King Salman Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia emerged the second after displacing King Abdullah Al-Hussein of Jordan to the third position. The Jordanian King was number one on 2016..
President Muhammadu Buhari, Boko Haram pioneer, Abubakar Shekau, and the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, have been recorded in the rankings among the most powerful Muslim pioneers on the planet. They were recorded in the ninth version of the yearly “The Muslim 500: The World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims” 2018 formally discharged amid the end of the week..
It said that have separated from being outstanding religion examples of their particular nations, those perceived additionally have a feeling of having a place with Muslim people group around the world.
The production measured impact to incorporate; any individual who has the power (be it social, ideological, money related, political or something else) to roll out an improvement that will significantly affect the Muslim world.
It notwithstanding, included that the effect can be either positive or negative, contingent upon one’s perspective.
“The first two examples also point to the fact that the lists, and especially the Top 50, are dominated by religious scholars and heads of state. Their dominant and lasting influence cannot be denied, especially the rulers, who in many cases also appoint religious scholars to their respective positions,” it said.
It listed 13 criteria scholarly, political, administration of religious affairs, preachers and spiritual guides, philanthropy/charity and development, social issues, business, science and technology, arts and culture, Qur’an reciters, media, celebrities and sports stars, and extremists where those ranked were selected from.
The publication list Professor Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyeb the Grand Sheikh of the Al-Azhar University and Grand Imam of the Al-Azhar Mosque as number one, retaining his 2017 position.
Two of the Iranian Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Khamenei and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came fourth and fifth respectively.
In a short citation the publication recognised President Buhari’s past military career, his anti-corruption credentials and his promise and subsequent efforts to deal with the insurgent group, Boko Haram and the economy and infrastructure.
Other Africans on the ranking are Dr. Ibrahim Datti Ahmed, Prince Bola Ajibola, Imam Muhammad Ashafa, Sheikh Tahir Usman Bauchi, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Sheikh Yakubu Musa Katsina, Prof Ishaq Olanrewaju Oloyede, Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and Shiite leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.