Mukhtar meaning "chosen" in Arabic
Arabic language
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, refers to the head of a village or mahalle
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 (neighbourhood) in many Arab countries as well as in Turkey
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 and Cyprus
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. The name refers to the fact that mukhtars are usually selected by some consensual or participatory method, often involving an election. Mukhtar is also a common name. In Arab countries it is more often a surname (laqab), whilst in non-Arab Muslim countries it is common as a first name (ism).

People named Mukhtar

  • Al-Mukhtar
    al-Mukhtār ibn Abī ‘Ubayd Allah al-Thaqafī was an early Islamic revolutionary who led an abortive rebellion against the Umayyad Caliphs after the death of Husayn ibn Ali at the Battle of Karbala.-Life:...

    , an early Muslim revolutionary.
  • Radd al-Muhtar ala al-Dur al-Mukhtar
    Radd al-Muhtar ala al-Dur al-Mukhtar
    Radd al-Mukhtar ala ad-Dur al-Mukhtar is a book on Islamic Jurisprudence [Fiqh] by 18th century Islamic Scholar, Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Ameen ibn `Aabideen ash-Shaami. It means "The Answer to the Baffled" over "The Exquisite Pearl"....

    , a book on Islam by 19th century Islamic scholar Ibn Abidin.
  • Omar Mukhtar
    Omar Mukhtar
    Omar Mukhtar , of the Mnifa, was born in the small village of Janzour, near Tobruk in eastern Barqa in Libya. Beginning in 1912, he organized and, for nearly twenty years, led native resistance to Italian colonization of Libya. The Italians captured and hanged him in 1931...

  • Al Mukhtar Tobruk
    Al Mukhtar Tobruk
    Al Mukhtar Tobruk is a football club based in Tobruk, Libya....

  • Muktar Said Ibrahim
    Muktar Said Ibrahim
    Muktar Said Ibrahim , also known as Muktar Mohammed Said, has been found guilty of involvement in the attempted July 21 attacks on London's public transport system. He attempted to detonate a device on a London bus and was arrested sharing an apartment with the also guilty Ramzi Mohammed on 29...

  • Muktar Muhammed
    Muktar Muhammed
    Wing Commander Muktar Muhammed was the military governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria from July 1978 to October 1979 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo....

  • Ahmad Mukhtar
  • Mukhtar Ansari
    Mukhtar Ansari
    Mukhtar Ansari is an Indian politician from Maunath Bhanjan or Mau in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Most recently he won the Mau seat in the Uttar Pradesh Elections, 2007 as an Independent.He is one among many such criminal-politicians in Uttar Pradesh....

  • Mukhtar Sahota
    Mukhtar Sahota
    Mukhtar Sahota is a British Music Composer/Producer popularly associated with the group Sahotas. Born into a musical family, Mukhtar plays multiple instruments, all of which are self taught....

  • Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari
    Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari
    Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari was an Indian nationalist and political leader, and former president of the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League during the Indian Independence Movement...

  • Mukhtar Auezov
    Mukhtar Auezov
    Mukhtar Omarkhanuli Auezov was a prominent Kazakh writer, known best for his work as a playwright.-Life:...

  • Sheikh Mukhtar Robow
  • Mukhtar Shakhanov
  • Mukhtar Museum
    Mukhtar Museum
    Mukhtar Museum is a museum in Cairo, Egypt, housing the sculptures of Mahmoud Mokhtar . Mokhtar is considered to be significant as the father of modern Egyptian sculpture....

  • Mukhtar Altynbayev
    Mukhtar Altynbayev
    Mukhtar Qapashuly Altynbayev served as the Minister of Defense and General of the Army of Kazakhstan twice, most recently from December 2001 to 10 January 2007. Prime Minister Karim Massimov replaced him with former Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov in a political shakeup...

  • Mukhtar Ahmed
  • Ibrahim Mukhtar
    Ibrahim Mukhtar
    -Biography:Mukhtar was born in 1909. He was a student of Asmara Al-Azhar University and received a degree Islamic Jurisprudence. He was also the author of "The Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence", which remains a reading requirement at Al-Azhar University....

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is a former Indian federal minister and a Bharatiya Janata Party leader. Born in Allahabad in 15 Oct 1957 he studied law and arts at Allahabad University, while Collage time he was President of Student Union Government Intermediate College Allahabad.He contested first for...

