Shari'a Supervisory Board
Shaikh Adnan Al Qattan holds Master’s degree in the Quran and Hadith from the University of Um Al-Qura, Makka, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Shari’a from the Islamic University, Madeena, Saudi Arabia. Shaikh Al Qattan is also a Judge in the Shari’a Supreme Court, Ministry of Justice – Kingdom of Bahrain. Shaikh Al Qattan is a Member of Shari’a Supervisory Boards for several Islamic banks and he is also Chairman of Al Sanabil Orphans Protection Society, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Charity Establishment under the Royal Court - Kingdom of Bahrain, and President of the Kingdom of Bahrain Hajj Mission. In addition, he is a Friday sermon orator at Al-Fatih Grand Mosque. Shaikh Al Qattan contributed to drafting the Personal Status Law for the Ministry of Justice and is a regular participant in Islamic committees, courses, seminars and conferences.
Dr. Fareed Almeftah is the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice & Islamic Affairs – Bahrain, member of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs and a former judge of the high Shari’a Court. Dr. Fareed is the Chairman of the Shari’a Supervisory Board of Khaleeji Commercial Bank (KHCB) and a former Lecturer at the University of Bahrain and wrote a lot of research papers. Dr. Fareed holds PhD in Islamic Philosophy from University of Edinburgh – United Kingdom.
Sheikh Dr. Nizam Mohammed Yaquby is an internationally acclaimed Shari’a scholar in the Islamic banking industry. He has a background in both Traditional Islamic sciences with senior scholars from different parts of Muslim World. He holds a PhD in Islamic studies also a degree from McGill University in Canada. Sheikh Nizam has taught Islamic Subjects in Bahrain and lectured all over the world. He is a member of many International Boards: the Shari’a Council of AAOIFI, Dow Jones Islamic Index, Central bank of Bahrain Shari’a Committee and IIFM Shari’a Council. He is also a member of several local and International Shari’a Boards. Sheikh Nizam has edited several Arabic manuscripts and has more the 500 audio-visual lectures and lessons in both Arabic and English.
Sheikh Dr. Osama Mohammed Bahar is a recognized Shari’a scholar in Islamic banking and financing. He has extensive experience in the structuring of financial and Islamic products and Islamic contracts, in addition to his contributions to a number of research papers on Islamic finance and banking. Sheikh Osama Bahar holds a Bachelor’s degree from Prince Abdul Qader University for Islamic Studies in Algeria and he has a Master’s degree in the Islamic economy from ‘Al Awzai University’ in Lebanon and PhD in Islamic Financial Engineering from Islamic University of Europe. He is also a member of many Shari’a Supervisory Boards.