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October 23, 2014

The Washington Post

Nayed, Dr Aref Ali A dangerous scenario looms ahead in Libya with an ongoing, multi-faceted struggle that is only partially understood.

October 20, 2014

Tony Abbott invites Joko Widodo to G20 as Indonesia's new President promises to strengthen maritime

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Tony Abbott met the new Indonesian President Joko Widodo late on Monday night and personally invited him to Brisbane to the G20 meeting next ...

October 20, 2014

Joko Widodo Is Sworn In as Indonesian President

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Times LIVE Joko Widodo Is Sworn In as Indonesian President New York Times JAKARTA, Indonesia — Joko Widodo, a commoner who was born in a Javan ...

October 20, 2014

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesian President

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Joko Widodo was sworn in as Indonesia’s new President on Monday. Mr. Widodo, the first Indonesian President not to come from the ranks of the ...

October 20, 2014

Joko Widodo Is Sworn In as President of Indonesia

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Wall Street Journal Joko Widodo Is Sworn In as President of Indonesia Wall Street Journal Thousands gather for the inauguration of Joko Widodo ...

October 20, 2014

Joko Widodo Sworn In as Indonesia's President and Faces These 5 Challenges

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Reuters Joko Widodo Sworn In as Indonesia's President and Faces These 5 Challenges TIME Incoming Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits Susilo ...

October 20, 2014

Joko Widodo inaugurated as Indonesian president

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's new president on Monday, facing the challenges of rebooting a slowing ...

October 20, 2014

Joko Widodo 'man of the people' to become Indonesia's president

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko The new face of Indonesian democracy, Joko Widodo faces significant challenges as he takes over the presidency.

October 19, 2014

Joko Widodo's first speech as Indonesian President focuses on maritime power

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Joko Widodo has used his first speech as Indonesian president to call his people to “work together, and work and work and work” to ...

October 19, 2014

BBC News - New Indonesian President Joko Widodo sworn in

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Joko Widodo is sworn in as the new president of Indonesia, the world's third largest democracy.

October 19, 2014

U.S. John Kerry meets new Indonesian President Joko Widodo

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko ... Widodo met the United States Secretary of State John Kerry during ...

October 19, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas: Jews Who Visit The Temple Mount Are A ‘Herd Of Cattle’

Abbas, HE President Mahmoud ... reported on the volleys between the two. Just recently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamine Netanyahu slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ...

October 19, 2014

Tony Abbott visits PNG en route to Indonesia for inauguration of new president Joko Widodo

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Tony Abbott heads to Indonesia for the presidential inauguration, with an unexpected pit stop in PNG.

October 18, 2014

Tony Abbott heads to Jakarta for inauguration of Indonesian President Joko Widodo

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Prime Minister Tony Abbott departed Australia for Jakarta on Sunday on a mission to build closer ties with new Indonesian president Joko Widodo. ...

October 18, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas Urges Palestinians To Defend Al-Aqsa, Suggests Banning 'Settlers' From Entering

Abbas, HE President Mahmoud ... at a time when there has been a significant uptick in violence in towns and villages around East Jerusalem. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ...

October 16, 2014

Indonesia's new president Joko Widodo promises hope and change

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo sits composed on his last afternoon in the Jakarta governor's office as the noise of angry ranting drifts ...

October 15, 2014

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's legacy: the great democratic leader who became a follower

Yudhoyono, H.E. President Susilo Bambang Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is leaving the Indonesian presidency in a hail of criticism despite the high hopes held when he took up office.

October 15, 2014

Queen Rania of Jordan: 'Extremists rely on the complacency of moderates'

HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Jordanian queen urges religious moderates to join 'fight for our lives and our children’s lives' in stark warning about rise of extremists ...

October 11, 2014

Tony Abbott off to Jakarta for president Joko Widodo's inauguration

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko MICHAEL BACHELARD

October 4, 2014

A Promising Glimpse of Africa's Future Can Be Found in Its Children - Queen Rania of Jordan

HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Perhaps if we all subscribed to the African concept of Ubuntu that we all become people through other people, and that we cannot be fully human ...

October 4, 2014

The Hard-Line on Grocery Items - Queen Rania of Jordan

HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah When flotillas came to break the blockade, they came to help the people of Gaza. But, just as important, they came to break the blockade on the ...

September 30, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas Slammed By Israeli Prime Minister For Claims Of Genocide And Holocaust Denial

Abbas, H.E. President Mahmoud Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas stooped to a new low in his accusations towards Israel when he addressed the U.N. last week, and ...

