Abd al Malik (rapper) Abd al Malik, born Régis Fayette-Mikano (Paris, 14 March 1975), is a French rapper and spoken word artist of Congolese origin.
Abdellah Taïa Abdellah Taïa (Salé, 1973) is a Moroccan writer who writes in French and based in Paris since 1998.
Abou Diaby Vassiriki Abou Diaby, known as Abou Diaby, is a French footballer of Ivorian descent who plays for English club Arsenal in the Premier League and the France national team.
Akhenaton (rapper) Philippe Fragione, better known by his stage name Akhenaton (born September 17, 1968 in Marseille), is a French rapper and producer of French hip hop.
Akim Tafer Hakim Tafer (حكيم طافر) (born 27 August 1967 in La Tronche, Grenoble) is a French-Algerian boxer.
Armand Traoré Armand Traoré (born 8 October 1989) is a footballer who plays for Queens Park Rangers as a left back.
Bacary Sagna Bacary Sagna (born 14 February 1983) is a French footballer who plays for Arsenal and the France national football team.
Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan (15 February 1906 – 1 July 2000) was the fourth and last wife of Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III. The couple married thirteen months after the Aga Khan III and ...
Bilel Mohsni Bilel Mohsni (born 21 July 1987) is a French footballer who plays for Scottish League One side Rangers.
Brahim Yadel Brahim Yadel is a citizen of France held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.
Bruno Metsu Bruno Metsu (28 January 1954 – 14 October 2013) was a French footballer and football manager.
Camel Meriem Camel Meriem (كامل مريم; born 18 October 1979) is a French footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Nice as a midfielder, having previously played for Sochaux, Bordeaux, Marseille, Monaco, Aris and...
Christophe Caze Christophe Caze (October 22, 1969 – March 29, 1996), a former medical student in France, was one of France's foremost terrorists.
Claude Alexandre de Bonneval Claude Alexandre, Comte de Bonneval (14 July 1675 – 23 March 1747) was a French army officer who later went into the service of the Ottoman Empire, eventually converting to Islam and becoming kn...
Dalil Boubakeur Dalil Boubakeur (born 2 November 1940) is a Mufti, and current rector of the Great Mosque of Paris.
Daw Meskine Daw Meskine is a French Imam and Secretary General of the French Council for Imams Daw Meskine is the imam of the Clichy-Sous-Bois mosque and the secretary general of the French Council of Imams.
Demba Ba Demba Ba is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League side Chelsea and the Senegal national team. He made his first-team debut with French team Rouen in 2005 before moving to Mouscron and onto 1899 Hoffenheim in Germany in 2007.
Diam's Diam's (born Mélanie Georgiades on 30 July 1980) is a French-language rap artist of French and Greek Cypriot origin.
Disiz la Peste Sérigne M'Baye Gueye,, better known by his stage name Disiz,, is a French rapper and actor.
Djamel Bouras Djamel Bouras (born 11 August 1971 in Givors, Rhône) is a French judoka of Algerian origin.
Fadela Amara Fadela Amara, (born Fatiha Amara, April 25, 1964) is a French feminist and politician, who began her political life as an advocate for women in the impoverished banlieues.
Fouad Bachirou Fouad "Fred" Bachirou (born 15 April 1990 in Valence) is a French-born Comorian international footballer who plays for Greenock Morton in the Scottish Championship.
Franck Ribéry Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry is a French international footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and for the France national team.
Frédéric Kanouté Frédéric Oumar Kanouté (born 2 September 1977) is a retired professional footballer who most notably played for La Liga side Sevilla FC. Kanouté was named the 2007 African Footballer of the Year...
Gilles Le Guen Gilles Le Guen, alias Abdel Jelil (Nantes, 21 February 1955) is a French self-styled jihadist.
Gregory Dufrennes Grégory Dufrennes is a French football midfielder who currently plays for Al-Ittihad Kalba in the UAE League.
Grégory Dufrennes Gregory du Frenice (غريغوري دوفرينيس, born July 14, 1979) is a French football midfielder who currently plays for Al-Ittihad Kalba in the UAE League.
