Andita Rahma, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi is ranked 16th in the list of the world's 500 most influential Muslims for 2019 edition.
As quoted from the themuslim500.com website, Jokowi is considered to be more influential than the prominent Ulema of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Aal Al-Sheikh who is the 26th position.
Besides Jokowi, two Indonesian ulemas are also on the list, namely PBNU Chairman KH Said Aqil Siradj who is in 20th rank and Central Java MUI Chairperson Habib Lutfi bin Yahya who ranks 37th.
The first and second position on the list is world's well-known figures Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud.
Meanwhile, president hopeful Prabowo Subianto is included in the list of world's 450 influential Muslims for the political category on the same site. But in this list, there is no ranking order.
RISCC regularly selects 500 of the most influential Muslims around the globe in 13 categories, such as from the fields of science, politics, religious relations administration, preachers and spiritual leaders, philanthropy, social issues, science and technology, arts and culture, Quran recitation, media, celebrities and sports stars, as well as extremism.