The list has gained huge prestige among Muslims of the world. The RISSC, affiliated with the Royal Aal al Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, publicises annual list of influential Muslims in the world.
The list starts with overall top 50 Muslims and remaining 450 are divided country wise in 13 categories without ranking. 33 Pakistanis made it into the list of 500 Influential Muslims 2015-2016.
Hajji Muhammad Abdul Wahab, Prince Agha Khan and Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani are among the overall top 50 Muslims category and the remaining were adjusted in the categories.
PTI chairman Imran Khan, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Syed Sajid Naqvi, Sirajul Haq, Tahirul Qadri, Allama Ilyas Qadri, Salimullah Khan, Dr Abdul Qadeer, Maulana Tariq Jamil, Balqees Edhi and Malala Yousufzai are among 33 other Pakistanis included in the recent list