The word “powerful” can evoke a lot of meaning, negative and positive. In this list, the word “powerful” is meant to have a positive connotation. The organizations were judged by reach, reputation, engagement, geographic diversity as well as an underlying foundation of either Islamic values in the mission or predominantly Muslim representation in membership.
This list is by no means exhaustive, but it seeks to highlight the tremendous work Muslims are doing to benefit both Muslims and non-Muslims whether in charity, business, politics, media or the arts. These organizations will surely cause people to rethink preconceived notions about Muslim achievements and contributions in today’s society.