Buhari, Dangote, Shekau Listed Among World’s Most Influential Muslims
President Muhammadu Buhari has been named among the top 50 most influential Muslim leaders in the world.
According to the 2017 edition of The Muslim500, an annual report of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims, President Buhari is 17th on the list.
The Nigerian president moves three positions up as he occupied the 20th spot last year.
Other prominent Nigerians in the top 50 list are; Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III, and a Borno State-Islamic cleric, Sheik Ibrahim Saleh.
The Sultan and Saleh retained their previous ranking, 22nd and 38th respectively.
Also listed were Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Nigeria, Abubakar Shekau, factional leader of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II, Prince Bola Ajibola, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, and Abdurahman Olanrewaju Ahmad.
The publication noted that Buhari and his compatriots were listed among the world’s 50 most powerful Muslim leaders because of their influence on “cultural, ideological, financial and political” activities.
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