Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi has joined the IRI Standards Commission as one of the Islamic scholars. He will help to ensure that the IRI standards are aligned with Islamic principles and values. The IRI framework is currently under development and expected to be published in its basic form later this year.
Imam Razawi said of his appointment:
“I have faith in the strength of human resolve. As individuals take responsibility for their actions, so should businesses take ownership of theirs. It is action rather than words that will ultimately prove the stewardship of society and our natural environment.
All business owners have a choice in terms of how they run their daily operations, and in my view their business activities should be conducted in alignment with the personal values shared by its management and employees.
I commend the Islamic Reporting Initiative for developing a practical framework to help organizations conduct business according to the values and principles of Islam.
It is a privilege to be involved with the IRI standard, and to serve on the Standards Commission to ensure its full compliance with Islamic principles.
I invite individuals and organizations all over the world to take part in this noble initiative and work together in delivering on the OIC 2025 Plan of Action, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030.”
On Monday, Imam Razawi represented the UK Muslim Community during a special service held at Westminster Abbey in London in celebration of Commonwealth Day 2017. All major faiths and denominations were present.
Attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the event focused on the powerful message of peace-building, the chosen theme for this year.
“The cornerstones on which peace is founded are, quite simply, respect and understanding for one another. Working together, we build peace by defending the dignity of every individual and community.
By upholding justice and the rule of law, and by striving for societies that are fair and offer opportunities for all, we overcome division and find reconciliation, so that the benefits of progress and prosperity may be multiplied and shared.”
HM Queen Elizabeth II
Later this week, Imam Razawi is holding a conference on the refugee crisis in the Scottish parliament, attended by the First Minister and Leader of the Scottish National Party, The Right Honourable Nicola Sturgeon MSP.