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- Ismail Jim'ale Osoble – lawyer that once served as Minister of Information in the government of Aden Abdullah Osman Daar
- Ali A. Abdi – Somali anthropologist and professor of education and international development at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada and is president of the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada. He is also the founding editor of the peer reviewed online publication Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education
- Abdi Kusow – Somali associate professor of sociology at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Has written extensively on Somali sociology and anthropology.
- Shire Jama Ahmed (c. 1935–?) – linguist who devised a unique Latin script for the Somali language
- Ahmed Ismail Samatar – prominent Somali professor and dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College. He is the editor of Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies.
- Abdi Ismail Samatar – prominent Somali scholar and professor at the University of Minnesota
- Said Sheikh Samatar (b. 1943) – prominent Somali scholar and writer. Main areas of interest are linguistics and sociology.
- Mohamed Haji Mukhtar – Somali professor of African and Middle Eastern History at Savannah State University. Has written extensively on the history of Somalia and the Somali language.
- Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi – Somali scholar, linguist and writer. Published on Somali culture, history, language and ethnogenesis.
- Ali Jimale Ahmed – Somali poet, essayist, scholar, and short story writer. Published on Somali history and linguistics
- Abdisalam Issa-Salwe – scholar, writer; currently an associate professor in Information Systems in the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at Taibah University in Medina, Saudi Arabia
- Fatima Jibrell (b. December 30, 1947) – prominent Somali-American environmental activist. She is the co-founder and executive director of the Horn of Africa Relief and Development Organization ("Horn Relief"), co-founder of Sun Fire Cooking, and was instrumental in the creation of the Women's Coalition for Peace.
- Hawo Tako (d. 1948) – early 20th century Somali female nationalist whose sacrifice became a symbol for pan-Somalism.
- Asha Haji Elmi (Caasha Xaaji Cilmi) (b. 1962) – peace activist in Somalia.
- Dekha Ibrahim Abdi (1964–14 July 2011) – Somali peace activist in Kenya
- Hirsi Magan Isse (Xirsi Magan Ciise) (1935–2008) – activist, scholar and one of the leading figures of the Somali Revolution
- Mohamud Siad Togane (b. 1943) – Somali Canadian poet, professor, and political activist.
- Hanan Ibrahim – Somali social activist based in the UK. Founder of the Somali Family Support Group (SFSG).
- Halima Ahmed – Somali political activist with the Youth Rehabilitation Center in Mogadishu.
- Musse Olol – Somali-American social activist and Chairman of the Somali American Council of Oregon (SACOO).
- Magool (May 2, 1948–March 19, 2004) (Halima Khaliif Omar) – prominent Somali singer, considered in Somalia as one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
- Khadija Qalanjo – popular Somali singer in the 1970s and 1980s.
- Hasan Adan Samatar (b. 1953) – popular male artist during the 1970s and 80s
- K'naan (b. February 1, 1978) – award-winning Somali-Canadian hip hop artist.
- Aar Maanta – popular Somali singer, composer, songwriter and music producer.
- Ali Feiruz (1931–1994) – Somali musician from Djibouti; part of the Radio Hargeisa generation of Somali artists.
- Maryam Mursal (b. January 1, 1950) – famous musician from Somalia; composer and vocalist whose work has been produced by the record label Real World.
- Mohamed Mooge Liibaan (?–June 1984) – Somali artist from the Radio Hargeisa generation.
- Abdi Sinimo (b. 1920s) – prominent Somali artist and inventor of the Balwo musical style.
- Waaberi – Somalia's foremost musical group that toured throughout several countries in Africa and Asia, including Egypt, Sudan and China.
- Abdullahi Qarshe (1924–1994) – Somali musician, poet and playwright known for his innovative styles of music which included a wide variety of musical instruments such as the guitar, piano, and oud.
