American businessman and restauranteur.
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