Fri, Dec 16, 2011 12:21 PM EST

The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in Amman, Jordan have released their third annual list of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world and included Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Mos Def.

According to the group, the list is suppose to highlight any person who has the power (be it cultural, ideological, financial, political or otherwise) to make a change that will have a significant impact on the Muslim World.

Below is an excerpt from this years list:


(hat tip RapRadar)