AIUDF supremo's me comes after Wipro’s Premji in the category of philanthropy, charity & development
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Oct 4: AIUDF president, Dhubri MP and owner of the Ajmal Group of Companies Maula Badruddin Ajmal Qasmi has been listed in the group of top 500 influential Muslims in the world.
The 500 Most Influential Muslims is an annual publication which ranks the most influential members of the religion in the world. It is compiled by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Amman, Jordan, in cooperation with Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University in the United States.
The list consists of a top 50 section and the remaining 450 are divided into political, scholarly, administration of religious affairs etc.
Ajmal's me comes after Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro Limited, in the list of most influential in terms of Philanthropy, Charity & Development from India. The Indians in the Top 50 influential Muslims include Mufi Muhammad Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Al-Azhari, leader of the Indian Barelwis and considered by his followers as the Grand Mufi of India, Maula Mahmood Madani, executive member of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind.
The most influential scholars from India include Allamah Zia Al-Mustafa, Islamic scholar of the Barelwi movement in India, Wahiduddin Khan, co-founder of Goodword, publisher of children's books, Rabey Hasani dvi, president of All India Muslim Persol Law Board and Bahauddeen Muhammed Jamaluddeen dwi, founder of Darul Huda Islamic University.
Dr Mohammad Umar Farooq has been listed as the most influential politicians from India.
Most influential in terms of Administration of Religious Affairs from India include Sheikh Aboobackar Ahmad, general secretary of the All India Muslim Scholars Association, Sayyid Ibrahimul Khaleel Al-Bukhari, founder of Ma'din Islamic Academy, Maula Shakir Ali Noorie, president of Sunni Dawate Islami (a non-political religious organization) and MP Jab Asaduddin Owaisi, president of All India Majlis-eIttehadul Muslimeen.
Most influential preachers & spiritual guides from India are H. Hazrat Allama Maula Qamaruzzaman Azmi, founder of Al-Jame-atul-Islamia, Arsad Madani, president of the 86-year old Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, Professor Sayid Ameen Mian Quadri, leader of the Indian Barelwis and a sajjada shin, or Suf disciple, of the Barkatiya Suf tradition, Syed Mufaddal Saifuddin, spiritual leader of 2-5 million people living in 100 countries and Sheikh Dr Taika Shuaib, head of the Arusiyya branch of the Qadiri Suf order.
Most influential in terms of Art and Culture from India are Shaba Azmi, Aamir Khan and AR Rahman.