Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 14-11-2017
South African singer-songwriter Zain Bhikha has been listed on the 2018 Muslim 500, an annual release by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan.
The publication highlights the world's 500 most influential Muslims from across the globe, who are renowned in fields, including Politics, Religious Affairs, Science and Technology, Qur'an Reciters and Media amongst other categories.
Bhikha is renowned worldwide and has done many successful tours and performances across the world, including in Australia, parts of Africa, and the United Kingdom.
He says it’s a “great honour to be added to the list.
“As Muslims it is incumbent for us to advocate for good and to promote the ideals which Islam instils in us, and I view my inclusion on this list as a reminder to responsibly use whatever platform I may have.”
Other South Africans on the list include Gift of the Givers founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, academic and activist Prof Farid Esack, cricketer Hashim Amla, and Islamic scholar Sheikh Seraj Hendricks.