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Pakistan Names Saudi Crown Prince Global Influential Figure for Islam

Pakistan Names Saudi Crown Prince Global Influential Figure for Islam

Monday, 15 April, 2019 - 12:00
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Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, held a ceremony on Sunday for the awarding of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman the title of “the Most Influential Personality of the World - 2018”.

The designation is awarded by the All Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC)--a high-level religious body comprising scholars and clerics-- to the most influential personalities that have served Islam and Muslims most around the world.

Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi presented the certificate and honorary shield to the Kingdom’s ambassador to Islamabad, Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki, during the activities of the international conference entitled “Message of Islam” held in the Pakistani capital.

In a speech during the conference, PUC Chairman Sheikh Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Ashrafi announced awarding the Crown Prince.

Ashrafi said that the decision was based on the recommendations of the 2019 committee for appreciating the Crown Prince’s great and relentless efforts and noble deeds in serving Islam and Muslims worldwide.

Care for the two holy mosques, pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors, spreading the teachings of the Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh), defending the Palestinian cause, defending Yemen, supporting the cause of the occupied Syrian Golan Heights and continuous defending of Muslim minorities everywhere - are among the many achievements referenced in the selection.

The Crown Prince’s support for the Pakistani government and people in the face of difficulties and challenges, and role in advancing peace efforts and tolerance between India and Pakistan were also cited.

The PUC chairman also lauded the support presented to programs countering extremism, violence, hate and terrorism all around the world and the effort to promote moderation and peace among societies.

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