Dr. Abdul Sattar Abu Ghuddah – Chairman
Dr. Abu Ghuddah, a Syrian national living at length in Saudi Arabia, is a member of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah and the Shari’a Board of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI).
Previously, Dr. Abu Ghuddah was a reporter for the Islamic Fiqh Encyclopedia at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in the State of Kuwait.
Dr. Abu Ghuddah presently serves on the Shari’a Boards of many Islamic financial institutions, including Solidarity Group, Islamic International Rating Agency, Unicorn Investment Bank of Bahrain, Bank Al Jazia Takaful Ta’awuni, Dallah Albarakah Group of Saudi Arabia and Barclays Global Investors’ Shari’a Funds of UK.
Dr. Abu Ghuddah holds a Doctorate degree in Comparative Fiqh from Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and a Law degree from the Damascus University in Syria.
Dr. Ali Muhyealdin Al-QurraDaghi – Vice Chairman
Dr. Al - QurraDaghi, a Qatari national, is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Jurisprudence and the Faculty of Shari’a Law and Islamic Studies at the University of Qatar.
Dr. Al - QurraDaghi is an eminent scholar at the Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In addition, Dr. Al - QurraDaghi is a founding member of many charitable organizations and international Islamic Jurisprudence bodies.
Dr. Al - QurraDaghi is the author of many research articles in contemporary issues in Islamic finance and banking. He has more than fourteen books published and six new books in various publication stages on a range of topics on Islamic Jurisprudence and Islamic Thought, with an emphasis on contemporary issues.
Dr. Al - QurraDaghi presently serves on the Shari’a Boards of many Islamic financial institutions inside and outside of Qatar, including Emirates Islamic Bank and Dubai Islamic Bank in the UAE; Investment House, Investors Bank and Unicorn Investment Bank in Bahrain; and First Investment in Kuwait.
Dr. Al - QurraDaghi holds a Doctorate degree in financial transactions from Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, and a Bachelor’s degree in Shari’a studies.
Sheikh Nizam Mohammed Saleh Yaqoubi - Member
Sheikh Yaqoubi, a Bahraini national, has been advising leading Islamic banks and financial institutions since 1989, including the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAIOFI) in Bahrain.
Sheikh Yaqoubi is a member of several Shari’a Advisory Boards of many Islamic financial institutions inside and outside of Bahrain, including HSBC, Al Amanah, BNP Paribas, Dow Jones Islamic Index, Barclays Global Investors’ Shari’a Funds of UK, Solidarity Group and Unicorn Investment Bank of Bahrain.
Sheikh Yaqoubi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Comparative Religion from McGill University.