  • Ahmed Mukhtar
    Ahmed Mukhtar
    Ahmed Mukhtar Arabic ,أحمد مختار is an Iraqi musician who is internationally renowned for his playing of the oud. He was born in Baghdad and is a graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad.- Biography :...

  • Mukhtar Masood
    Mukhtar Masood
    Mukhtar Masood, SI, is a Pakistani writer and bureaucrat. He has been awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz, one of the highest civil awards by the Government of Pakistan.-Aligarh years:...

  • Omar Mukhtar Street
    Omar Mukhtar Street
    Omar Mukhtar Street is Gaza City's main street, running from Palestine Square to the Port of Gaza in the Rimal district, separating the Old City's al-Daraj and Zaytoun quarters. Gaza's hotel strip is a part of Omar Mukhtar Street and most of Gaza's most important buildings are located along the...

  • Sheikh Mukhtar
    Sheikh Mukhtar
    The first anti-hero of Hindi cinema was Sheikh Mukhtar. He was a Muslim, but he was the first actor to portray an atheist on-screen. A tall and manly figure, Sheikh Mukhtar played a variety of roles like "dada ." He produced Noor Jehan in which he played Sher Afghan Quli Khan, the first husband of...

  • Mukhtar Ashrafi
    Mukhtar Ashrafi
    Mukhtar Ashrafi in Bukhara - 15 December 1975 in Tashkent) was a Soviet Uzbek composer. He was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1943 and 1952, and was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1951. He became a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1941....

  • Mukhtar Ali
    Mukhtar Ali
    Mukhtar Ali is a First class cricketer from Bangladesh who made his debut for Barisal Division in 2006/07 without making much impact on debut against Khulna Division....

  • Mohamed Haji Mukhtar
    Mohamed Haji Mukhtar
    -Biography:Mukhtar was born in the town of Koorkoor in the Bakool region of southern Somalia. He is the son of Malak Mukhtar Malak Hassan, a highly respected chief of the Digil and Mirifle Somali clans, and belongs to the Leysan subdivision of the latter....

  • Mukhtar Aymakhanov
    Mukhtar Aymakhanov
    Mukhtar Rabatovich Aymakhanov is a Kazakh cosmonaut.-External links:*...

  • Mukhtar Siddique
    Mukhtar Siddique
    Mukhtar Siddique is a First class and List A cricketer from Bangladesh. He is a right-handed batsman and wicket keeper who played for Biman Bangladesh Airlines in 2000/01 and Chittagong Division in 2003/04. He took 12 catches and completed a stumping in first class games with a highest score of...

  • Ahmad Mukhtar Baban
    Ahmad Mukhtar Baban
    Ahmad Mukhtar Baban was the last Prime Minister of Iraq under the monarchy in 1958.Baban became prime minister on May 18, 1958, during a time of political tension. The monarchies of Iraq and Jordan had recently agreed upon a confederation known as the Arab Federation...

  • Mukhtaran Bibi
    Mukhtaran Bibi
    Mukhtaran Bibi is a Pakistani woman from the village of Meerwala, in the rural tehsil of Jatoi of the Muzaffargarh District of Pakistan...

  • Mukhtar Ahmad Dogar
    Mukhtar Ahmad Dogar
    Air Commodore Mukhtar Ahmad Dogar was the Pakistan Air Force bomber pilot and aerial warfare specialist who was the first military person to receive the Pakistani military award Sitara-e-Jurat. A World War II vetern, he is most known for his participation in Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 when he had...

  • Sheikh Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein
    Sheikh Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein
    Sheikh Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein was the speaker of the Somali parliament, and briefly an interim President of Somalia in 1969.-Biography:...

  • Qaryat `Umar al Mukhtar
    Qaryat `Umar al Mukhtar
    Qaryat ‘Umar al Mukhtar is a village in the District of Jabal al Akhdar in north-eastern Libya. It was named after the Libyan resistance leader Omar Mukhtar. Under the Italian rule it was known as Mameli. It's located some 30 km south of Bayda....

  • Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar
    Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar
    Major General Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar was born on July 5, 1949 in Kano State.He was formerly the National security adviser to the president of Nigeria....

  • Mahmud Mukhtar Pasha
    Mahmud Mukhtar Pasha
    Mahmud Muhtar Pasha or Mahmud Mukhtar Pasha was a Turkish soldier and diplomat, son of Grand Vizier Ahmed Muhtar Pasha. He was born in Istanbul and returned there in 1893 after seven years' military education in Germany...

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