In a recent survey conducted by Gallup Pakistan on Religion and Scholars, 44% of Pakistanis consider Maulana Tariq Jameel their favorite Islamic scholar.
Gallup Pakistan asked Pakistanis, “Please tell, out of the following famous personalities (who preach Islam worldwide), who is your favorite Islamic scholar?”
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell, out of the following famous personalities (who preach Islam worldwide), who is your favorite Islamic scholar?” In response to this question, 44% mentioned Maulana Tariq Jameel, 21% mentioned Dr. Zakir Naik, 15% mentioned Dr. Amir Liaqat Hussain and 11% mentioned Ilyas Qadri. 4% also mentioned Tahir-ul-Qadri while 4% gave other answers and 1% did not respond.
The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was conducted among a sample of 1807 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during February 29 – March 07, 2016. The error margin is estimated to be approximate ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.
No doubt all above mentioned Islamic scholars are really working for the preaching of Islam in real term. This survey is by no means to offend the religious views of the people and not to promote any sect. All these scholars are best known for their work for Islam. All these are undoubtedly the respectful and renowned Islamic celebrities. All these celebrities for past many years have been making the place in the list of Top 500 Influential Muslims, and that is enough to show their power and reputation in the Islamic world.