Bench, Supreme Court of Pakistan and is globally recognized for his
contribution to Islamic Finance. He is Chairman of the Shariah Board
of Accounting and Auditing Organization of Islamic Financial Institutions
(AAOIFI) and a permanent member of OIC Islamic Fiqh Academy.
Sheikh Taqi Usmani advises a number of international financial
Mohamed Ali El-Gari is a professor of Islamic Economics at King
Abdul Aziz University. He is an expert at the Islamic Jurisprudence
Academies of the Organization of Islamic Conference and the Islamic
World League. Dr. Elgari is member of Shariah Boards of many Islamic
Banks and Takaful Companies.
Abdullah Bin Suleiman Al-Maniya is a member of the Senior Ulema
Board in Saudi Arabia since its inception. Sheikh Abdullah is a member
of Shariah Supervisory Committees of various Banks in Saudi Arabia
and around the world.
Abdul Sattar Abu Ghuddah is the Shariʾah Advisor and Director,
Department of Financial Instruments at Al-Baraka Investment Co. of
Saudi Arabia. He is an active member of Islamic Fiqh Academy and
the Accounting & Auditing Standards Board of Islamic Financial Institutions.
Dr. Abdul Sattar advises a number of international financial
institutions around the world.
Ahmad Bazie Al-Yaseen was former Chairman of Kuwait Finance
House from 1973 to 1993. He was also Chairman of Abdullah al-Nouri
Charity Society and member of the Shariah and Islamic Studies Faculty
in Kuwait University. Sheikh Ahmad Bazie Al-Yaseen is the former
treasurer of the International Islamic Charity Committee and former
General Secretary of Social Reformation Society. He has been a board
member of Islamic University Haidarabad Pakistan, Faisal Islamic Bank
in Sudan and also the Central Bank of Kuwait. He is also a former
economic consultant for the OIC and was a member of the Chamber
of Commerce and Industry in 1970.
Ajeel Jasem Al-Nashmi is a Professor of Shariʾah in Kuwait University
and Chairman of Zakat House’s Shariah Committee in 2005. He is
currently a member of the Shariah Board for AAOFI (Accounting and
Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions) in Bahrain.
He has also been a member of the Fatwa Committee for the Ministry
of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Kuwait. Dr. Ajil advises a number of
international financial institutions around the world.
Muhammed Ali Al Taskhiri is Secretary General of the World Forum
for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Wahba Mustafa Al-Zuhalli is former Dean of the Department of
Shariʾah, University of Damascus, Syria and member of Shariah Board
of several Islamic financial institutions.
Ahmad Ali Abdullah is Secretary General of the Higher Council of
the Shariʾah Supervisory Board, Sudan. He also advises a number of
international financial institutions around the world.
Mohammad Mukhtar al-Salami is the former Grand Mufti of Tunisia.
He has authored many books and article on Islamic studies and
he is a member to the Shairah Board of a number of Islamic financial
Institutions and Member of the Islamic fiqh Academy affiliated to the
Organization of Islamic Conference.
Ali al-Salus Professor of Shariah at Qatar University and Member
of the Islamic fiqh Academy affiliated to the Organization of Islamic
Conference. He has contributed a number of articles and books on
Sayyid Abdul Jabbar Shahhabudin, Former Chief Executive of the
Kuala Lumpur Commodity Exchange.
Nazih Hammad is a former Professor at the College of Shariah, Um
Alqura University in Saudi Arabia, Member of the Islamic Fiqh Academy,
Jeddah, S. A. (Organization of Islamic Countries). He also advises
a number of international financial institutions around the world.
Obiyathullah Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and
Zamir Iqbal is an Information Officer in the World Bank’s Treasury.
Saleh al-Marzuqi Professor of Shariah Um al-Qura University and the
secretary general of the Islamic fiqh Academy affiliated to the World
Muslim League—Saudi Arabia.
Abd Allah bin Beya of the leading contemporary Muslim scholars. He
is a professor at King Adul Aziz University and member of the fiqh
Academy of the Organization of Islamic Conference.
Abd al-Wahhab Abu Sulaiman, member of the Council of Great scholar
Saudi Arabia and former dean of the faculty of Shariah Um al-Qura
University Saudi Arabia.
