M.I.M. Rizvi Mufthi
Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs
Status: Featured in current year
MIM Rizvi Mufthi is the head of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), an organization that plays an active role as the Islamic religious higher authority of Sri Lanka with 3,000 active members under its 22 districts and 15 divisional branches. ACJU has recently established a Halal Certification Authority in Sri Lanka and also publishes a quarterly “Halal Guide” which lists the organizations/products that are certified as Halal by the authority. One of the pioneering scholars in the field of Islamic banking and finance, Mufthi is a member of the Sharia advisory councils for a number of Islamic financial institutions in Sri Lanka.