SHARIAH COMMITTEE
Dr. Zaharuddin Abdul Rahman

DR. ZAHARUDDIN ABD RAHMAN
Chairman

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • Doctorate Degree in Shariah and Islamic Finance from the University of Wales, United Kingdom, specialising in Islamic Derivatives and Maqasid al-Shariah
  • Master in Islamic Law (Hons) from Al-Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Usuluddin from Universiti of Malaya
  • Research Fellow of International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA)
  • Shariah Scholar, Bursa Marketplace Malaysia
  • Registered Shariah Advisor, Securities Commission Malaysia
Present Appointment(s)
  • Adjunct Professor at Faculty of Business and Accountancy of UNISEL
  • Shariah Committee Chairman, BNP Paribas Malaysia Berhad & PUNB, Onexox Malaysia
  • Shariah Committee, EPF Malaysia and Sedania Salam Capital Malaysia
  • Zakat Consultant, Celcom Axiata Berhad, Malaysia
  • Founding Managing Director of Elzar Group of Companies, Malaysia
  • Director, University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNisZA), Malaysia
  • Trustee, Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Malaysia (YAPIEM)
  • Member of State Consultative Committee (Syura), Penang, Malaysia
  • Member, Perlis Fatwa Council, Malaysia
Past Appointment(s)
  • Assistant Professor at the Kuliyyah of Economics & Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Shariah Expert & Consultant of Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Senior Shariah Manager & Product Development, RHB Islamic Bank Ltd, Malaysia
  • Head of Shariah Compliance, Asian Finance Bank Ltd, Malaysia
  • Senior Consultant & Advisor for OSK Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank, Al-Rajhi Bank Malaysia, Standard Chartered Saadiq Bank, ACR ReTakaful Bahrain, BIMB Securities Sdn Bhd, CIMB Islamic Bank
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zulkifli Hasan

ASSOC. PROF. DR. ZULKIFLI HASAN
Committee Member

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • Doctorate Degree in Islamic Finance from Durham University, United Kingdom
  • Master of Comparative Laws from International Islamic University Malaysia
  • LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and LLB.S (Bachelor of Shariah) from International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Academic advisor of Dar al Hikmah College, Selangor
Present Appointment(s)
  • Deputy Rector (Student Development and Community Engagement), International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Shariah panel member for the Institute of Fatwa Management and Research, USIM
  • Shariah Committee of Zurich Takaful (Malaysia) Berhad, Affin Islamic Bank Berhad, Koperasi Belia Islam, Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang, ISRA and JAKIM
  • Editor for the Malaysian Journal of Shariah and Law, the International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Shariah Law Reports, Journal of Antitrust Enforcement and Corporate Governance: An International Review
  • Associate Editor for the Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research
  • Legislation editor for the Malaysian Journal of Shari’ah and Law
  • Committee on Shariah and Legal Education, and Syarie Lawyers, JAKIM
  • Member of AUKU Technical Committee, and University Arbitration Subcommittee of Inns of Court Malaysia
  • Board member of Majlis Agama Islam, Negeri Sembilan, and Board director of the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE)
  • Chairman of Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia, Negeri Sembilan
Past Appointment(s)
  • Dean of Faculty of Shariah and Law, USIM
  • In-house legal counsel for Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
  • Member of Rules and Regulations Working Committee for Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM)
  • Member of corporate governance working committee for Awqaf South Africa
Zainal Abidin Bin Mohd Tahir

TN. HJ. ZAINAL ABIDIN MOHD TAHIR
Committee Member

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • Master in Islamic Banking & Finance from International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Economics (Hons) in Analytical Economics from Universiti of Malaya
  • Diploma (post-graduate) in Islamic Finance from Kolej Dar al Hikmah, Malaysia
  • Associate Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers
Present Appointment(s)
  • Accredited trainer with Islamic Banking & Finance Institute of Malaysia (IBFIM)
Past Appointment(s)
  • Teaching Fellow cum Deputy Dean of School of Professional Studies, INCEIF
  • Vice President/Head of Entrepreneur Department with Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
  • Vice President/Head of Credit Risk Department with Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
  • Member of Bank Muamalat’s Shariah Committee
Prof. Dr. Rusni Hassan

PROF. DR. RUSNI HASSAN
Committee Member

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • Doctorate Degree in Law, IIUM
  • Master of Comparative Laws (MCL), IIUM
  • LLB (Hons), LLB (Shariah) First Class, IIUM
  • Registered Shariah Advisor with the Securities Commission Malaysia
Present Appointment(s)
  • Professor at the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Shariah Committee Member, Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM)
  • Shariah Committee Member, Housing Development Finance Corporation and Housing Development Corporation, Maldives
  • Secretary, Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS) and the Assistant Secretary, International Council of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE)
Past Appointment(s)
  • Member of the Shariah Advisory Council, Bank Negara Berhad
Dr. Safinar Salleh

DR. SAFINAR SALLEH
Committee Member

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • Doctorate Degree in Islamic Studies, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
  • Master in Shariah, Universiti of Malaya
  • Bachelor of Shariah, Al-Azhar University, Cairo
Present Appointment(s)
  • Lecturer at the Department of Islamic Law, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Law, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Member, Shariah Committee of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Malaysia) Berhad
  • Member, Shariah Committee of Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd. (Swiss Re-Takaful)
Past Appointment(s)
None
Abd Rasid bin Abd Kadir

TN. HJ. ABD. RASID ABD. KADIR
Committee Member

Academic/Professional Qualification(s)
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA), National University of Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics, National University of Malaysia
  • Diploma in Education and Islamic Studies, National University of Malaysia
  • Practising Member of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF) Malaysia under Chartered Professionals Islamic Finance (CPIF) (a new name for the Association of Chartered Islamic Finance Professionals (ACIFP))
  • Islamic Financial Planner (IFP) with the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance Malaysia (IBFIM)
  • Accredited Trainer in Islamic Banking and Finance by IBFIM
Present Appointment(s)
  • Advisor, Shariah Audit for PUNB under Aftass Syariah Advisory Sdn Bhd
Past Appointment(s)
  • Teaching Fellow at INCEIF for the Charted Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) and Masters Islamic Finance Practice (MIFP) programmes
  • Member of the Shariah Committee of EXIM Bank (2008 until 2014)