Gustave-Henri Jossot Gustave-Henri Jossot, also known as Abdul Karim Jossot (Dijon, France, April 16, 1866 – Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia, April 7, 1951), was a French caricaturist, illustrator, poster designe...
Habib Beye Habib Beye (born 19 October 1977) is a French born Senegalese former footballer who retired after being released by Doncaster Rovers.
Hakim Tafer Hakim Tafer is a French-Algerian boxer born on 27 August 1967 in La Tronche in the suburbs of Grenoble.
Hassan Jandoubi Hassan Jandoubi was a French national of Tunisian parents, who was killed on 21 September 2001, in the AZF chemical factory explosion in Toulouse in south-western France.
Hassen Chalghoumi Hassen Chalghoumi (born Tunis, 1972) presents himself as imam of the municipal Drancy mosque in Seine-Saint-Denis (near Paris).
Hatem Ben Arfa Hatem Ben Arfa (حاتم بن عرفة; born 7 March 1987) is a French footballer who plays for Premier League club Newcastle United and the France national football team.
Hervé Djamel Loiseau Hervé Djamel Loiseau (born March 21, 1973), was a French soldier who attended Afghan training camps, and was found burnt to death in the aftermath of the Battle of Tora Bora in December 2001, th...
Ismael Urbain Ismael Urbain (born Thomas Urbain, December 31, 1812–January 28, 1884) was a French journalist and interpreter.
Issiar Dia Issiar Dia (born 8 June 1987) is a French-born Senegalese footballer who plays for Qatar Stars League side Lekhwiya SC.
Jacques Vergès Jacques Vergès (5 March 1925 – 15 August 2013) was a lawyer who earned fame continually from the 1950s, first as an anticolonialist communist figure and then for defending a long string of well-...
Jacques-François Menou Jacques-François de Menou, baron of Boussay, later Abdallah de Menou (3 September 1750 – 13 August 1810) was a French statesman of the French Revolution and general of the French Revoluti...
Jamaal al-Din M. Zarabozo Jamaal al-Din M. Zarabozo, born 1960 is a Spanish-parented, French-born, and American-based Islamic scholar, lecturer, and author of books on Islam.
Jamel Debbouze Jamel Debbouze is a French and Moroccan actor, comedian, and producer.
Jean-Louis Michon Jean-Louis Michon (1924-2013) was a French traditionalist scholar and translator who specialized in Islamic art and Sufism.
Jeanette Bougrab Jeannette Bougrab is the French Secretary for Youth and Community Life and a member of the ruling UMP party.
Jeannette Bougrab Jeannette Bougrab has been the French Secretary for Youth and Community Life from to and a member of the UMP party.
Julien Faubert Julien Faubert is a French footballer who currently plays right back or midfielder for Bordeaux. Faubert started his footballing career in France with Cannes before moving to Bordeaux. In 2007 he moved to England to play for West Ham.
Karim Aït-Fana Karim Aït-Fana (كاريم ايت-فانا; born 25 February 1989) is a Moroccan international footballer who plays for French club Montpellier in Ligue 1.
Karim Benzema Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French international footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid in La Liga. He primarily plays as a striker whose influence can extend out to the wings and is known for his technical ability, powerful style of play, and vast goal-scoring ability.
Karim Bourti Karim Bourti is a citizen of Algeria, and former citizen of France, who was convicted of an association with terrorism.
Kenza Dali Kenza Dali (born 31 July 1991 in Sainte-Colombe) is a French football player who currently plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain of the Division 1 Féminine.
Kenza Drider Kendra Drider is a French Muslim woman of Moroccan descent.
Kery James Alix Mathurin (born, December 28, 1977) better known as Kery James is a Muslim French rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer, who was born in West Indies to Haitian parents.
Khaled Ben Mustafa Khaled Ben Mustafa is a citizen of France who was formerly held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.
Lassana Diarra Lassana Diarra, or simply Lass, is a French footballer of Malian descent, who plays for Lokomotiv Moscow.