Siddq Al-Darir Professor at the faculty of Laws Khartoum university,
Sudan member of a number Islamic fiqh Academies and Shariah Adviser
to several Islamic financial institutions.
Fahim Khan is associated with the Islamic Research and Training
Institute (IRTI) since 1988 serving at various positions. Fahim Khan
has more than 10 books and monographs on Islamic economics, banking
Umar Charpa is currently serving as Research Advisor at the Islamic
Research & Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank
(IDB). Before joining IRTI in 1999, he worked as Senior Economic
Advisor at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) from where he
retired after a long service of 35 years. He has made seminal contributions
to Islamic Economics and Finance over more than three decades
in the form of ten books and monographs and more than seventy papers
and book reviews.
Mohammad Hashim Kamali is currently Professor of Islamic law and
jurisprudence and Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought
and Civilization (ISTAC) at the International Islamic University Malaysia,
Kuala Lumpur. Professor Kamali has published 13 books and over
80 academic articles.
Rafiq al-Misri is member of the faculty of economics and Management
King Abdul Aziz University and researcher at the Center of Islamic
Economics. Dr. Al-Misri contributed a dozen of books and Articles on
Islamic economics and finance.
Abdel-Hamid al-Ghazali member of the faculty of economics and
political sciences, Cairo university. He was the Director of the Islamic
Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank form 1981
to 1985. He has a number of publication on Islamic economic and
Mohammed Obaidullah is a Senior Economist with the Islamic Research
and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Prior to this he also served the Islamic Economics Research Center,
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and taught at the
International Islamic University Malaysia and the Xavier Institute of
Muhammad Akram Khan is a Pakistani scholar of Islamic law with
outstanding works on Islamic economic and finance.
Obaiyathullah Ismath Bacha Professor at the faculty of economics and
Management, International Islamic University Malaysia.
Omar Jah is a Gambia national. Dr. Omar Jah taught in many Universities
around the world and member of many Islamic organizations.
Abd al Salam Al-Abadi is Jordanian national and he is currently the
rector of Al al-Bayt University. He held a number of high positions in
his country including Minister of Awqaf. He has a number of publications
in Islamic law.
Monzer Kahf is a Professor: Islamic Economics and Banking. He is
currently a consultant and trainer on Islamic finance and economics
in the USA. He was before a Senior Research Economist at the Islamic
Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank
(IDB). Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 1985–1999. He wrote several books
on Islamic finance and banking and other areas of Islamic economics.
Sudin Haron is a Malaysian national. He is currently Dean of School
of Banking and Finance, University Utara Malaysia. He authored in
number of books and published a dozen of articles in economics and
Frank E. Vogel is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Adjunct
Professor of Islamic Legal Studies and Director of the Islamic Legal
Studies Program at Harvard Law School. His writings include Islamic
Law and Legal System: Studies of Saudi Arabia (Boston: Brill, 2000),
and, with Samuel L. Hayes III, Islamic Law and Finance: Religion, Risk
and Return (Kluwer Law International, 1998). He has taught courses on
the Islamic legal system, contemporary Islamic legal thought, Islamic
contract law, Islamic constitutional history, human rights and Islam,
and the comparative law of the Arab Middle East.
Samuel L. Hayes holds the Jacob H. Schiff Chair in Investment Banking,
at the Harvard Business School, Emeritus. He has taught at the
School since 1971, Professor Hayes’ research has focused on the capital
markets and on the corporate interface with the securities markets. He
has written numerous working papers and articles on related topics in
various repute journals.
Hassan al-Jawahiri, Shariah scholar from the Islamic republic of Iran
and professor at al-Hawjah al-Ilmiyyah at Qum, Iran. He is also member
of the Islamic Fiqh Academy.
Youssouf al-Qaradawi is one of the renowned and influential contemporary
Muslim scholars and president of the Union Muslim Scholars.
He wrote hundreds of books and article on Islamic thought.
Jamal al-Din Atiyyah Professor of constitutional law at the Faculty of
Shariah and Law university of Qatar. He was a visiting professor in a
number of universities and consultant on Islamic banking issues to a
number of organizations.