World’s leading research organization Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC) have unveiled their list of 500 Most Influential Muslims for years 2015-2016.

The list has gained huge prestige among Muslims of the world, RISSC affiliated with the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic thought publicize annual list of influential Muslims in the world.

The list starts with overall Top-50 Muslims and remaining 450 are divided country wise in 13 categories without ranking. 34-Pakistanis made it into the list of 500 Influential Muslims 2015-2016.

Two Pakistanis were among the overall Top-50 Muslims Category and remaining were adjusted in the categories.

Hajji Muhammad Abdul-Wahhab Ranks No. 10
Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani  Ranks No. 22

Here are the categories in which 450 remaining are classified:

  1. Scholarly
  2. Political
  3. Administration of Religious Affairs
  4. Preachers & Spiritual Guides
  5. Philanthropy, Charity and Development
  6. Social issues
  7. Business
  8. Science & Technology
  9. Arts & Culture
  10. Qura’an Reciters
  11. Media
  12. Celebrities & Sports Star
  13. Top Extremists

Pakistanis among the list of remaining 450:


  • Ambassador Dr Akbar Ahmed
  • Shaykh Dr Tahir Al-Qadri
  • Dr Farhat Hashmi
  • Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussain Najafi


  • Maulana Fazlur Rahman
  • Imran Khan
  • Nawaz Sharif
  • General Raheel Sharif (New)

Administration of Religious Affairs:

  • Mawlana Saleemullah Khan
  • Ayatollah Sayed Sajid Ali Naqvi
  • Siraj Ul-Haq

Preachers & Spiritual Guides:

  • Dr Ahmad Rafique Akhtar
  • Ameer Muhammad Akram Awan
  • Khanum Tayyaba Bukhari
  • Maulana Tariq Jameel
  • Sheikh Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadiri

Philanthropy, Charity & Development:

  • Abdul Sattar Edhi
  • Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq
  • Prof Dr Adib Rizvi

Social Issues:

  • Asma Jehangir
  • Malala Yousafzai

Business: None

Science & Technology:

  • Prof Atta-Ur Rahman
  • Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan
  • Umar Saif

Arts & Culture:

  • Al-Hajj Siddiq Ismail
  • Abida Parveen
  • Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri

Qura’an Reciters: None


  • Zaid Hamid
  • Aamir Liaquat Hussain
  • Salman Iqbal (New)
  • Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman

Celebrities and Sports: None

Top Extremists: None

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  1. Congratulations to all, Its an International Recognition for all legendary personalities , same news should be broadcast on all news channels, publish in news papers and talk shows its a positive image of Pakistan .

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