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Appointment of Members of the Shariah Advisory Council Bank Negara Malaysia for 2016-2019 session

Ref No : 11/16/02 02 Nov 2016 Embargo : For immediate release    

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) wishes to announce the appointment of the Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) members for a period of three (3) years, effective 1 November 2016. Pursuant to section [53] of the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 2009, the appointment of the SAC members was assented by Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

The appointed SAC members for the new term of 2016-2019 are as follows:

  1. Tan Sri Sheikh Ghazali Abdul Rahman – Shariah Legal Advisor, Attorney General Chambers;
  2. Sahibus Samahah Datuk Dr. Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri – Mufti of Wilayah Persekutuan;
  3. Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar – Executive Director of Amanie Advisors;
  4. Dato’ A. Aziz. A. Rahim – Former Judge of Court of Appeal Malaysia;
  5. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin – Executive Director of the International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA);
  6. Prof. Dr. Engku Rabiah Adawiah Engku Ali – Professor, IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM);
  7. Prof. Dr. Ashraf Md. Hashim – Chief Executive Officer of ISRA Consultancy;
  8. Prof. Madya Dr. Asmadi Mohamed Naim – Associate Professor, Islamic Business School, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM);
  9. Dr. Shamsiah Mohamad – Senior Researcher of the International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA); and
  10. En. Burhanuddin Lukman – Researcher of International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA).

The appointed SAC members are qualified, competent and prominent individuals among Shariah scholars and jurists who have vast experience in finance, banking, law and application of Shariah, particularly in the areas of Islamic economics and finance.

As the highest authority in the ascertainment of Shariah rulings in Islamic finance, the SAC has a pivotal role in ensuring the consistency of Shariah rulings applied in the Islamic finance industry. The SAC’s Shariah resolutions serve as a main reference for Islamic financial institutions to ensure end-to-end Shariah compliance in the structure and implementation of their financial products and services, as well as encourage product innovation.  In addition, it is also referred to by the courts and arbitrators in dealing with and adjudicating Islamic finance cases.

Bank Negara Malaysia
02 Nov 2016

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