Islamabad - Globally celebrated and nationally decorated educationist, student counsellor, teaching & learning innovator and classrooms entrepreneur of Pakistan, Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq has been included in the list of the 500 most influential Muslim personalities for the third consecutive year.

Acknowledging his immense popularity and growing influence among Pakistani youth, the world’s leading research organization Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordon has included him in its list for the 3rd year, which is a pride for Pakistan, says a press release issued here yesterday.

One such Muslim nominated from Pakistan is young and trailblazing Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq (TI), an academic, teaching and social entrepreneurial founder and chief executive of Roots Millennium Schools who has made it to the list of “The Muslim 500” for the 3rd consecutive year 2016-2017 Edition which includes the names of 500 most influential Muslims from around the world.

The other Pakistanis who have been counted among the influential Muslims list include Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, Imran Khan, Mufti Taqi Usmani, Tablighi Jamaat’s chief Haji Abdul Wahab, Maulana Tariq Jameel, Dr Ahmed Rafiq Ahktar, social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Mualana Ilyas Qadri, Sirajul Haq, Dr Amir Liaqat Hussain and Allama Tahirul Qadri.

The list also includes Allama Sajid Naqvi, Maulana Saleem Ahmed, Prof Attaur Rehman, Dr Farhat Hashmi, Dr Khanum Tayyaba, Abida Perveen, Malal Yousafzai and Asma Jahangir.

It has been noted that Faisal Mushtaq’s name has been included in the list in view of his growing popularity among classrooms & communities; the citation reads Mushtaq has excelled at providing a quality education for millions of people, an initiative that has occupied sixteen years of his life. He encourages academic excellence, student achievement, social entrepreneurship, and opportunity for all. He currently works in the capacity of Chief Executive of Roots Millennium Schools in Pakistan and a member of many of the government’s committees on education.  He has helped students from various backgrounds fulfil their dreams of getting into top universities worldwide. An attendee of the World Economic Forum, he is one of Pakistan’s youngest Presidential national award winners of the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz and was voted as the best young entrepreneur of 2011 by the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The other personalities from Muslim world include Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz, Sheikh Abdul Rehman al Sudais, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Nayef, Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, RecepTayyip Erdogan, Dr Shirin Ebadi, Muqtada al-Sadr,  Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi, Sultan Qaboos, Mahmoud Abbas, Ashraf Ghani, Sirajuddin Haqqani, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Sheikh Hasina Wajid, Hassan Nasrallah, Khaled Mashal, Dr Muhmmad Yunus, Muhammed Fethullah Gülen, Sayeeda Warsi and Sami Yusuf. This recognition comes from the King of Jordan’s council which recognizes the most influential Muslims of the world.

The 500 most influential listing is testament to Faisal’s contagious and courageous passion for social innovation through classrooms, teaching and education.

Mushtaq has excelled at providing a quality education for millions of people, an initiative that has occupied fifteen years of his life.

He has also been an attendee atthe World Economic Forum and was also awarded the one of Highest National Civil Award of Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan on Pakistan National Day 23rd March 2013 at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad in recognition of his extraordinary services in the field of Education, youth, development and promotion of Chinese Language across Pakistan.

Recently Faisal Mushtaq has also been awarded as the “Best Educationist of the Year” by the President of Pakistan and “Best Young Entrepreneur” for the year 2011 by the Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Mr. Mushtaq serves as an inspiration for all the young entrepreneurs in Pakistan and throughout the world especially the Muslim World, who learn from his passion, dynamic personality, and social entrepreneurship skills.