Bahauddeen Mohammed Nadwi, Vice Chancellor of Darul Huda Islamic University, Chemmad, has been chosen as one of the Muslim Stars of the Year by a Cairo-based Islamic web portal His selection was on the basis of the recommendations by readers.

Dr. Nadwi was chosen for his “remarkable contributions” to the development of the Muslim community. He was the lone candidate from India.

The portal chose 10 most influential people who made a difference in scholarship, revolution, emancipation, music, and literature.

Among the awardees are Sheikh Emad Effat, an icon of Egyptian revolution; Irfan Hafiz, poet from Sri Lanka; Kamel Al Asmar, who is described as an entrepreneur of volunteerism from Jordan; Malala Yusufzai, model of courage from Pakistan; and Sami Yusuf, musician of Islamic Inshad.

Dr. Nadwi, 64, is the founder Vice Chancellor of Darul Huda Islamic University. He had been chosen as one of the most influential 500 Muslims in 2012 by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, Amman.

He has penned several books on Islamic jurisprudence, Hadith and educational system.

Dr. Nadwi is State general secretary of the Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Muallimeen.