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Dr. Muhammad Imran Usmani, son of Justice (Retd) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, holds an LLB, M. Phil, and Ph. D. in Islamic Finance and graduated as a scholar with specialization (Takhassus) in Islamic Fiqh and Fatwa from Jamia Darul-Uloom, Karachi.
Presently, he is the Sharia Advisor and Group Head of Product Development Sharia Compliance (PDSC) at Meezan Bank and is in charge of the R&D and Product Development of Islamic banking products, Training, Advisory and Audit & Compliance of the relevant activities. He has served as an advisor/ member of Sharia Boards of several 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 and 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 Sharia Supervisory Board member of International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) Bahrain, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) Malaysia, Institute of Business Administration (IBA),Karachi and Centre for Islamic Economics (CIE), Karachi.
He is the author of numerous publications related to Islamic finance and other Sharia-related subjects. He has presented papers in numerous national and international seminars and has delivered lectures at academic institutions including Harvard, LSE, LUMS and IBA.
Mohd Nazri Chik is the General Manager/Head of Shariah Division, Bank Islam Malaysia. He holds a Master Degree in Shariah from University of Malaya and started his career as a tutor in the university until he joined Bank Islam in June 2004. He left the Bank to join Noor Investment Group, Dubai UAE in September 2009 as its Shariah Audit Manager. During this time, he has been appointed as a member of Bank Islam’s Shariah Supervisory Council until he rejoined the Bank as its Head of Shariah in January 2011. He is also the External Shariah Advisor of Ghazanfar Bank, Afghanistan; Accredited Panel of Finance Accreditation Agency (“FAA”); Member of Professional Practices Bureau, Association of Shariah Advisors and Accredited Trainer for Islamic Banking and Finance Institute of Malaysia. In May 2014, he was selected as the recipient of the “Promising Young Banker Award 2014” by the Asian Banker magazine.
Ash-Sheikh M M A Mubarak is the former President and present General Secretary of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema. He is a highly learned and respected scholar who holds a Bachelor of Islamic Law (Sharia) Degree from the Islamic University of Madina Al Munawwara, Saudi Arabia. He is a retired Principal of Sri Lanka's leading Arabic College - Al-Ghafooria Arabic College of Sri Lanka and is the present Chairman of Ash- Shaikh Binbaaz Muslim Ladies Arabic College of Malwana, Sri Lanka.
Ash-Sheik Mufti M I M Rizwe is the President of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema and is a highly respected scholar and speaker from Sri Lanka. He is a graduate of Jamiyyathul Uloomil Islamiya, Karachi where he specialized in Islamic Jurisprudence. He is a Senior Lecturer of the reputed Kulliyathul Rashard Arabic College, Colombo and visiting lecturer at several leading Arabic colleges. He has been lecturing on Hadees and other subjects for more than a decade. He is a Member of the Board and Advisor to 'Jamiyyah Islamiyya' at Nimal Road, Colombo, the first Arabic College established for students in the English Language. He is also a member of the Supreme Council of Congress of Religions and the present President of the SAARC Halaal Council. He is also a member of Shariah Councils of several Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions in Sri Lanka and Maldives.
Muhammad Hassan Kaleem is a permanent faculty member of Jamiah Darul-Uloom Karachi (a leading Institute of Islamic Sciences in Pakistan) and the Center of Islamic Economics, Karachi. He is also a trainer of Sharia standards at the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain and a visiting faculty member of the National Institute of Banking and Finance (State Bank of Pakistan). Muhammad Hassan Kaleem is a Sharia Board member of Pak Kuwait Takaful Company Limited, Pak Qatar Family Takaful, Deloitte (Global Islamic Finance Team), Siraj UBL Funds, Hanover Re Takaful Bahrain and Takaful Emirate and has served many years as a Sharia Advisor to Al Baraka Islamic Bank (Pakistan Operations) and various Sukuk issues. He is also a member of the committee for revising the Takaful rules 2005, formed by Security & Exchange Commission of Pakistan. He holds an Alimiyyah (Masters in Islamic Sciences) and Takhassus (Specialization in Fatwa) degree from Darul-Uloom, Karachi.
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