Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders Ahmad el Tayyeb - Press Photo
CAIRO - 3 November 2017: Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders Ahmad el Tayyeb has been chosen to top a list of the World's 500 Most Influential Muslims for the second year in a row.
The list is issued on annual basis by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre based in Amman, Jordan.
In its report, the center said Tayyeb’s scholarly influence as a leading intellectual of Sunni Islam spans the globe, Al-Azhar said in a press release on Friday.
"He has stressed the importance of teaching students about Islamic heritage, considering Al Azhar graduates as ambassadors of Islam to the world."