- Saba Anglana – Somali-Italian actress and international singer
- Abdi Bashir Indhobuur – poet and songwriter
- Marian Joan Elliott Said (Poly Styrene) (July 3, 1957–April 25, 2011) – pioneering Somali-British punk rock singer with X-Ray Spex
- Mocky (Dominic Salole) (b. October 7, 1974) – Somali-Canadian pop music performer
- Hassan Sheikh Mumin (1930/31–January 16, 2008) – Somali poet, reciter and playwright
- Mohamed Malimey – UK-based Somali football coach and former player
- Fabio Liverani (b. April 29, 1976) – Somali-Italian international footballer
- Abdi Bile (b. December 28, 1962) – world champion middle distance runner in the 1500 metres, and three time Olympian
- Mustafa Mohamed (b. March 1, 1979) – Somali-Swedish long-distance runner who mainly competes in the 3000 meter steeplechase. Won gold in the 2006 Nordic Cross Country Championships and at the 1st SPAR European Team Championships in Leiria, Portugal in 2009. Beat the 31 year old Swedish record in 2007.
- Mo Farah (b. March 23, 1983) – Somali-British gold medalist in international track and field. He currently holds the British indoor record in the 3000 metre and won the 3000 m at the 2009 European Indoor Championships in Turin.
- Liban Abdi (b. October 5, 1988) – Somali international footballer. Currently plays for Ferencvárosi TC in the Hungarian First Division, on loan from Sheffield United of England.
- Ayub Daud (b. February 24, 1990) – Somali international footballer who plays as a forward/attacking midfielder for A.S. Gubbio 1910 on loan from Juventus.
- Zahra Bani (b. December 31, 1979) – Somali-Italian javelin thrower
- Abdisalam Ibrahim (b. May 1, 1991) – Somali-Norwegian footballer who plays for Manchester City. He is the Premier League's first Somali player and also the first East African.
- Amin Askar (b. October 1, 1985) – Somali-Norwegian professional football player, playing for Fredrikstad FK in the Norwegian Premier League.
- Mohammed Ahamed (b. August 5, 1985) – Somali-Norwegian footballer who plays for Tromsdalen UIL in the Adeccoligaen.
- Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame 'Hadrawi' (b. 1943) – songwriter, philosopher, and Somali Poet Laureate; also dubbed the Somali Shakespeare.
- Nuruddin Farah (b. November 24, 1945) – Somali writer considered one of the greatest contemporary writers in the world.
- Abdillahi Suldaan Mohammed Timacade (1920–February 6, 1973) – prominent Somali poet known for his nationalist poems such as Kana siib Kana Saar.
- Maxamed Daahir Afrax - Somali novelist and playwright. Afrax has published several novels and short stories in Somali and Arabic languages, and has also written two plays, the first being Durbaan Been ah ("A Deceptive Dream"), which was staged in Somalia in 1979. His major contribution in the field of theatre criticism is Somali Drama: Historical and Critical Study (1987).
- Farah Mohamed Jama Awl (1937–1991) – famous Somali author best known for his historical fiction novels.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Ayaan Xirsi Cali or Ayaan Hirsi Magan) (b. November 13, 1969) – feminist and political writer
- Cristina Ali Farah (b. 1973) – Somali-Italian writer and poet
- Afdhere Jama (b. 1980) – Somali-American writer based in San Francisco
- Ahmed Farah Ali 'Idaja' (Axmed Faarax Cali 'Idaajaa') (b. 1948) – Somali language writer .
- Abdourahman Waberi (b. 1965) – writer and teacher
- Musa Haji Ismail Galal (b. 1917) – Somali writer, scholar, historian and linguist. One of the foremost historical authorities on the Somali astrological, astronomical, meteorological and calendrical systems.
- Abdisalam Aato – Somali film director and producer. Leader in Somaliwood cinematic movement.
- Abdulkadir Ahmed Said (b. 1953) – prominent Somali film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor.
- Mo Ali – Somali-British film director.
- Abdirashid Duale – award-winning Somali entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the CEO of the multinational enterprise Dahabshiil.
