Full Name : Amr Mohamed Helmi Khaled
Born : 5 September, 1967
Birth Place : Alexandria, Egypt
Horoscope : Virgo
Education : University of Wales, Lampeter (2010), Cairo University (1988)
Party : Egypt Party
Nationality : Egyptian
TV shows : On the Path of the Beloved, In Thy Name We Live and More
Spouse : Ola Abdul Latif
Children : Omar Khaled, Ali Khaled
Education and Career:
Amr Khaled completed his graduation from Cairo University in 1988 with a Degree in Accounting. Since 1998 he has been a televangelist to the Islamic world. Khaled was described by The New York Times Magazine as “the world’s most influential Muslim television preacher” and ranked as “the 13th most influential person in the world” by TIME Magazine in 2007. He communicates by his TV shows and web campaigns using Islamic ethics as the way of inspiration and his foster community development, tolerance and intercultural relations.
Popular Media Personality:
Amr Khaled’s influence derives from the fact that he appeals to the common people. He has no formal religious education; he wears suits and ties and he has a clean-shaved face with a trimmed mustache – everything that anybody doesn’t expect from a Muslim preacher. Khaled’s this look has led to immense popularity. His television shows are broadcasted by four Arab satellite stations, but aired primarily only on Saudi-based religious channel Iqraa. His speeches are also published online, on best-selling cassettes and CDs. His website is translated from Arabic into almost twenty languages.
Contribution for Youth:
Amr Khaled is a pioneering Muslim preacher and effective social activist, who is revered by many as the leader of a revival in the Muslim world. But his influence stems largely from the fact that he engages young people. Youth peoples in the Middle East and North Africa face disproportionate challenges like unemployment and social exclusion – obstacles, which make it difficult to compete with the development in other areas of the world. Belief is important for the young people of the Middle East but they don’t connect with the majority of preachers whose teachings don’t speak about the problems in their life. Amr Khaled is credited with the launch of the first Muslim reality TV show “Mujaddidun” which aired on Dubai Television, where 16 young participants from all over the Arab world compete over that, who can make the most morally-conscious contributions to their society.
Contribution for Community Development:
Amr Khaled’s main goal is encouraging community development in the Muslim world through its own people who has religious faith as the guiding inspiration. He sees that the breakup of the community is responsible for the malaise in the Muslim world. He has launched a program to realize this objective of community development is “Life Makers”, which has a stated goal of producing a Renaissance in the Arab and Muslim world.
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