OIC TODAY was founded by Allahyarham Dato’ Dr Raja Mohamad Abdullah, who has been known as visionary Muslim leaders and as a committed businessman who worked tirelessly to provide sound strategies for the development of the Islamic economy, with Malaysia leading this progress. He is the man who made himself responsible to elevate the status of the Islamic economy. Despite all challenges, he found his way to the minds and hearts of decision makers of various industries and government agencies across the Muslim world to convince them about the importance of collaboration for the betterment of the Ummah.
Equipped with his strong will and tenacious determination to achieve his aim, he had distinctly established trusted platforms of world-class events and publications to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences among the Muslim leaders and boost intra-trade activities within the 57 OIC member countries. OIC TODAY is one of his greatest products which he nurtured carefully until it gained global recognition, and it is currently distributed across borders. His monthly column as the Editor-in-Chief used to be a source of inspiration to the readers where he shared his views of the business environment and how things can be improved continuously.
He had spent over 30 years of his life vigorously accomplishing progressive milestones of his noble plan. The plan which aims at elevating poverty and improving standards of living in the least developed Muslim nations through genuine solidarity that embodies the real meaning of unity. This was his dream, to see a prosperous and advanced Muslim world, living in harmony. Even though he was respected by the rulers and political leaders from different Islamic countries, his vision to enhance cooperation between the OIC member countries was through trade and business-making processes rather than political negotiations.