Atif Aslam, Abida Parveen And Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Among 500 Most Influential Muslims In The World
Pakistani Artists Are Making The Nation Proud
The eleventh edition of The Muslim 500 which is a book that has listed the World's 500 Most Influential Muslims in the year 2020, is out now. Various Pakistani artists, politicians, humanitarians, and notable personalities have been made it to the eleventh issue of the list.
The Muslim 500 is published and released by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan and lists the most influential Muslims in the world and their achievements.
Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan has been named 'Man of the Year' in the book and is placed on rank 16.
Notable personalities from Pakistan who have been included in the list include Sufi maestro Abida Parveen, who is named as the one of the most influential Muslims in Arts and Culture, singing sensation Atif Aslam, who mesmerized everyone with his songs in Coke Studio recently, social activist Malala Yousafzai, and two-time Academy Award winner and filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Professor Emeritus and Chief Editor of The Muslim 500, S. Abdallah Schleifer, said in his statement about Imran Khan:
“I also was touched when Khan launched a successful fundraising campaign to establish a hospital devoted to both the care of victims of cancer as well as research. But what is particularly to his credit is that upon taking office in August 2018, Khan made it quite clear that one of his top priorities was to work for a lasting peace with India."
Atif Aslam has the 19th most popular social media presence that is held by a Muslim. He is mighty popular in the Muslim world because of his beautiful rendition of Tajdaar-e- Haram and other Sufi songs on Coke Studio.
The publication praises Abida Parveen and states:
"Parveen is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, often referred to as ‘the Queen of Sufi mystic singing’. She is the only woman to reach this level of influence in devotional music."
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has also been praised by the publication:
"Initially known for her film work highlighting women’s rights, she has gone on to win two Oscars, six Emmy awards for her films (three personally), the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, and became the first artist to co-chair the World Economic Forum."
Their inclusion is a matter of pride for the entire Pakistani nation and a wonderful way to represent the country globally, in a positive light.
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