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Top 10 Influential Famous Islamic Scholars You Should Follow

Islamic scholars play an important and vital role in changing the lives of many Muslims and Non-Muslims as well. An Islamic scholar is a person in Islamic religion which have the most proper information on Islam. Islamic scholars are considered the ones with true and in-depth knowledge of Islam. This article will tell you about famous Islamic Scholars of our time.

In their speeches, you will find three P’s which are pain, peace, and pleasure. When the talk, it melts our hearts. It creates a unique liveliness in our body giving us a smooth drive to follow Islam according to the rules. People are widely influenced by their speeches.

There are some important and Famous Islamic Scholars you should follow to enrich your understanding of Islam and the Holy Qur’an.


Taqi Usmani

Muhammad Taqi Usmani is a Pakistani Islamic scholar and former judge who is Vice President and Shaykh al-Hadith at Darul Uloom Karachi. An intellectual leader of the Deobandi movement, he has written and lectured extensively on hadith, fiqh, tasawwuf, and Islamic finance, a subject on which he is considered an authority.

He chairs the Sariah Board of the Bahrain-based Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and has held advisory positions on the Sariah supervisory boards of over a dozen financial institutions pursuing Islamic banking or finance.

He is also a permanent member of the Jeddah-based International Islamic Fiqh Academy an organ of the OIC as well as a member of the Islamic Fiqh Council of the Muslim World League.

In Pakistan, Usmani served as a scholar judge on the Shariat Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court from 1982 to 2002, and on the Federal Shariat Court from 1981 to 1982. From 1977 to 1981 he was a member of Zia’s Council of Islamic Ideology and was involved in drafting the Hudood Ordinances.

Bilal Philips

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips is a Canadian Muslim teacher, speaker, author, founder, and chancellor of the Islamic Online University, who lives in Qatar. He appears on Peace TV, which is a 24-hour Islamic satellite TV channel.

He considers himself a Salafi who advocates a traditional, literal form of Islam. J.M. Berger describes him as an example of a preacher and opinion leader of the Muslim world “who clearly believes and preaches in often stirring terms that Western civilization exists in sharp conflict with Islamic civilization, but who stops short of openly endorsing violence.

Maulana Tariq Jameel

Tariq Jameel generally alluded to as Maulana Tariq Jameel, is a Pakistani religious and Islamic researcher, evangelist, and open speaker from Tulamba close Mian Channu in Khanewal, Punjab. He is an individual from Tablighi Jamaat and a researcher who runs a Madrasa in Faisalabad, Pakistan.

He is recorded as a prevalent speaker in the 2013/2014 version of the book The Muslim 500. Tariq Jamil has delivered religious sermons internationally and comes from a school of thought called Deobandi. He supports ethnic and sectarian harmony. Jamil’s sermons incorporate a wide range of issues of Islam and social concern.

He especially emphasizes self-rectification, self-accountability, honesty in social life, avoidance of violence, observance of Allah’s commands, and the following of the teachings and the model of life as suggested by the Prophet Muhammad.

Yusuf Estes (conceived Joseph Estes, 1944) is an American minister from Texas who changed over from Christianity to Islam in 1991.

Yusuf Estes


He claims to have been a Muslim Chaplain for the United States Bureau of Prisons through the 1990s and to have served a Muslim delegate to the United Nations World Peace Conference for Religious Leaders held at the U.N. in September 2000.

Estes has served as a guest presenter and a keynote speaker at various Islamic events. Estes was named as the Islamic Personality of the Year at the Dubai International Holy Quran Award ceremony on 8 August 2012. Estes’s Islamic background is moderate Salafi. Estes is the founder and president of Guide US TV, a free-to-air Internet, and satellite TV channel, which broadcasts programs about Islam.

Omar Suleiman


Omar Suleiman is an American Muslim scholar, civil rights leader, writer, and public speaker. He is the Founder and President of Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University.

He is currently the Resident Scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center and the Co-Chair Emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, a multi-faith coalition of clergy for peace and justice. Imam Omar Suleiman is the President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a teacher of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University.

He’s likewise the inhabitant researcher of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center, and Co-Chair of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, a multi-confidence organization together for peace and equity.

Dalia Mogahed


Dalia Mogahed is an American scholar of Egyptian origin. She is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) in Washington, D.C.

She is also President and CEO of Mogahed Consulting, a Washington, D.C.-based executive coaching and consulting firm specializing in Muslim societies and the Middle East.

Mogahed is former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, a non-partisan research center that provided data and analysis to reflect the views of Muslims all over the world. She was selected as an advisor by U.S. President Barack Obama on the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Yasmin Mogahed

Yasmin Mogahed is a Muslim scholar based in the USA. She is a specialist in spirituality and personal development. She writes for Huffington Post and formerly wrote for InFocus News. She is the first Muslim woman to become an instructor at AlMaghrib Institute.

Formerly she had been an instructor for the Cardinal Stritch University. She is known internationally for her motivational lectures. Yasmin Mogahed is known for her endowment of charming a whole group of onlookers with her musings and shrewd reflections.

She is a Psychology graduate and achieved her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also completed a Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the same university.

Mufti Menk


Ismail ibn Musa Menk, also known as  Mufti Menk, is a Muslim cleric from Zimbabwe. He is the head of the fatwa department of The Council of Islamic Scholars of Zimbabwe. He is identified as a Salafi.

He has been named one of The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan in 2013, 2014, and 2017. In 2018 he published a collection of his sayings as a book titled Motivational Moments and in 2019 published the second edition, titled Motivational Moments.

Nouman Ali Khan

Nouman Ali Khan is an American Muslim speaker and Arabic instructor who founded the Bayyinah Institute for Arabic and Qur’anic Studies, after serving as an instructor of Arabic at Nassau Community College.

He has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan is a Pakistani-American Muslim speaker and author, CEO, and lead educator at Bayyinah, the Institute for Arabic and Qur’anic Studies.

Dr. Zakir Naik

Zakir Abdul Karim Naik is an Indian Islamic televangelist and Islamic preacher. He is one of the most famous Islamic scholars of our times. He is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF). He is also the founder of the Peace TV. He has been called an “authority on comparative religion perhaps the most influential Salafi ideologue in India. “The rock star of tele-evangelism and a proponent of modern Islam and   “The world’s leading Salafi evangelist”.

Before becoming a public speaker, he trained as a physician. He has published booklet versions of lectures on Islam and comparative religion. Although he has publicly disclaimed sectarianism in Islam, he is regarded as an exponent of the Salafi ideology, and by many sources as a radical Islamist promoting Wahhabism.

His preaching is currently banned in India, Bangladesh, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Malaysia, under anti-terrorism or anti-hate laws. An Indian Islamic evangelist and the author and leader of the Islamic Research Foundation. He is additionally the author of the “relative religion” Peace TV channel through which he achieves a revealed 100 million watchers.

These were the most famous Islamic Scholars of our time. However, it is purely based on our research and knowledge. If you feel that we have missed someone out in this list of most famous Islamic scholars of our time.

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