The Pakistani Ulema Council (PUC) has awarded Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman an award for being the most influential personality to have served Islam and Muslims.
The ceremony for “The Most Influential Personality of the World 2018” award took place on Sunday 14 April at the International Conference on the Message of Islam in Islamabad.Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi handed the certificate and honorary shield to Saudi Arabia’s ambassador Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki.
In his speech, PUC Chairman Sheikh Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Ashrafi said MBS was chosen for the award because of his “great, relentless efforts and noble deeds in serving Islam and Muslims; care for the two holy mosques, pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors; dissemination of the sciences of the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah of the Prophet, defending the Palestinian cause and Al-Quds Al-Shareef, defending Yemen and standing by the Yemeni people’s side, supporting the cause of the occupied Syrian Golan Heights and his continuous defence of Muslim minorities in different countries of the world.”
In addition to MBS’s alleged achievements, the crown prince was also praised for assisting the Pakistani government by “standing by them to overcome all the circumstances and difficulties and to meet all the challenges, his big support in giving a push forward to the wheel of peace, strengthening and enhancing the peace process, cooperation and tolerance between India and Pakistan.”
Lastly, Sheikh Ashrafi commended MBS’s global programmes in counter-extremism terrorism.