500 most influential Muslims.
This report is a bit old but quite interesting.
Few days ago The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan issued this report regarding 500 most influential muslims in the world.
According to report number one is
1. Saudi king . His brief description
Country: Saudi Arabia
Date of Birth: 1 August 1924
Source of Influence: Political, Administrative, Lineage
Influence: King with authority over 29 million Saudis, aprox. 2 million Hajj pilgrims and over 15 million Umrah pilgrims annually
School of Thought: Moderate Salafi
Rank: 2010:1 · 2009:1
2.Tayyip Erodogan. description as given by report.
Date of Birth: 26 February 1954
Source of Influence: Political
Influence: Leads government
of 77.4 million Turkish citizens
School of Thought: Traditional
Rank: 2010:2 · 2009:5
3.SAYYID ALI KHAMENEI
Date of Birth: 17 July 1939
Source of Influence: Political,
Influence: Supreme Leader of
66.8 million Iranians
School of Thought: Traditional
Twelver Shi‘a, Revolutionary
Rank: 2010:3 · 2009:2
Pakistan got 24 poistions in top 500.But there are only 2 pakistanies in top 50.
at # 16 HAJJI MOHAMMED ABD AL WAHHAB
Country: Pakistan Date of Birth: 1923 Source of Influence: International Islamic Networks, Scholarly,Administrative
Influence: Leader of a Pakistan-based organization with chapters in 120 countries, an annual conference in Pakistan,
the Raiwind Tablighi Ijtima,which drew over 1.5 million attendees in 2009, and the Biswa Ijtima conference in Bangladesh that attracts approximately three million members
each year. School of Thought: Traditional Sunni, Hanafi.
at # 31 Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Full report can be viewed at
This information is available in PDF format, and is download'able in;
(1) Standard Resolution [6 MB]
(2) High Resolution [45 MB]
interesting books ...
thanks for sharing the link .
i have just downloaded 500 influential Muslims .
unfortunately , Pakistani President tops somewhere else .
according to this book ,only 24 Pakistanis out of 500 influential muslims which includes :
Abdus sattar Edhi for his volunteer Ambulance service in Gunnies Book of world record
General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kiyani for restoring peace and harmony in Pakistan
chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chudhri ,for whom millions of Pakistani look up as a last hope of justice
Mufti Taqi Usmani as the biggest scholar on Islamic Finance
Maleeha Lodhi as the custodian of Pakistani interests on diplomatic fronts
Junaid Jamshed , most popular singer turned scholar ,followed by young generation
surprisingly Moulana Fazul Rehman , who according to the author ; has a strong hold on religious mindsets of a particular area of NWFP .
so on and so forth ....
Its indeed a very very strange report. Most of the names which tops the list are the criminals and there reason for fame is oppression, brutallity etc. Besides, the list should be max of 100 personalities but with positive influence and Muslim rulers shoud NOT be included in list at all.
author is talking about Influential Muslims .
and Muslim rulers are influentials .
thats another story, they themselves has been influenced by USA . like king of Saudia , king of Jordon , Syria and UAE .
I think the term influential is not fit for such people who rule their countries with iron fist. Influential are those who could influence people positively and not these traitors...