- Omar A. Ali – Somali entrepreneur, accountant, financial consultant, philanthropist, and leading specialist on Islamic finance. Was formerly CEO of Dar al-Maal al-Islami (DMI Trust), which under his management increased its assets from $1.6 billion USD to $4.0 billion USD. He is currently the chairman and founder of the multinational real estate corporation Integrated Property Investments Limited and its sister company Quadron investments.
- Amina Moghe Hersi (b. 1963) – Award-winning Somali entrepreneur that has launched several multi-million dollar projects in Kampala, Uganda, such as the Oasis Centre luxury mall and the Laburnam Courts. She also runs Kingstone Enterprises Limited, one of the largest distributors of cement and other hardware materials in Kampala.
- Aden Mohammed – prominent Somali banker and entrepreneur. He is the managing director of Barclays Bank in East and West Africa. Under his tenure BBK won the Banker Awards 2009.
- Rageh Omaar (b. July 19, 1967) – Somali-British author and television news presenter. Formerly a BBC news correspondent in 2009, he moved to a new post at Al Jazeera English, where he currently presents the nightly weekday documentary series Witness.
- Abdulqawi Yusuf (b. September 12, 1948) – prominent Somali international lawyer and judge with the International Court of Justice.
- Mohamed Abdi Aware (?–November 12, 2009) – was a high-profile Somali judge in the northern semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia and a member of its Supreme Judicial Council. He was assassinated on 12 November 2009 outside a mosque in Bosaso, capital of Puntland.
Military leaders 
- Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi (c. 1507–February 21, 1543) – 16th century Imam and military leader that led the Conquest of Ethiopia.
- Mohammed Abdullah Hassan (April 7, 1856–December 21, 1920) – Somali nationalist and religious leader that established the Dervish state during the Scramble for Africa.
- Hasna Doreh – early 20th century Somali female commander of the Dervish State that frequently joined battles against the imperial powers during the Scramble for Africa.
- Daud Abdulle Hirsi (1925–1965) – prominent Somali general considered the father of the Somalian Military.
- Salaad Gabeyre Kediye (d. 1972) – major general in the Somali military and a revolutionary.
- Akil Dhahar – leader of the Sanaag region and some portions of the Bari region
- Muktar Hussein Afrah – officer in the army of the Transitional Federal Government
- Hassan Abdullah Hersi al-Turki (b. 1944) – Islamist leader in Somalia and military leader in the Islamic Courts Union.
- Abdulahi Sheik Ismael Fara-Tag – commander in the army of the Transitional Federal Government
- Mohammed Hussein Ali (b. 1956) – major general in the Kenyan Army and former Commissioner of the Kenya Police
- Ahmed Mohamed Islam – chairman and military commander of Raskamboni movement.
- Abdikarim Yusuf Adam – army officer and Chief of TFG Army.
- Osman Omar Wehliye – commander of the Somali Police Force from March 2011
- Omar Muhamoud Finnish (Cumar Maxamuud Finish) – Mogadishu-based warlord
- Osman Ali Atto (Cismaan Xasan Cali) (b. 1940) – warlord, affiliated with the Somali National Alliance
- Botan Ise Alin (Bootaan Ciise Caalin) – warlord, formerly based in Mogadishu, and a former member of the Transitional Federal Government
- Muhammad Ibrahim Habsade (Maxamed Ibraahim Xaabsade) – rebel soldier
- Mohamed Afrah Qanyare (Maxamed Qanyare Afrax) (b. February 27, 1941) – ex Somali warlord
- Abdi Hasan Awale Qeybdiid (Cabdi Xasan Cawaale Qeybdiid) (b. 1948) – militia leader, or warlord, affiliated with the Somali National Alliance
- Abdullahi Ahmed Irro – General in the Somali National Army; led the 60th Division during the Ogaden campaign.
