Who we are

The Muslim 500 is part of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought. Our website address is: https://themuslim500.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you submit a form to the website, you may opt-in to saving your name and email address. This information may last indefinitely unless you request us to delete it. We do not use any information collected from contact forms for marketing purposes.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

During the checkout process on our store

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them
  • If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for an indefinite number of years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.


We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.


The Muslim 500 uses a plugin to give visitors the option to share posts on the site. This is a 3rd party plugin that has no affiliation with The Muslim 500.

Please see the their privacy policy for more details.


The Muslim 500 uses Google Analytics to track visitors on our site, including country of origin, browser, operating system, service provider, time of visit, and length of visit. All data is anonymized and only shared within the organization.

Please see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy for more details.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any 3rd party sources. Data is only shared within the organizations that make up the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments and contact forms may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre
20 Sa’ed Beno Street
Dabuq, Amman, Jordan
[email protected]
+962 6 534 4672

Additional information

How we protect your data

This site is fully encrypted and uses an enhanced firewall to protect against data breaches and hacks. We do not store sensitive information, (such as credit card or payment data), on our website.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Any user who may have had their personal data breached will be notified within 72 hours of detection.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from our Google analytics tracking service, which is fully anonymized. Please see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy for more details.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do conduct any profiling or automated decision making at The Muslim 500.