Britain’s Most Influential Muslim

Mr Timothy WinterThe Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC) has named Timothy Winter, the lesser known brother of the sports writer Henry Winter, as one of the top 60 most influential Muslims in the World.

Timothy Winter, or Sheikh Abdul-Hakim Murad as he is known to his colleagues came considerably higher than the three other British people who make the list – the Conservative Party chairman Baroness Warsi; the UK’s first Muslim life peer, Lord Nazir Ahmed, who was briefly jailed last year for dangerous driving; and Dr Anas Al Shaikh Ali, director of the International Institute of Islamic Thought – making him, at least in the eyes of the RISSC, Britain’s most influential Muslim.

Having come ahead of the likes of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the list, he spoke with The Independent newspaper about what influenced him to convert to Islam.

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