Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani named the most influential Muslim
Jordan-based “The Muslim 500” has named Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani as the most influential Muslim.
Sheikh Tamim tops 50 influential Muslim personalities. Saudi ruler King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei follow respectively 2nd and 3rd.
The Jordanian Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, an independent research entity and author of the reports lauded key achievements by the Qatari leader, from diplomacy, boosting the country’s economy, as well as leading historic reform in issues pertaining to migrant workers, Doha News reports.
“With the Emir enjoying good international relations and continuing foreign investment, Qatar has positioned itself into the role of regional peace broker…it has adopted a strong position of proactive engagement through dialogue with regional neighbors,” said the Jordanian institute.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was ranked as the first, last year.