Shariah Committees Profile
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR. AB. MUMIN
AB. GHANI (CHAIRMAN)
Dr. Ab. Mumin Ab. Ghani graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
(UKM) in 1979, with Bachelor of Economics (Honours). He later
obtained Diploma in Education (UKM) in 1979, Diploma in Public
Administration (INTAN) in 1983 and MBA (UKM) in 1987. He finished
his PhD (Islamic Studies) in 1998 at University of Malaya (UM).
Previously he served as an Administrative Diplomatic Offi cers
(PTD). During that period, he was attached to several units in
Department of Prime Minister, among others are Economic Planning
Unit and Islamic Economic Resources Development Committee.
At Academy of Islamic Studies UM, he was previously the Deputy
Dean, Faculty of Shariah; Coordinator, Department of Shariah and
Management; and Deputy Director of the Academy. He, at present,
contributes as an academic panel for several institutions of higher
education and also Management Academy of YPEIM. Besides, he involve
in establishing the Ummah Development Index, IKIM. As an Associate
Professor, he has written various books and articles related to
Islamic transactions (Fiqh al-Muamalat), Islamic economics, Islamic
management, Islamic banking and fi nance, Zakat, Dinar and Dakwah.
He is currently the Head, Department of Shariah and Management,
Academy of Islamic Studies, UM and also the Member of UM Senate
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR. HAJI MUHAMAD RAHIMI OSMAN
Ustaz Muhamad Rahimi Osman graduated from University of Malaya
(UM) in 1987, holding Bachelor of Shariah (Honours). He obtained
his Master in Islamic Economics in 1996 from University of Yarmouk,
Jordan. He then obtained his PhD at Ahmad Ibrahim Kuliyyah
of Laws, IIUM, in 2007.
After the postgraduate degree, he joined Universiti Teknology
MARA (UiTM). There, he served as Coordinator of Islamic Social
Science at Centre for Islamic Education. He was also the Head
of Zakat Unit at the Centre for Integrated Islamic Services; and
the Deputy Director at Department of Islamic Education and Civilization;
Centre for Islamic Thought and Understanding (CITU). He has produced
several researches and writings related to Islamic economics,
Islamic commercial transactions (Fiqh al-Muamalat), Islamic banking
He was appointed as the Director of Centre for Islamic Thought
and Understanding (CITU), UiTM, which was upgraded from the universitys
Centre for Islamic Education with role to provide university courses
related to Islamic education and Islamic civilisation.
PROFESSOR DR. MUHAMMAD HUMAYON ABBAS DAR
Professor Humayon Dar is an acclaimed Islamic banking and finance expert, Shariah technician, economist and consultant, with specialism in structuring of Shariah compliant financial solutions and products. He is known for his advocacy for Islamic banking and finance and widely known for his innovative approach to structuring Islamic financial products. He belongs to the first generation of qualified Islamic economists, with formal training in conventional and Islamic economics, as well as classical Islamic jurisprudence at the International Islamic University Islamabad, where he was tutored by the world's leading Islamic economists, jurists and thinkers. His higher studies include an MPhil and PhD (both in Economics) from Cambridge University where he conducted research on Islamic finance. His post-doctoral research has exclusively been on Islamic economics, banking and finance.
Professor Dar sits on a number of Shariah Supervisory Boards, including that of BMB Islamic, Shariah UMEX, and Allianz Global Investors, among others. Before founding BMB Islamic, he developed Dar Al Istithmar (a majority-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank) into a Euromoney award winning team of acclaimed Islamic financial innovators. Prior to that, he was involved in setting up a first of its type MSc course in Islamic Economics, Banking & Finance at Loughborough University. He has also assisted Cass Business School (City University London) in offering an Executive MBA in Islamic Finance.
Professor Dar is also associated with the Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance London and is a member of the editorial board of its flagship publication New Horizon. A prolific author, he sits on the editorial boards of Review of Islamic Economics, International Journal of Islamic Financial Services, and ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Global Islamic Finance Report, an annual publication that he founded in 2010. His other appointments include directorship of Arab British Chamber of Commerce, honorary fellowships at Cass Business School and the University of Durham. He also serves as a Visiting Professor in Islamic Finance at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).
PROFESSOR DR. MALIK MUHAMMAD MAHMUD AL-AWAN
A multi-disciplinary scholar of Islamic jurisprudence, Prof. Dr. Al-Awan has been engaged in Islamic Finance for the last thirty years. He completed his academic training in the Quran, Hadith, and the history of the Caliphate under the guidance of top Islamic scholars of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia during the 1950s and the Sixties. He majored in Classical Arabic Literature and Research Methodology for his 1970 B.A. from Punjab University before receiving his Masters in Comparative Economic Systems and Development Finance in 1972. He completed his L.L.B. in Islamic Jurisprudence and Contract Law at Punjab University before being awarded an L.L.M. degree in Comparative American Law from Boston University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. He was awarded a PhD in International Finance in 1976 while he was working as a Research Fellow in Monetary Economics at Clark University, Massachusetts.
His first papers in Islamic Finance Methodology were published in USA in the 1970s. His highly acclaimed book on Foreign Capital & Development Process was published by University Press of America, Washington, D.C. in 1977. He served as Presidential Adviser to Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Production, in 1978 and served as Visiting Professor at Pakistan Institute of Management. From 1996 to 2006 he served as the Vice Chancellor and Provost at Global Studies Institute in Massachusetts.
He is a senior banking and insurance executive and is a practicing attorney of International Law with a broad specialization in Islamic Contract Law and Commercial Procedure. He is a recognized trainer of Shariah scholars and serves on the governing boards of a number of Islamic organizations in Asia and North America. He has been a Professor of Finance at top American universities and is a Professor Emeritus at Pakistan's National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST). He previously served as the Dean of the Faculty and Chief Academic Officer at International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), an organization under Bank Negara Malaysia.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR. ASMADI MOHAMED NAIM
Dr. Asmadi Mohamed Naim currently is an Associate Professor of Islamic Finance & Banking Program at College of Business, University Utara Malaysia (UUM) and a member of the Ministry of Higher Education Committee of Malaysia for Islamic Finance, Takaful and Muamalat Administration Curriculum. He holds Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) from INCEIF in 2010. Prior to that, he graduated from University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan in 1997 in Islamic Jurisprudence and Legislation. He later obtained Masters and PhD degree in Fiqh and Usul Fiqh from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 1999 and 2004, specializing in Islamic law of contracts and Islamic finance practices.
He has authored few books and numerous articles in Islamic finance and Shariah issues in reputable international and national journals, books, magazines and newspapers. Among the highest achievements of his career are receiving the National Award of the Best Writer for Consumer (magazine criteria) by Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs and Institute Akhbar Malaysia (AIM) in 2003; and the Central Bank of Malaysia Shariah Scholarship Award Malaysia for CIFP program in 2008-2010. He also actively involves in researches and academic textbooks writing funded either by UUM or other institutions such as CAGAMAS, ISRA, OUM and Asia e-University.
Beside busy with academic works, he was also assigned with administrative jobs. Previously he was appointed as Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Development at Faculty of Finance and Banking from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that, he was assigned as Deputy Director of Islamic Centre, UUM and Coordinator for Islamic bank courses with private higher institutions. Prior to become Shariah Adviser of the bank, he has been attached as Shariah Consultant at Hong Leong Islamic Bank Malaysia (HLISB) since 2008 until November 2010.