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The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World

“The 500 Most Influential Muslims 2009,” edited by Professors John Esposito and İbrahim Kalın.

1. His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia,
2. His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Khamenei,Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
3. His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of Morocco
4. His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
5. His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey
6. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id al Sa’id, Sultan of Oman
7. His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hussein Sistani, Marja of the Hawza, Najaf
8. His Eminence Sheikh Al Azhar Dr Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, Grand Sheikh of the Al Azhar University,
9. Sheikh Dr Yusuf Qaradawi, Head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars
10. His Eminence Sheikh Dr Ali Goma’a, Grand Mufti of the Arab, Republic of Egypt
11. His Eminence Sheikh Abdul Aziz Ibn Abdullah Aal al Sheikh, Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
12. Mohammad Mahdi Akef, Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood
13. Hodjaefendi Fethullah Güllen, Turkish Muslim Preacher
14. Amr Khaled, Preacher and Social Activist
15. Hajji Mohammed Abd al Wahhab, Ameer of the Tablighi Jamaat, Pakistan
16. His Royal Eminence Amirul Mu’minin Sheikh as Sultan Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto
17. Seyyed Hasan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah
18. Dr KH Achmad Hasyim Muzadi, Chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia
19. Sheikh Salman al Ouda, Saudi Scholar and Educator
20. His Highness Shah Karim al Hussayni, The Aga Khan IV, 49th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims
21. His Highness Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, Prime Minister of the UAE
22. His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
23. Sheikh Dr M Sa’id Ramadan al Bouti, Leading Islamic Scholar in Syria
24. His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam
25. His Eminence Professor Dr Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad al Tayeb, President of Al Azhar University
26. His Eminence Mohammad bin Mohammad al Mansour, Imam of the Zaidi Sect of Shi‘a Muslims
27. His Eminence Justice Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Leading Scholar of Islamic Jurisprudence, Pakistan
28. His Excellency President Abdullah Gül, President of the Republic of Turkey
29. Sheikh Mohammad Ali al Sabouni, Scholar of Tafsir
30. His Eminence Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, Deputy-Head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars
31. Her Eminence Sheikha Munira Qubeysi, Leader of the Qubeysi Movement
32. His Eminence Sheikh Ahmad Tijani Ali Cisse, Leader of Tijaniyya Sufi Order
33. Sheikh al Habib Umar bin Hafiz, Director of Dar al Mustafa, Tarim, Yemen
34. Khaled Mashaal, Leader of Hamas
35. Professor Dr M Din Syamsuddin, Chairman of Muhammadiyya, Indonesia
36. Maulana Mahmood Madani, Secretary General of Jamiat Ulemae-Hind, India
37. Sheikh Habib Ali Zain al Abideen al Jifri, Director General of the Tabah Foundation, UAE
38. Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Founder of Zaytuna Institute, USA
39. His Eminence Sheikh Professor Dr Mustafa Ceric, Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina
40. His Excellency Professor Dr Ekmelledin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the OIC
41. General Mohammad Ali Jafari, Commander of the Revolutionary Guard, Iran
42. Dato’ Haji Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, Religious Guide of the Islamic Party of Malaysia
43. Motiur Rahman Nizami, Ameer of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh
44. Professor Sayid Ameen Mian Qaudri, Barelwi Leader and Spiritual Guide
45. His Holiness Dr Syedna Mohammad Burhannuddin Saheb, 52nd Da‘i l-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohras
46. Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistani Nuclear Scientist
47. Professor Dr Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Islamic Philosopher
48. Abdullah ‘Aa Gym’ Gymnastiar, Indonesian Preacher
49. Sheikh Mehmet Nazim Adil al Qubrusi al Haqqani, Leader of Naqshbandi-Haqqani Sufi Order
50. Dr Abd al Aziz bin Uthman Altwaijiri, Secretary General of the Islamic Educational.
450. Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim- The PKR De Facto Leader.

For full list of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World, click here: The 500 most influential Muslims in the world

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The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I.” And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say “I.” They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.” They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but “we” gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done. By Peter Drucker

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    1. ceyhun says:

      list does not make sense. all the kings are at the top while scholars like

      His Eminence Professor Dr Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad al Tayeb, President of Al Azhar University
      and Hodjaefendi Fethullah Güllen are not at the top
      for more information about fethullah gulen, check out below websites

    2. Wahh bila pulak pegi Sepanyol? Merata berjalan sheikhhh…

    3. imanwala says:


    4. Ben Othman says:

      Mr Ceyhun,

      It’s for the most influential not the most scholarly minded.

    5. belimmustak ganimiya says:

      Please give me E-mail address of Hajarat Azharimiya.

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