Renowned Islamic scholar and Chairman of the Shariah Supervisory Board of Meezan Bank, Justice (R) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani addressed the staff of Meezan Bank recently at a staff gathering at Islamabad, highlighting the important Islamic values and Shariah guidelines on which Islamic Banking has been developed and promoted in Pakistan. Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani’s address was followed by an open question & answer session with the speakers including Dr. Muhammad Imran Usmani – Shariah Advisor of Meezan Bank. Meezan Bank’s Regional Manager – North, Mr. Saleem Khan and its Head of PDSC Mr. Ahmed Ali Siddiqui were also present at the occasion.Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani emphasized on the importance of prohibition of Riba in Islam. He highlighted that working in the cause of Islamic Banking is indeed working for a great cause and when the people of Meezan Bank do their job with the vision of working in the cause against Riba, their working hours will become an ibadat for them if they work with the right ‘niyyat’ and follow the right processes. Justice (R) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani also spoke on the importance of strict adherence to the principles of Islamic Shariah in all operations and business activities for proper implementation of the Islamic Banking model.