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Sulayman is a variant of Suleiman (in Arabic name سليمان). It may refer to:


Mononyms or honorific title[edit]

  • Solomon, in Arabic alphabet سُليمان pronounced Sulayman, king of Israel and a son of David
  • Sultan Sulayman I, also known as Suleiman the Magnificent, longest-reigning Great Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566
  • Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik (674-717), Umayyad caliph who ruled from 715 until 717
  • Sulayman ibn al-Hakam, or Sulayman II or Sulayman al-Musta'in (died 1016), fifth Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba, ruling from 1009 to 1010, and from 1013 to 1016
  • Sulayman ibn Hisham, 8th century Arab general, the son of the Umayyad Caliph Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik
  • Sulayman ibn Abdallah ibn Tahir, ninth century Tahirid official in the service of the Abbasid Caliphate
  • Sulayman the Merchant (fl. 850), explorer and trader who wrote on India and China
  • Sulayman al-Qunduzi, alleged author of Yanabi al-Muwadda
  • Rajah Sulayman, also known as Sulayman III, 1558–1575, Rajah (ruler) of the Kingdom of Maynila, a pre-Hispanic state at the mouth of the Pasig River in what is now Manila, Philippines
  • Sulayman ibn Wahb (died 885), senior official of the Abbasid Caliphate serving as vizier

Given name[edit]

  • Sulayman Bal (died 1775), 18th-century African leader, warrior, and Islamic scholar, from the Futa Toro region, present-day western Mali
  • Sulayman Marreh (born 1996), Gambian football (soccer) player
  • Sulayman al-Nabulsi (1908–1976), Jordanian politician, Prime Minister of Jordan in 1956–57
  • Sulayman Solong, Darfuri sultan
  • Sulayman Pasha al-Azm (died 1743), governor of Sidon Eyalet (1727–33), Damascus Eyalet (1733–38, 1741–43), and Egypt Eyalet (1739–40) under the Ottoman Empire
  • Sulayman Pasha al-Adil (c. 1760s–1819), also spelled Suleiman or Sulaiman, Ottoman governor of Sidon Eyalet between 1805 and 1819, ruling from his Acre headquarters
  • Sulayman Reis (pirate) (died 1620), 17th-century Dutch corsair and later Ottoman Captain and Barbary corsair
  • Sulayman Abu Gayeth (born 1965), Kuwaiti regarded as one of Al-Qaeda's spokesmen
  • Sulayman al-Hawwat (1747–1816), Moroccan historian, biographer and poet
  • Sulayman S. Nyang, professor of African Studies at Howard University

Middle name[edit]


  • Hikmat Sulayman (1889–1964), Iraqi politician and prime minister of Iraq (1936 to 1937) at the head of a Party of National Brotherhood government
  • Muhammad Sedki Sulayman (1919–1996), Egyptian politician and Prime Minister of Egypt (1966 to 1967)
  • Tarik Sulayman, also spelled Tarik Soliman, most popular of several names attributed by Kapampangan Historians, to the individual that led the forces of Macabebe against the Spanish forces of Miguel López de Legazpi during the Battle of Bangkusay on June 3, 1571. Also known as Bambalito or Bankau by some historians, while others simply consider him "nameless".
  • Sulayman Al-Bassam (born 1972), Kuwaiti playwright and theatre director
  • Sulayman Keeler, leader of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah, a British Islamist organisation

Other Persons[edit]

  • Abu Sulayman Sijistani, also called al-Mantiqi (the Logician) (c. 932 – c. 1000), philosopher of Islamic humanism
  • Abu Sulayman al-Utaybi (died in May 2008 in an American airstrike in Paktia province, Afghanistan), Saudi Arabian Islamic militant, a critic of the leadership of the Islamic State of Iraq
  • Abu al-Rabi Sulayman (1289–1310), Marinid ruler of Morocco (1308 to 1310)
  • Ibrahim Sulayman Muhammad Arbaysh or al-Rubaish (1979–2015), Saudi Arabian terrorist and a senior leader of Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  • Muna AbuSulayman (born 1973), Arab and Muslim Media personality, a founding Secretary General of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation


See also[edit]

  • Solomon in Islam
  • Sulaymani, or Sulaymani Bohras (Sulaymanis) or Makramis, Musta‘lī Ismaili community that predominantly reside in Saudi Arabia (Najran), Yemen, Pakistan and India