September 26, 2014

Turkish President Recep Erdogan Rises In Defense of ISIS and The Muslim Brotherhood…

Erdogan, H.E. Recep Tayyip Having recently given safe haven to the leadership of Muslim Brotherhood terrorists exiled from Qatar, Turkey’s President Erdogan delivered a ...

September 26, 2014

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accuses Israel of 'war of genocide' in Gaza at UN General Assembly ...

Abbas, H.E. President Mahmoud Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been accused of “diplomatic terrorism” after he claimed Israel carried out a "war of genocide" ...

September 26, 2014

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Accuses Israel Of War Crimes In Gaza, Renews UN Membership Bid

Abbas, H.E. President Mahmoud Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of "absolute war crimes." "We will not forget and we will not forgive," he said at the U.N.

September 26, 2014

King Abdullah: Jordan Overcapacity, One-Fifth Of Population Refugees

H.M. King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein Jordan’s King Abdullah II recently gave an interview with CBS correspondent Scott Pelley, where he talked about ISIS and the vast refugee camps ...

September 25, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas demands end to Israeli occupation in UN speech

Abbas, H.E. President Mahmoud ... Authority president appears to be steering conflict resolution efforts in a new direction. NEW YORK // Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said ...

September 24, 2014

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi Talks ISIS and Islam

Al-Sisi, General Abdel Fattah Saeed The ruler looks to revitalize Egypt's, but he's been criticized for his crackdowns on free speech

September 21, 2014

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denies paying ransom to free Turkish hostages from Islamic State militants ...

Erdogan, H.E. Recep Tayyip Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused to comment on reports that hostages had been exchanged for three top-level prisoners.

September 18, 2014

After Mahmoud Abbas, who will lead the Palestinians?

Abbas, H.E. President Mahmoud ... have known only two leaders: Yasser Arafat, the stubble-chinned firebrand fond of chequered scarves and olive fatigues, and Mahmoud Abbas, a ...

September 17, 2014

Fethullah Gulen's Message Condemning ISIS Appears in 5 U.S. Dailies Today

Gülen, Hodjaefendi Fethullah Fethullah Gulen , a world renowned scholar, preacher and social advocate published his message of condemnation in today's New York Times , Washington ...

September 15, 2014

Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum Opens to Foster Mutual Understanding Between Western and Islamic Cultures ...

Al Hussayni, H.R.H. Shah Karim Read the rest of Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum Opens to Foster Mutual Understanding Between Western and Islamic Cultures Permalink - Add to ...

September 14, 2014

US seeks military presence in Mideast: Ayatollah Khamenei

Khamenei, H.E. Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Ayatollah Khamenei says US seeks military presence in the region by forming an anti-ISIL coalition.

September 12, 2014

Keeping The Faith: A Museum Gifted By Aga Khan

Al Hussayni, H.R.H. Shah Karim Dedicated to Islamic art and culture, the majestic Aga Khan Museum opens in Toronto.

September 11, 2014

Ayatollah Khamenei prostate surgery: Post-op publicity and Twitter photos.

Khamenei, H.E. Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali After undergoing prostate surgery in Tehran on Monday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has taken to the Internet to publicize his recovery, most recently ...

September 11, 2014

PM Harper, Justin Trudeau in Toronto for Aga Khan Museum opening

Al Hussayni, H.R.H. Shah Karim ... gala, Prime Minister Stephen Harper spends a second day in the Greater Toronto Area, where he'll team up with His Highness the Aga Khan to celebrate ...

September 11, 2014

Islamic State: Recep Tayyip Erdogan happy to meet John Kerry but Turkey will not attack Isis

Erdogan, H.E. Recep Tayyip Under the covered alleys and old spice bazaars, business continues as normal in Turkey’s southern city of Gaziantep, just 40 miles from the Syrian ...

September 11, 2014

Stephen Harper on hand for Aga Khan museum opening

Al Hussayni, H.R.H. Shah Karim The first museum in North America devoted to Islamic art will help promote an understanding of a religion that is based on tolerance and pluralism, ...

September 11, 2014

The Aga Khan: 6 things to know about the wealthy spiritual leader

Al Hussayni, H.R.H. Shah Karim Prince Karim Aga Khan IV is most often in the public spotlight for his love of race horses and the fact that the multimillionaire has been twice ...

September 9, 2014

The Aga Khan Museum: An oasis on the outskirts of Toronto

Al Hussayni, H.R.H. Shah Karim /

September 8, 2014

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei undergoes prostate surgery

Khamenei, H.E. Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Iran's 75-year-old supreme leader reportedly in "good condition" after surgery; few details released on overall issue

September 8, 2014

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei rushed to hospital for prostate surgery

Khamenei, H.E. Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 75, who has been Iran's top leader since 1989, was reported to be in 'good condition' and his doctors said he was resting ...

