The World's 500 Most Influential Muslims (also known as The Muslim 500) is annually published by Royal Islamic Strategic Center, Jordan since 2009. Included was Junaid Jamshed, who sadly lost his life today 7 December 2016 in a tragic plane crash in Pakistan.

List of 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World for 2014-15 has recently been published. It starts with overall Top-50 Muslims, the remaining 450 most influential Muslims are country-wise divided in 13 categories without ranking.

The top 10 list, overwhelmed with the presence of kings and rulers, except Hajji Mohammed Abdal Wahhab, who is the Amir of Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan.

Top 10 Most Influential Muslims of the World
His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
His Eminence Professor Dr Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad al Tayeb, Grand Sheikh of the Al Azhar University, Grand Imam of the Al Azhar Mosque
His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of Morocco
His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey
His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hussein Sistani, Marja of the Hawza, Najaf, Iraq
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id Al-Sa’id Sultan of Oman
His Highness General Al-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan - Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces
Hajji Mohammed Abdal Wahhab - Amir of Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan

Most Influential Pakistanis
32 persons from Pakistan feature in the list of 500 “Most Influential Muslims of the World”. Among the top 50, however, there are only two known figures from Pakistan:

Hajji Mohammed Abd Al-Wahhab Amir of Tablighi Jamaat, Pakistan (at 10th position)
Sheikh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (at 19th position)

Following is a category-wise list of Pakistanis included in The Muslim 500.
Administration of Religious Affairs

Mawlana Saleemullah Khan
Ayatollah Sayed Sajid Ali Naqvi
Siraj ul Haq

***Arts and Culture

Al-Hajj Siddiq Ismail
Junaid Jamshed
Abida Parveen
Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri


Celebrities and Sports


Zaid Hamid
Aamir Liaquat Hussain
Mir Shakil ur Rehman

Philanthropy, Charity and Development

Abdul Sattar Edhi
Chaudhary Faisal Mushtaq
Prof. Dr. Adib Rizvi


Maulana Fazalur Rehman
Imran Khan
Nawaz Sharif

Preachers and Spiritual Guides

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

Qur’an Reciters


Dr. Akbar Ahmed
Dr. Farhat Hashmi
Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussain Najafi
Dr. Shaykh Tahir ul Qadri

Science and Technology

Prof. Atta-ur-Rehman
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan
Umar Saif

Social Issues

Asma Jehangir
Malala Yousufzai