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МMufti Muhammad Taki Usmani is the most authoritative researcher of our time in the field of fiqh property relations. He is the chairman of the Sharia Council of the international organisation that publishes the standards of Islamic banks (AAOIFI, Bahrain), heading the Sharia councils of several large Islamic banks around the world.

Sheikh Usmani attended the Higher School of Economics at the invitation of the Institute for Law and Development in April 2019, when he attended the XX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development and delivered a lecture on the features of Islamic finance. At the same time, a detailed discussion of the Agrofinmost project took place and the sheikh agreed to enter the Project Council.

Mufti Muhammad Taki Usmani: «This is a very good project. It will be beneficial both to Russia and Muslim countries. The idea is very good, but in order to implement it, you need to study all the issues related to it very deeply and find a structure that, on the one hand, will comply with Sharia standards, and on the other, will be beneficial for both sides.»

In second place on the list of TheMuslims500 is Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei — Iran’s leader from 1989 to present day, and among others, the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, and the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and of Pakistan — Imran Khan, of Azerbaijan — Ilham Aliyev, of Turkmenistan — Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, and of Chechnya — Ramzan Kadyrov. In addition to the heads of state, the list includes the spiritual leader of the Ismailis of the world — Shokh Karim Al-Khusaini, Egyptian footballer of the English club Liverpool — Muhammad Salah, Mufti of Uzbekistan Usman Alimov, as well as the current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The TOP-500 of the most influential Muslims in the world is published annually, since 2009.

The Agrofinmost project is implemented by the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development as part of a set of measures to develop competition in the agro-industrial sphere, provided for by the National Competition Development Plan, approved by the President of Russia on December 21, 2017.