Lionel Dumont Lionel Dumont is a former French soldier currently serving a 25 year sentence in prison.
Mamadou Niang Mamadou Niang (born 13 October 1979 in Matam) is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a striker for Al Sadd in Qatar Stars League.
Mamadou Sakho Mamadou Sakho (born 13 February 1990) is a French footballer who plays as a central defender for Premier League club Liverpool and the French national team.
Mamady Sidibé Mamady Sidibé (born 18 December 1979) is a Malian footballer.
Marie-Charles David de Mayréna Marie-Charles David de Mayréna (also known as Charles-Marie David de Mayréna and Marie I, King of Sedang; January 31, 1842 - November 11, 1890), was an eccentric French adventurer wh...
Marouane Chamakh Marouane Chamakh (مروان الشماخ; born 10 January 1984) is a footballer who plays for English club Crystal Palace in the Premier League and the Moroccan national team as a striker.
Maurice Béjart Maurice Béjart (1 January 1927 – 22 November 2007) was a French-born Swiss dancer, choreographer and opera director who ran the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in Switzerland.
Michaël Niçoise Michaël Joseph Niçoise (born 19 September 1984 in Bondy, Seine-Saint-Denis) – commonly known as Dawood Nicoise – is a French football player from Guadeloupe, who is currently playing for P...
Mohamed Diamé Mohamed Diamé, also known as Momo Diamé, (born 14 June 1987) is a professional footballer who plays for English club West Ham United, as a central midfielder.
Mohamed Sissoko Mohamed Lamine "Momo" Sissoko Gillan (born 22 January 1985) is a professional footballer who currently plays for Spanish La Liga side Levante UD. Sissoko also plays for the Malian national team.
Mohammed Moussaoui Mohammed Moussaoui (born 1 April 1964 in Figuig, Morocco) is the president of the French Council of Muslim Faith.
Mouna Ayoub Mouna Ayoub (منى أيوب) (born on February 27, 1957 in Kuwait) is a well-known French socialite and businesswoman of Lebanese origin.
Mourad Benchellali Mourad Benchellali is a French citizen, who was captured and detained in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps.
Moussa Sissoko Moussa Sissoko (born 16 August 1989) is a French international footballer who plays for Premier League club Newcastle United.
Moussa Sow Moussa Sow (born 19 January 1986) is a French-born Senegalese football player who plays as a striker for Fenerbahçe.
Médine (rapper) Médine, whose real name is Medine Zaouiche, is a French rapper from Le Havre.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (born Najat Belkacem on 4 October 1977 in Bni Chiker, Morocco) is a French-Moroccan socialist politician, who on 16 May 2012 was appointed Minister of Women's Rights...
Nasreddine Dinet Nasreddine Dinet (born as Alphonse-Étienne Dinet on March 28, 1861 – December 24, 1929, Paris) was a French orientalist painter.
Nicolas Anelka Nicolas Sébastien Anelka (born 14 March 1979) is a French footballer who plays as a striker and is currently without a club.
Nizar Sassi Nizar Sassi (born August 1, 1979) is a citizen of France who was detained by the United States in their naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Nâdiya Nâdiya (born Nadia Zighem on June 19, 1973) is a French R&B singer.
Omar Sy Omar Sy (born 20 January 1978) is a French film actor, best known for his duo with Fred Testot, Omar et Fred, and for his role in The Intouchables, written and directed by Olivier Nakache an...
Paul Pogba Paul Labile Pogba is a French international footballer who plays for Italian club Juventus in Serie A. He operates primarily as a midfielder and is comfortable at playing both in attack and defence.
Philippe Grenier Philippe Grenier - (1865, Pontarlier, Doubs - 1944) French doctor, convert to Islam, first and only Muslim MP in France.
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan KCSS (صدرالّدين آغا خان, 1933 – 2003) served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1966 to 1978, during which he reoriented the agency's focus beyond...
Rachid O. Rachid O. (born 1970) is a Moroccan writer.
