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Ash-Sheik Hassan Kaleem joins Amana Bank Sharia Council

Amana Bank further strengthened its Independent Sharia Supervisory Council with the inclusion of Ash-Sheik Mufti Muhammad Hassan Kaleem, an established Islamic banking academic and practitioner from Karachi, Pakistan.

Ash-Sheik Hassan Kaleem is a permanent faculty member of Jamiah Darul-Uloom Karachi (a leading Institute of Islamic Sciences in Pakistan) and the Centre of Islamic Economics, Karachi. He is also a trainer of Sharia standards at the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institution (AAOIFI), Bahrain and a visiting faculty member of the National Institute of Banking and Finance (State Bank of Pakistan).

Ash-Sheik Hassan Kaleem is a Sharia Board member in many finance institutions including Pak Kuwait Takaful Company Limited, Pak Qatar Family Takaful, Deloitte (Global Islamic Finance Team), Siraj UBL Funds, Hanover Re Takaful Bahrain and Takaful Emirate. He has also served many years as a Sharia Advisor to Al Baraka Islamic Bank (Pakistan Operations) and to various Sukuk issues. He is 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.

Ash-Sheik Hassan Kaleem will join an experienced team of Sharia scholars including Rtd. Justice Ash-Sheik Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (Executive Member and Chairman of the Sharia Board of AAOIFI and a former member of the Sharia Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan), Ash-Sheik M.M.A Mubarak (former President and the present Vice-President of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema), Ash-Sheik Mufti M.I.M. Rizwe (President of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema) and Ash-Sheik Mohd Nazri Bin Chik (Assistant General Manager and the Head of Sharia Division of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad).

17th of May 2012

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