The Egypt international is struggling with an ongoing foot problem and will play no part at Oakwell, while midfielder Robert Koren remains a major doubt after missing last week's goalless draw with Bristol City due to a calf strain.
Defender Jack Hobbs is hoping to shake off a knock to the knee in time.
But the Tigers will be boosted by the return from suspension of midfielder Corry Evans, who is expected to return to the starting line-up following his two-game ban.
Jay Simpson and Nick Proschwitz will challenge for a place up front alongside Matty Fryatt, who made his first league start of the season last week following a long-term Achilles injury.
Defender Paul McShane is hoping to feature following his quicker-than-expected return from ankle ligament damage.