By Our Chief Editor B. R Abdul Wajid
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Dubai : The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan, in its annual publication of the World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims in 2019, ranked His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces amongst the most influential Muslims in the world.
Apart from Dubai rulers, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad, Egyptian footballer Mohammed Salah, Islamic scholar Dr. Zakir Naik, boxer Khabib Nurmagomedov, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, Islamic scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel, Islamic scholar Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Azim Premji of India’s Wipro Limited, Salman Iqbal of Pakistan’s ARY Digital Network, and a number of other leaders, scholars and personalities from other walks of life on the list.
The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan has highlighted Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision to make Dubai a business destination. As per the study, “To that end, he helped develop the Palm Islands, Burj Al Arab Hotel, Burj Khalifa, the Dubai World Cup and the Godolphin Stables. He has also launched multiple charity initiatives from Dubai, such as Dubai Cares, which has reached over 18 million beneficiaries in 53 countries since its inception in 2007.”
The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan said in its annual publication of the World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims that, “Sheikh Mohammed has been recognized for his groundbreaking initiatives as an influential leader of Abu Dhabi. As Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohamed’s directives were central to the Arab coalition military campaigns against Houthi strongholds in Yemen.”
The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan said in its annual publication of the World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims that Azim Premji is an Indian business tycoon and philanthropist who is the Chairman of WIpro Limited, a leader in the Software Industry. He is currently the second wealthiest Indian (worth US Dollar 19 Billion) as well as being the richest Indian Muslim. In April 2017, India Today ranked him ninth in the India’s 50 most powerful people. The Azim Premji Foundation supports programs that reach more than 2.5 million children. His 2 Billion Dollar donation to his foundation was the largest charitable contribution in the history of modern India. He has now committed 9 Billion Dollar to the Foundation, 63% of his wealth. In 2011, he was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award by the Government of India.
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