Shariah Scholars

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Mufti Dr Muhammed Imran Usmani s/o Justice (ret) Sheikh Mufti Taqi Usmani

Principal Shariah Advisor

Dr Imran Usmani Holds an Llb, M. Phil, and Ph. D. In Islamic Finance and Graduated as a Scholar with Specialisation (Takhassus) in Islamic Fiqh and Fatwa from Jamia Darul-uloom, Karachi. He Has Published Widely on the Topic and His Text “meezan Bank’s Guide to Islamic Finance” Is Regarded Widely in the Islamic Finance Industry as an Authoritative Handbook of Islamic Finance. Dr Usmani Has Served as an Advisor / Member of Shariah Boards of Renowned Institutions since 1997 Which Includes the State Bank of Pakistan, Hsbc – Amanah Finance, Ubs – Switzerland, Guidance Financial Group Usa, Lloyds Tsb Bank – Uk, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (Jabic), Credit Suisse Switzerland, Rbs Global, Old Mutual Albarakah Equity & Balanced Funds South Africa, Aig Takaful, Acr Retakaful Malaysia, Capitas Group Usa, Bank of London and Middle East Kuwait, Bmi Bank Bahrain, Al Khaliji Bank Qatar, Sarasin Bank Switzerland, Dcd Group Dubai and Other Mutual and Property Funds, Takaful Companies and International Sukuk Etc. He Is Also an Executive Committee Member of Aaoifi (Dubai) and Shariah Supervisory Board of International Islamic Financial Market (Iifm) Bahrain and International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (Inceif) Malaysia, Institute of Business Administration (Iba), Karachi and Center for Islamic Economics (Cie), Karachi.

The Respected Amanie Shariah Supervisory Board Scholars Provide Certification and Internal Shariah Compliance and Audit Services
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Dr Mohamed Ali Elgari – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr Mohamed Ali Elgari Is a Professor of Islamic Economics and the Former Director of the Centre for Research in Islamic
Economics at King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia. Dr Ali Elgari Is an Advisor to Several Islamic Financial Institutions
Throughout the World and Is Also on the Shariah Board of the Dow Jones Islamic Index. He Is Also a Member of the Islamic Fiqh
Academy as Well as the Islamic Accounting & Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institution (Aaiofi). Dr Elgari Has Written
Several Books on Islamic Banking. He Graduated from the University of California with a Ph.D. in Economics.
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Dr Mohd Daud Bakar – Malaysia

Dr Mohd Daud Bakar Received His First Degree in Shariah from University of Kuwait in 1988 and Obtained His Ph.D. From University
Of St. Andrews, United Kingdom in 1993. In 2002, He Went on to Complete His External Bachelor of Jurisprudence at University Of
Malaya. He Is Currently the Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council at the Central Bank of Malaysia, the Securities Commission
Of Malaysia and the Shariah Supervisory Board of the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (Iilm). Dr Bakar Has
Published a Number of Articles in Various Academic Journals and Has Made Many Presentations in Various Conferences Both Local
And Overseas. Dr Bakar Was Previously the Deputy Vice- Chancellor at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Dr Mohd
Daud Bakar Is a Shariah Board Member of Dow Jones Islamic Market Index (New York), Muzn Islamic Banking (the National Bank
Of Oman), Financial Guidance (USA), BNP Paribas (Bahrain), Morgan Stanley (Dubai), Bank Al Khair (Bahrain), Bank of London
And Middle East (London), Noor Bank (Dubai), Islamic Bank of Asia (Singapore), and in Other Financial Institutions.
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Dr Muhammad Amin Ali Qattan – Kuwait

Dr Qattan Has a Ph.D. In Islamic Banking from Birmingham University and Is Himself a Lecturer as Well as a Prolific Author of Texts
And Articles on Islamic Economics and Finance. He Is Currently the Director of Islamic Economics Unit, Centre of Excellence In
Management at Kuwait University. Dr Qattan Also Serves as the Shariah Advisor to Many Reputable Institutions Such as Ratings
Intelligence, Standard & Poors Shariah Indices, Al Fajer Retakaful Amongst Others. He Is a Highly Regarded Shariah Scholar and Is
Based in Kuwait.
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Dr Osama Al Dereai – Qatar

Dr Osama Al Dereai Is a Shariah Scholar Based in Qatar. He Has Extensive Experience in Teaching, Consulting and Research in The
Field of Islamic Finance. He Received His Bachelor’s Degree Specialising in the Science of Hadeth Al Sharef from the Prestigious
Islamic University of Madinah. Dr Al Dereai Obtained His Masters Degree from the International Islamic University (Malaysia) And
Was Later Conferred His Doctorate in Islamic Transactions from the University of Malaya. Dr Al Dereai Is a Shariah Board Member Of
Various Financial Institutions Which Include the First Leasing Company, Barwa Bank, First Investment Company and Ghanim Al
Saad Group of Companies Amongst Others.