- Yasmin Warsame (b. May 17, 1976) – Somali-Canadian model. In 2004, she was named "The Most Alluring Canadian" in a poll by Fashion
- Hawa Ahmed (b. 1989) – Somali-Swedish fashion model and winner of Cycle 4 of Sweden's Next Top Model.
- Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid (b. July 25, 1955) – international fashion icon, supermodel, actress and entrepreneur, professionally known as Iman.
- Waris Dirie (b. 1965) – model, author, actress and human rights activist.
- Fatima Siad (b. December 17, 1986) – third place finisher on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 10, professional model
- Nur ibn Mujahid (d. 1567) – 16th century Somali conqueror and patron saint of Harar.
- Ibrahim Adeer – Somali ruler, and the founder of the Gobroon dynasty.
- Gerad Dhidhin (d. 1311) – founder of the Warsangali Sultanate
- Gerad Ali Dable (d. 1503) – 12th Sultan of the Warsangali Sultanate
- Mahamud Ibrahim – second Sultan of the Gobroon Dynasty.
- Yusuf Ali Kenadid – Somali ruler, and the founder of the Sultanate of Hobyo in the 1880s.
- Yusuf Mahamud Ibrahim – third Sultan of the Gobroon dynasty and victor of the Bardera wars.
- Mohamoud Ali Shire (d. 1960) – 20th Sultan of the Warsangali Sultanate from 1897 to 1960.
- Ahmed Yusuf (d. 1878) – fourth Sultan of the Gobroon Dynasty; forced the Omani empire to pay tribute.
- Osman Ahmed – last Sultan of the Gobroon dynasty.
- Arawelo – Somali Queen of the 1st or 7th century AD.
- Olol Diinle – last Sultan of the Neo-Ajuuraan State.
- Osman Mahamuud – King of the Majeerteen Sultanate in the mid-19th to early 20th centuries.
- Asli Hassan Abade – was the first Somali female pilot. A prominent member of the Somali Air Force, she paved the way for gender equality within the military ranks.
- Ali Matan Hashi (Cali Mataan Xaashi) – first Somali pilot and prominent member of the Supreme Revolutionary Council. Established the Somali Air Force.
- Mustafa Mohamed Moalim (Mustafa Maxamed Macalin) (March 25, 1943–December 27, 2009) – first Somali fighter pilot, chief of the Somali Air Force School and chief of the Somali Air Force Operations.
- Aden Abdullah Osman Daar (1908–June 8, 2007) – Somali politician and the country's first president
- Abdirashid Ali Shermarke (October 16, 1919–October 15, 1969) – second President of Somalia
- Siad Barre (October 6, 1919–January 2, 1995) – third President of Somalia
- Ali Mahdi Muhammad (b. 1938) – fourth President of Somalia
- Mohamed Farrah Aidid (Maxamed Faarax Caydiid) (December 15, 1934 – August 2, 1996) – fifth President of Somalia; chairman of the United Somali Congress and later the Somali National Alliance
- Hussein Farrah Aidid (b. August 16, 1962) – interim president and leader of the Somali National Alliance
- Abdiqasim Salad Hassan (Cabdiqaasim Salaad Xasan) (b. 1941) – former President of Somalia
- Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed (b. December 15, 1934) – former President of Somalia and first President of Puntland; founder of the Somali Salvation Democratic Front, the Puntland State of Somalia, and the Transitional Federal Government
- Adan Mohamed Nuur Madobe – former acting President of Somalia
- Sharif Sheikh Ahmed (b. July 25, 1964) – former President of Somalia and leader of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU)
- Muse Hassan Sheikh Sayid Abdulle (b. 1940) – former acting President of Somalia and former Speaker of the Federal Parliament of Somalia; former General in the Somali National Army.
- Mohamed Osman Jawari – acting President of Somalia and incumbent Speaker of the Federal Parliament of Somalia
- Hassan Gouled Aptidon (October 15, 1916 - November 21, 2006) – first President of Djibouti from 1977 to 1999.
- Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (b. November 27, 1947) – second President of Djibouti.
- Aden Ibrahim Aw Hirsi (b. 1968) – Somali politician author, educator and poet; the governor of Gedo region 2006–2008.
- Abdirahman Farole (b. June 6, 1945) – President of Puntland
- Dahir Riyale Kahin (b. March 12, 1952) – third President of Somaliland
- Mohamed Hashi (Maxamad Cabdi Xashi) – interim President of Puntland
- Mohamud Muse Hersi (Maxamuud Muuse Xirsi) – former President of Puntland
- Yusuf Haji Nur (Yuusuf Xaaji Nuur) – former President of Puntland
Prime ministers 
- Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal (Maxamed Xaaji Ibraahim Cigaal) (May 16, 1993–May 3, 2002) – President of Somaliland and former Prime Minister of Somalia
- Hassan Abshir Farah (Xasan Abshir Faarax) (b. 1945) – former Prime Minister of Somalia
- Ali Khalif Galaydh (Cali Khalif Galaydh) (b. 1941) – former Prime Minister of Somalia under the Transitional National Government
- Ali Mohammed Ghedi (Cali Maxamed Geedi) (b. 1951) – former Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG)
- Nur Hassan Hussein (Nuur Xasan Xuseen "Nuur Cade") (b. 1938) – former Prime Minister of the TFG
- Abdirizak Haji Hussein (Cabdirasaaq Xaaji Xuseen) (b. 1924) – Prime Minister of Somalia early in the 1960s
- Umar Arteh Ghalib (Cumar Carte Qaalib) (b. 1922) – former Prime Minister of Somalia
- Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke (b. June 18, 1960) – former Prime Minister of Somalia
- Abdiwahid Elmi Gonjeh – former Acting Prime Minister of Somalia
- Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo (b. 1962) – former Prime Minister of Somalia
- Abdiweli Mohamed Ali – former Prime Minister of Somalia
- Abdullahi Issa (1922–1988) (Cabdullahi Ciise Maxamuud) – first Prime Minister of Somalia
- Osman Jama Ali (Cismaan Jaamac Cali) (b. 1941) – Prime Minister under the Transitional National Government
- Abdi Farah Shirdon – incumbent Prime Minister of Somalia
- Hassan Abdallah Hassan – Mayor of Bosaso
- Yusuf Warsame Saeed – former Mayor of Hargeisa
- Abdihakim Mohamoud Haji-Faqi – Minister of Defence.
- Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar – Foreign Minister of Somalia
- Zahra Abdulla (b. 1966) – Somali politician in Finland. She is a member of the Helsinki City Council, representing the Green League
- Osman Haji (1920 – July 28, 1975) – prominent Somali Youth League member; MP in the Trust Territory of Somalia and the succeeding civilian administration.
- Abdirahman Jama Barre – former Somali Foreign Minister and close relative of Siad Barre; longest-serving Somali diplomat
- Abdisalam Omer – Governor of the Central Bank of Somalia
- Mohamed Aden Sheikh (c. 1925–October 1, 2010) – intellectual, former head of Somali Technological Development, former Minister of Education, and former Minister of Health
- Abdi Yusuf Hassan (b. 1958) – senior Somali diplomat and Member of Kenya Parliament.
- Mohammad Abdullahi Omar – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somaliland
- Hassan Dahir Aweys (Xasan Daahir Aweys) (b. 1935) – head of the 90-member Shura council of the Islamic Courts Union.
- Abdullahi Ahmed Addou (Cabdilaahi Axmed Caddoow) (b. May 15, 1936) – senior Somali politician and diplomat.
- Fatimo Isaak Bihi – ambassador to Geneva and former Director of the African Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Ibrahim Hassan Addou (Ibraahin Xasan Caddoow) (d. December 3, 2009) – head of foreign affairs department for the Islamic Courts of Somalia.
