Mufti MIM Rizwe is the President of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), the supreme body of Islamic theologians in Sri Lanka. Inaugurated in 1924, ACJU boasts a 6,000-strong membership of scholars and an executive committee of 33 senior scholars who run the organization’s 150 branches throughout the island’s 24 districts. Rizwe is a specialist in the field of Islamic jurisprudence, and was instrumental in bringing Islamic insurance, interest-free banking, and halal certification to Sri Lanka. He has many contributions that have benefited the Sri Lankan community at large, including the Maktab Preliminary Islamic Education System, Careline Islamic Counseling, and Mahmood Institute for Skill Development of Ulama in Sri Lanka.
Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs
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