The Top 500 Most Influential Muslims: Nominations open for 2012!

Amman, Jordan: Nominations for The Top 500 Most Influential Muslims for 2012 have been opened.

To get opinion of public across the Muslim world, The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre has opened registration on its website to get voice heard of voters globally.

The RISSC is an independent research entity affiliated with the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought. The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought is an international Islamic non-governmental, independent institute headquartered in Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan.

This publication is part of an annual series that provides a window into the movers and shakers of the Muslim world. It gives valuable insight into the different ways that Muslims impact the world and also shows the diversity of how people are living as Muslims today.

Nominations will be evaluated on the basis of the influence that particular Muslims have had within the Muslim community and the manner in which their influence has benefited the Muslim community, both within the Islamic world and in terms of representing Islam to non-Muslims.

The personalities from the following fields are chosen on their influence and contribution to the field:

  1. Administration of Religious Affairs
  2. Arts & Culture
  3. Business
  4. Celebrities & Sports Stars
  5. Issues of the Day
  6. Media
  7. Philanthropy, Charity & Development
  8. Political
  9. Preachers & Spiritual Guides
  10. Qur’an Recitors
  11. Radicals
  12. Scholarly
  13. Science & Technology
  14. Social Issues

To nominate a person from Muslim world, you can submit name and profile on this page.

Last years top 50 Muslims were:

  1. H.M. King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia

    King of Saudi Arabia & Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

  2. H.M. King Mohammed VI, Morocco

    King of Morocco

  3. H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey

    Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey

  4. H.M. King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, Jordan

    King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

  5. H.E. Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Khamenei, Iran

    Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran

  6. H.H. Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar

    Emir of Qatar

  7. H.E. Professor Dr Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad Al Tayyeb, Egypt

    Grand Sheikh of the Al Azhar University, Grand Imam of the Al Azhar

  8. Dr Mohammed Badie, Egypt

    Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood

  9. H.M. Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id Aal Sa’id, Oman

    Sultan of Oman

  10. H.E. Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hussein Sistani, Iraq

    Marja of the Hawza, Najaf, Iraq

  11. H.E. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia

    President of Indonesia

  12. H.E. Sheikh Dr Ali Goma’a, Egypt

    Grand Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt

  13. Sheikh Dr Yusuf Al Qaradawi, Qatar

    Head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars

  14. H.E. Sheikh Abdul Aziz ibn Abdullah Aal Al Sheikh, Saudi Arabia

    Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  15. Hodjaefendi Fethullah Gülen, Turkey

    Turkish Muslim Preacher

  16. Amir Hajji Muhammad Abd Al Wahhab, Pakistan

    Amir of Tablighi Jamaat, Pakistan

  17. Dr K.H. Said Aqil Siradj, Indonesia

    Chairman of Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama

  18. H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates

    Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi & Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

  19. Sheikh Salman Al Ouda, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Scholar and Educator

  20. Sheikh Muhammad Sa’id Ramadan Al Bouti, Syria

    Leading Islamic Scholar in Syria

  21. Dr Amr Khaled, Egypt

    Preacher and Social Activist

  22. H.R.H. Shah Karim Al Hussayni, France

    The Aga Khan IV, 49th Imam of Ismaili Muslims

  23. Seyyed Hasan Nasrallah, Lebanon

    Secretary General of Hezbollah

  24. H.E. Sheikha Munira , Syria

    Leader of the Qubeysi Movement

  25. Sheikh as Sultan Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III, Nigeria

    Sultan of Sokoto

  26. Sheikh Ahmad Tijani Ali Cisse, Senegal

    Leader of the Tijaniyya Sufi Order

  27. H.E. President Abdullah Gül, Turkey

    President of the Republic of Turkey

  28. Mufti Muhammad Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Al Azhari, India

    Barelwi Leader and Spiritual Guide

  29. H.M. Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Brunei

    Sultan of Brunei

  30. H.E. Mohammad bin Mohammad Al Mansour, Yemen

    Imam of the Zaidi Sect of Shi‘a Muslims

  31. H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, Mauritania

    Deputy-Head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars

  32. H.E. Justice Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Pakistan

    Leading Scholar of Islamic Jurisprudence

  33. Dr Aaidh Al Qarni, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Scholar

  34. H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Jordan

    Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

  35. Sheikh Mohammed Ali Al Sabouni, Syria

    Scholar of Tafsir

  36. H.E. President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Territories

    President of the Palestinian National Authority

  37. Habib Umar bin Hafiz, Yemen

    Director of Dar Al Mustafa,

  38. H.H. Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Al Missned, Qatar

    Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation

  39. Khaled Mashaal, Palestinian Territories

    Leader of Hamas

  40. Professor Dr M Din Syamsuddin, Indonesia

    Chairman of Muhammadiyah, Indonesia

  41. Maulana Mahmood Madani, India

    Leader and Executive Member of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, India

  42. Habib Ali Zain Al Abideen Al Jifri, United Arab Emirates

    Director General of the Tabah Foundation, UAE

  43. Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson, United States of America

    Teacher and Co-founder of Zaytuna College, USA

  44. H.E. Sheikh Professor Dr Mustafa Ceric, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  45. H.E. Professor Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Turkey

    Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference

  46. H.H. Dr Syedna Mohammad Burhannuddin Saheb, India

    The 52nd Da‘i l-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohras

  47. Professor Dr Seyyed Hossein Nasr, United States of America

    Philosopher & University Professor

  48. Sheikh Mehmet Nazim Adil Al-Qubrusi Al-Haqqani, Cyprus

    Leader of Naqshbandi- Haqqani Sufi Order

  49. H.E. Dr Abd al Aziz bin ‘Uthman Altwaijiri, Saudi Arabia

    Secretary General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

  50. H.E. Dr Aref Ali Nayed, Libya

    Scholar & Libyan Ambassador to the UAE


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