- Yusuf Ahmed Hagar Dabageed (Yuusuf Axmed Xagar) – governor of the Hiran region of Somalia
- Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden (Shariif Xasan Sheekh Aadan) (b. October 21, 1943) – politician and former Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament
- Ali Shido Abdi (Cali Shido Cabdi) – politician and elder, one of the earliest members of Somali Youth League
- Mohamed Warsame Ali (Maxamed Warsame Cali "Kiimiko") – politician and diplomat
- Hussein Ali Duale (Xuseen Cali Ducaale) – Finance Minister of Somaliland, and former ambassador of Somalia to Kenya and Uganda
- Abdallah Isaaq Deerow (Cabdalle Deeroow Isaaq) (1950–July 28, 2006) – Minister of Constitutional Affairs of the transitional government
- Adde Gabow (Mohamed Ali Hassan or Maxamed Cali Xasan) – former governor of the Banaadir region and mayor of Mogadishu
- Mohamoud Mohamed Guled (Maxamed Maxamuud Guuleed) (b. 1954) – Interior Minister and formerly the Minister of Public Works and Housing
- Mark Hendrick (November 2, 1958) – Somali-British politician and Labour Co-operative Member of Parliament
- Abdirashid Mohamed Hidig (Cabdirashiid Maxamed Xidig) – Member of Parliament in the Transitional Federal Parliament
- Barre Adan Shire Hiiraale (Barre Aadan Shire, Barre Hiiraale, Barre "Hirale" Aden Shire, or Abdikadir Adan Shire) – Minister of Defense of the Somali Transitional Federal Government
- Ismail Mahmud Hurre (Ismaaciil Maxamuud Hurre) (b. c. 1943) – Foreign Minister of the Transitional Federal Government
- Sheikh Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein (Sheekh Mukhtaar Maxamed Xuseen) (b. 1912) – speaker of parliament and interim president
- Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail (Cabdullaahi Sheekh Ismaaciil) – deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in the TFG
- Edna Adan Ismail (Edna Aadan Ismaaciil or Adna Aadan Ismaaciil) (b. September 8, 1937) – Foreign Minister of Somaliland
- Mohammed Said Hersi Morgan (Maxamed Siciid Xirsi Moorgan) – son-in-law of Siad Barre and Minister of Defense of Somalia
- Ismail Qasim Naji (Ismaaciil Qaasim Naaji) – chief of staff of the Transitional Federal Government
- Yusuf Mohammed Siad Inda'ade (Yuusuf Maxamed Siyaad "Indhacadde") – member of the Islamic Courts Union
- Sheikh Ali Dhere – cleric and the head of the first Islamic Courts Union in Mogadishu in 1996; spokesman for Al-Shabaab.
- Musa Sudi Yalahow (Muuse Suudi Yalaxoow) – warlord who served as Trade Minister in the Transitional Government
- Ahmed Yusuf Yasin (Axmed Yuusuf Yaasiin) (b. 1957) – Vice-President of Somaliland
- Mohamed Yonis (b. 1947) – Deputy Joint United Nations African Union Special Representative for Darfur
- Mohamed Mohamud Ibrahim (b. 1946/47) – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somalia
- Yasin Haji Osman Sharmarke – founding member and first leader of the Somali Youth League
- Ahmed Abdi Ogle [B 1937-2006] First Somali to serve in the Kenyan Parliament in the 60's, 3 times elected and Served as Assistant Minister and later Deputy Mayor Of Nairobi.
- Farah Maalim – current deputy speaker of the Kenyan parliament.
- Maryam Kassim – Minister of Social Development of Somalia.
- Fowziya Yusuf Haji Adan – Foreign Minister of Somalia.
- Amina Mohamed – former Chairman of the International Organization for Migration and the World Trade Organisation's General Council, and current Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya
- Asha Ahmed Abdalla – Somali parliamentarian and activist.
