Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Madani among 500 influential Muslim personalities of the world, but not Owaisi
Maulana Mahmood Madani has been included in this survey for the 14th time in the world’s 500 most influential Muslim personalities. The name of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi is not included in this list.
Most Influential Muslims: Hurriyat Conference president and Islamic scholar Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, along with former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, are included in the list of 500 most influential Muslims globally. On the other hand, Maulana Mahmood Madani has been included in this survey for the 14th time among the 500 most influential Muslim personalities in the world. This time he has been given the 15th place in the world while the first among the influential people of India. Appreciating Madani’s religious and social services, the research organization has also awarded him the title of ‘Person of the Year’. Surprisingly, the name of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi is not included in this list.
The Hurriyat said in a statement that the annual list was released by the Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center (RISSC) in collaboration with Georgetown University and was published on Monday. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei and Jordan’s King Abdullah were also included in the list.
Who is ‘Person of the Year’ Mahmood Madani?
Maulana Mahmood Madani (born 3 March 1964) is an Indian politician and Islamic scholar. He was a member of Rajya Sabha from 2006 to 2012. He is the general secretary of the Muslim organization Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind. Mahmood Madani believes that terrorism should have no sympathy in Islam and Islam is the only religion that defines and practices terrorism. Mahmud Madani has also spoken against the two-nation theory and the partition of India.
Who is Mirwaiz Umar Farooq?
Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq (born 23 March 1973) is a Mirwaiz from Kashmir. He is an Islamic, separatist political leader from Kashmir. He is an Islamic religious cleric from the Kashmir Valley. As the Mirwaiz of Kashmir and president of the Hurriyat Conference, Umar Farooq has an important religious and political role in the Kashmir Valley. He is seen as the spiritual leader of the Muslims of Kashmir.
According to the Hurriyat statement, RISSC-Jordan said about him, “He (Farooq) is advocating for dialogue with both India and Pakistan, so that the aspirations of the Kashmiri people can be realized.” It is also to be known here that Farooq has been under house arrest since August 4, 2005, when Parliament passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act.
Who are the most influential Muslims in the world?
According to The Muslim 500 list, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has been ranked as the most influential Muslim for the year 2023. Prominent global figures listed in the top 50 included Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamid al-Thani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan, Jordan’s King Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein.
The names of Shahbaz Sharif and Imran Khan are also in the list.
Simultaneously, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, former Prime Minister and PTI Chief Imran Khan, Maulana Tariq Jameel, Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, Sirajul Haque, Malala Yousafzai The name has also been placed among influential Muslims.
Courtesy: ABP Live
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