IIUI president among 500 most influential Muslims
ISLAMABAD: Prof Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, president of the International Islamic University Islamabad has been named among the 500 `Most Influential Muslims of the year 2010’ by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.
This Centre is an independent research entity affiliated with the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought.
The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought is an international Islamic non-governmental, independent institute headquartered in Amman, Jordan.
The Center has published the third edition of its book entitled: “The 500 Most Influential Muslims 2010”. This publication provides a window into the movers and shakers of the Muslim world.
It highlights people who are influential as Muslims, that is, people whose influence is derived from their practice of Islam or from the fact that they are Muslim.
It gives valuable insight into the different ways that Muslims impact the world, and also shows the diversity of how people are living as Muslims today.
The book states, “Siddiqui is the president of the International Islamic University in Islamabad, a school aiming to produce scholars and practitioners able to use their Islamic learning to meet the economic, social, political, and intellectual needs of the ummah”.
This is a singular honour not only for the President but for the University itself as it feels proud that it is led by a renowned personality of the Muslim world.
Dr Siddiqui’s association with the International Islamic University dates back to its founding years as he has been entrusted with several important and strategic assignments from time to time during the past 25 years.
Under his supervision, the university has expanded in many directions in way of setting up of academic Departments, introduction of qualified Faculty, growth of the University budget, growth of infrastructure and all resulting in the growth in the enrollment of students, thus bringing it to the position of the third largest public sector university of the country.