We have a dream that such an Islamic International Standards Organization (IISO) be formed with the support of influential Islamic groups and professionals, preferably in Malaysia, Indonesia or Pakistan. As a first step the IISO should be entrusted with the task of consolidating all the existing Islamic Standards i.e. in Banking, Economics, Accounting and HR under the umbrella of IISO. We believe that the time is ripe and individuals, organizations or professional groups should come together to make it a living reality. The establishment of different organizations may not be as difficult task, as establishment of one IISO[i]. It is only through IISO that we can ultimately establish a “SC” (i.e. Shariah Compliant) mark as powerful as “CE®” mark.
We are very content with this modest effort that our founder, Faiez Seyal has done so far with his modest resources and we are resolute that InshaAllah, we would continue doing more as much as possible. There is a lot more that is required and also could be done, if we came together. We are sure that Allah is not going to hold us responsible for something that we never had. However, there are people and organizations, which have more resources and could contribute in making this happen. In the words of Qu’ran:
And hold fast, all together, by the rope which God (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves………. (3:103)
To each is a goal to which God turns him; then strive together (as in a race) towards all that is good. Wheresoever ye are, God will bring you Together. For God Hath power over all things. (2: 148)
This will be the greatest gift from seasoned Muslims for the new generation of young Muslims, who do not find Islam having much in it for a successful life. If we did it, this legacy would last much longer than any other thing. We volunteer our services for this cause.
If you would like to contribute towards these efforts in any way or in with any means, kindly contact.
[i] A Proposed Strategic Framework for IISO, listing the vision mission, objectives, values, action plan for IISO is available on request from the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.