Sultan Of Sokoto Is The 18th Most Influential Muslim Leader In The World

Nominations are evaluated on the basis of the influence that particular Muslims have had within the Muslim community and the manner in which their influence has benefited the community, both within the Islamic world and in terms of representing Islam to non-Muslims.

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’adu Abubakar III has been recognised as the top highest ranking Muslim leader on the African continent and the 18th in the world.

The Sultan ranks among the most influential Muslims in the world, which was carried out by 500 Most Influential Muslims (also known as The Muslim 500), an annual publication first published in 2009.

In this year’s edition of the global recognition, Sultan of Sokoto Abubakar III secured the 18th position as the most influential Muslim in the world.

The Sultan of Sokoto is considered the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s 74.6million Muslims, who account for roughly 50 per cent of the nation’s population.

The Sultan holds important administrative influence in Nigerian religious life. He is the titular ruler of Sokoto in northern Nigeria and is also the head of the Nigerian National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.

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