The Maldives’ State Minister for Islamic Affairs Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed has been placed among the top 500 most influential Muslims, but the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISC) in e Kingdom of Jordan.
The report, entitled “The 500 Most Influential Muslims – 2010”, commends Sheikh Shaheem for providing “good leadership to his ministry, especially in the drafting of regulations under the Religious Unity Act of the Maldives which, he believes, will provide a legal framework to protect Islam.”
The report also acknowledges Sheikh Shaheem’s “collaboration with the Maldives National Broadcasting Corporation (MNBC) to introduce a new television channel which will focus on relating Islam to the broader issues of society.”
The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre is an independent research entity affiliated with the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought is an international Islamic non-governmental, independent institute headquartered in Amman, the country’s capital.