- Jaylaani Nur Ikar – First Deputy Speaker of the Federal Parliament of Somalia
- Haji Bashir Ismail Yusuf – First President of the Somali National Assembly; former Minister of Health and Labour of Somalia.
- Hassan al-Jabarti (d. 1774) – Somali mathematician, theologian, astronomer and philosopher, considered one of the great scholars of the 18th century.
- Warsame Ali (b. 1955) – Somali scientist and assistant professor at Prairie View A&M University, specialized in aerospace technology. He has previously worked for NASA.
- Ali Said Faqi – Somali scientist and the leading researcher on the design and interpretation of toxicology studies at the MPI research center in Mattawan, Michigan.
- Jama Musse Jama (b. 1967) – prominent Somali ethnomathematician and author. He is notable for his research on traditional Somali boardgames such as Shax and the history of mathematics in the Horn of Africa.
- Abdusalam Abubakar (b. 1989/90) – one of the youngest winners of the BT Young Scientist of the Year Award who later went on to win the European Union Contest for Young Scientists for his project, which was entitled An Extension of Wiener's Attack on RSA.
- Amina Said Ali – author, poet, and medical scientist based in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Ahmed Mumin Warfa – scientist, specialised in botany and jointly discovered the Cyclamen somalense, the first genus from tropical Africa with his colleague Mats Thulin. Dr. Warfa is the "world's pre-eminent authority on frankincense", and a professor at Salt Lake Community College.
- Osman Aden Abdulle – prominent Somali geneticist that has studied the Somali blood type and it's ethnogenesis. In 1987 he jointly discovered with his colleagues a new Rh gene complex producing the rare Cx (Rh9) antigen in the Somali population.
- Abdirahman bin Isma'il al-Jabarti (fl. 10th-11th centuries) – Early Muslim leader and forefather of the Darod clan.
- Uways al-Barawi (1847–1909) – Somali scholar credited with reviving Islam in 19th century East Africa and with followers in Yemen and Indonesia.
- Sa'id of Mogadishu – 14th century Somali scholar and traveler. His reputation as a scholar earned him audiences with the Emirs of Mecca and Medina. He travelled across the Muslim world and visited Bengal and China.
- Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti (1753–1825) – Somali scholar living in Cairo who recorded the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt.
- Abd Al-Rahman bin Ahmad al-Zayla'i (1820–1882) – Somali scholar who played a crucial role in the spread of the Qadiriyya movement in Somalia and East Africa.
- Shaykh Sufi – Abd Al-Rahman bin Abdallah al Shashi (Arabic: عبد الرحمن بن عبد الله شاشي) (b. 1829 - 1904), popularly known as Shaykh Sufi, was a 19th century Somali scholar, poet, reformist and astrologist.
- Muhammad Al-Sumaalee (1910–1999) – Somali scholar and teacher in the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. He influenced many of the prominent Islamic scholars of today.
- Ali al-Jabarti (d. 1492) – Somali scholar and politician in the Mamluk Empire.
- Uthman bin Ali Zayla'i (d. 1342) – 14th century Somali theologian and jurist who wrote the single most authoritative text on the Hanafi school of Islam, consisting of four volumes known as the Tabayin al-Haqa'iq li Sharh Kanz al-Daqa'iq.
- Abdallah al-Qutbi (1879–1952) – Somali polemicist theologian and philosopher. Sheikh Al-Qutbi is best known for his Al-Majmu'at al-mubaraka ("The Blessed Collection"), a five-part compilation of polemics.
- Abd al Aziz al-Amawi (1832–1896) – 19th century influential Somali diplomat, historian, poet, jurist and scholar living in the Sultanate of Zanzibar.
- Abadir Umar Ar-Rida – 13th century cleric and saint of Harar. Forefather of the Sheekhaal Somali clan.
- Yusuf bin Ahmad al-Kawneyn – 13th century scholar and saint. Associated with the development of Wadaad's writing.
- Hussain Bisad – Tallest Somali man alive with the largest hand span in the world