Rachida Brakni Rachida Brakni (born 15 February 1977, Paris) is a French actress of Algerian origin.
Raffaëla Anderson Raffaëla Anderson (born 8 January 1976 in Montfermeil, France) is a French former adult film performer.
Rama Yade Rama Yade (born Mame Ramatoulaye Yade; December 13, 1976) is a French politician who served in the government of France from 2007 to 2010.
René Guénon René Guénon (November 15, 1886 – January 7, 1951), also known as Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahid Yahya, was a French author and intellectual who remains an influential figure in the domain of metaphysics, having written on topics ranging from metaphysics, "sacred science" and traditional studies...
Ridouane Khalid Ridouane Khalid (رضوان خالد; born 16 August 1967) is a French citizen who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.
Roger Garaudy Roger Garaudy or Ragaa Garaudy (17 July 1913 – 13 June 2012) was a French philosopher, French resistance fighter and a prominent communist author.
Roschdy Zem Roschdy Zem (born September 27, 1965 in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French actor of Moroccan descent.
Samir Nasri Samir Nasri (born 26 June 1987) is a French international footballer who plays for English club Manchester City in the Premier League and the France national team.
Samy Ameziane Samy Ameziane (born 6 January 1979) is an Algerian-French comedian and basketball player.
Samy Naceri Samy Naceri (born 2 July 1961) is a French actor known for his work in the four Taxi movies and The Code (La Mentale).
Seydou Keita (footballer) Seydou Keita (born 16 January 1980) is a Malian professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF in Spain.
Sohane Benziane Sohane Benziane was a French girl of Algerian ancestry who was murdered at the age of 17.
Soliman Pasha (al-Faransawi) Soliman Pasha (al-Faransawi) (born Joseph Anthelme Sève, also known as Süleyman Paşa, Suleiman Pasha, or Colonel Sève; Lyon, May or July 1788 - Cairo, March 12, 1860) was a Fre...
Soliman Pasha al-Faransawi Soliman Pasha al-Faransawi (Süleyman Pasha the French; May or July 1788 – 12 March 1860), born Joseph Anthelme Sève, was a French-born Egyptian commander.
Stellio Capo Chichi Stellio Gilles Robert Capo Chichi (born December 9, 1981), better known by his pseudonym Kémi Séba (French language version of Egyptian for "black star"), is a Black French activist and po...
Tariq Abdul-Wahad Tariq Abdul-Wahad (born Olivier Michael Saint-Jean; November 3, 1974) is a French basketball coach and former player.
Thierry Henry Thierry Daniel Henry is a French footballer who plays as a striker for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer. Henry was born in Les Ulis, Essonne where he played for an array of local sides as a youngster and showed great promise as a goal-scorer.
Wallen Nawell Azzouz better known as Wallen (born January 23, 1978) is a French R&B singer.
Willie Brigitte Willie Virgile Brigitte (born 10 October 1968) is a French convert to Islam who associated with al-Qaeda and was possibly involved in a plot to conduct a terrorist operation in Australia.
Younès Kaboul Younès Kaboul (born 4 January 1986) is a French footballer who currently plays as a centre back for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
Youssouf Mulumbu Youssouf Mulumbu (born on 25 January 1987) is a Congolese footballer who plays for West Bromwich Albion as a midfielder.
Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Yazid Zidane (born 23 June 1972), nicknamed "Zizou", is an assistant coach and sporting director at Real Madrid, and a retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder for the French national team, Juventus and Real Madrid.
Éric Abidal Éric Sylvain Abidal (born 11 September 1979), is a French professional footballer who plays for AS Monaco FC as a left or central defender.
Éric Geoffroy Éric Geoffroy (Belfort, 1956) is a French philosopher, islamologist, writer and scholar in the Sufi studies teaching at the University of Strasbourg a long time alma mater to European orient...
Étienne Dinet Alphonse-Étienne Dinet, also known as Nasr'Eddine Dinet (March 28, 1861 - December 24, 1929, Paris) was a French orientalist painter.