September 8, 2014

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has prostate surgery

Khamenei, H.E. Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali State media says no cause for concern as 75-year-old undergoes 'routine' operation in Tehran

September 8, 2014

Iranian news agency: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in hospital, has prostate surgery

Khamenei, H.E. Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian news agency: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in hospital, has prostate surgery.

September 7, 2014

Iran supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ‘successful’ prostate surgery

Khamenei, H.E. Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has successfully undergone prostate surgery, according to official media. The 75-year-old was visited ...

September 4, 2014

Pakistani Protest Leader Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri Wants Toys

Al Qadri, Dr Muhammad Tahir Have you ever tried to amuse a child during a three-week-long sit-in?

September 2, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas cannot rewrite international law

Abbas, H.E. President Mahmoud - Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced last week that he was about to unveil a diplomatic initiative involving the United ...

September 1, 2014

Joko Widodo Going It Alone, Current President Refuses Subsidy Request

Widodo , His Excellency President Joko Joko Widodo hasn’t even started his first term as president of Indonesia, yet he’s already hit a snag. The future leader asked the current president, ...

August 29, 2014

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas says Hamas are to blame for loss of 2,000 lives in Gaza

Abbas, H.E. President Mahmoud Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip, causing a high death toll.

August 23, 2014

In Muslim Kosovo, Lingering Jews Stake Claim To Country's Past — And Future

Jahjaga, Her Excellency President Atifete Kosovo’s centuries-old Jewish community is down to a few dozen souls. They are proud their past — and wonder why Israel won’t recognize their ...



The Top 50

  1. HM King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud
    Saudi Arabia
  2. HE Professor Dr Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyeb
    Egypt
  3. HE Grand Ayatollah Hajj Sayyid Ali Khamenei
    Iran
  4. HM King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein
    Jordan
  5. HM King Mohammed VI
    Morocco
  6. HE. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
    Turkey
  7. HE Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hussein Sistani
    Iraq
  8. HM Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id Aal Sa’id
    Oman
  9. HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan
    United Arab Emirates
  10. Amir Hajji Muhammad Abd Al Wahhab
    Pakistan
  11. HE President Joko Widodo
    Indonesia
  12. HE Sheikh Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Aal Al-Sheikh
    Saudi Arabia
  13. Sheikh Ahmad Tijani bin Ali Cisse
    Senegal
  14. Hodjaefendi Fethullah Gülen
    Turkey
  15. HE Sheikh Dr Ali Goma’a
    Egypt
  16. Sheikh Salman Al-Ouda
    Saudi Arabia
  17. Dr K.H. Said Aqil Siradj
    Indonesia
  18. HE Sheikha Munira Qubeysi
    Syria
  19. HE Justice Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani
    Pakistan
  20. HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah
    Mauritania
  21. Amirul Mu’minin Sultan Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III
    Nigeria
  22. Mufti Muhammad Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Al-Azhari
    India
  23. HM Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah
    Brunei
  24. HE President Abdel Fattah Saeed Al-Sisi
    Egypt
  25. HE Mohammad bin Mohammad Al-Mansour
    Yemen
  26. HE Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
    Turkey
  27. Professor Dr M Din Syamsuddin
    Indonesia
  28. Habib Umar bin Hafiz
    Yemen
  29. HE. President Mahmoud Abbas
    Palestinian Territories
  30. Dr Amr Khaled
    Egypt
  31. Sheikh Dr Yusuf Al Qaradawi
    Qatar
  32. HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah
    Jordan
  33. Moez Masoud
    Egypt
  34. Seyyed Hasan Nasrallah
    Lebanon
  35. Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson
    United States of America
  36. Professor Dr Seyyed Hossein Nasr
    United States of America
  37. HE Sheikh Ibrahim Salih
    Nigeria
  38. Habib ‘Ali Zain Al Abideen Al-Jifri
    United Arab Emirates
  39. HRH Shah Karim Al-Hussayni
    France
  40. Khaled Mashaal
    Palestinian Territories
  41. Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi
    Yemen
  42. H.H. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad
    Qatar
  43. Maulana Mahmood Madani
    India
  44. HE Sheikh Professor Dr Mustafa Ceric
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  45. HE President Atifete Jahjaga
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  46. HH. Amir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum
    United Arab Emirates
  47. Sheikh Usama al-Sayyid Al-Azhari
    Egypt
  48. Habib Luthfi bin Yahya
    Indonesia
  49. Prof. Ali Mohyi Al-Din Al-Qaradaghi
    Iraq
  50. Dr Aref Ali Nayed
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