Shariah Advisors

Maybank Islamic Berhad's Shariah committee

Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd (MIAM) has appointed Maybank Islamic Berhad's Shariah committee as the designated persons responsible for all Shariah matters pertaining to Islamic fund management business.

Members of the Shariah committee of Maybank Islamic Berhad are:

Maybank Islamic Berhad Shariah Committee Members

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Dr Aznan Bin Hasan
 
Associate Professor, Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance at the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)
Dr Aznan was appointed as the Chairman of the Shariah Committee of Maybank Islamic Berhad on 1 May 2014. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Maybank Islamic Berhad and is currently an Associate Professor in Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance at the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM).

He is the current President of the Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS). He is also the Deputy Chairman of Shariah Advisory Council of the Securities Commission (SC) and a former member of the Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia. Dr. Aznan serves as Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Board, Barclays Capital (DIFC, Dubai), a member of the Shariah Advisory Boards, ABSA Islamic Bank (South Africa), FNB Bank, Yasaar Limited, Khalij Islami, European International Islamic Bank (EIIB), Amanahraya Berhad, Amanah Raya Investment Bank Labuan, Employee Provident Fund and some other financial institutions and corporate bodies at both local and international level. He also serves as a Shariah consultant to Maybank Investment Bank. He is a registered Shariah advisor for the Islamic Unit Trust Schemes and Islamic securities (Sukuk), SC as well as a Member of the National International Zakat Organisation (IZO) Coordination Committee, an advisory body established under the Prime Minister's Department, and a member of Shariah Supervisory Board of the Waqaf Foundation (Yayasan Waqaf), a corporate entity formed by the government to oversee the application of Waqaf in Malaysia.

Dr Aznan is also a prominent author in Islamic finance and to date, has produced a number of books and publications in journals and has presented several conference papers / proceedings at various international events / conferences.

Dr Aznan received his first degree in Shariah from the University of al-Azhar and a Master’s degree in Shariah from Cairo University with distinction (mumtaz). He then obtained his PhD from the University of Wales, Lampeter, United Kingdom.
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Dr. Marjan Muhammad
 
Director of Research at International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA)
Dr Marjan Muhammad was appointed as a member of the Shariah Committee of Maybank Islamic on 1 May 2013.

She is currently the Director of Research at International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). Prior to joining ISRA, she was a tutor at the Faculty of Judiciary and Law at the Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM). Since her involvement at ISRA, she has been actively producing various research papers and articles internationally on Islamic finance. Previously Dr Marjan was a Shariah Committee member of RHB Islamic Bank from 2011 to 2013.

Dr. Marjan obtained her first degree in Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 1998 and pursued her Masters and PhD at the same university, both in Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) field.
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Dr. Mohamed Fairooz Bin Abdul Khir
 
Researcher at International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA)
Dr Mohamed Fairooz was appointed as a member of the Shariah Committee of Maybank Islamic on 1 May 2013. 

He is a researcher at ISRA and the Head of its Islamic Banking Unit. Prior to joining ISRA, he served the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) for eight years as a lecturer at the Department of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences. He is a registered Shariah advisor for the Islamic Unit Trust Schemes and Islamic Securities (Sukuk) with the Securities Commission Malaysia. He is also a Shariah Committee member of AGRO Bank, MNRB Retakaful and Takaful Ikhlas. He is actively involved in researches related to Islamic finance. Previously he was a Shariah advisor to the Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF).

He obtained his PhD and Masters in Shariah from the University of Malaya, specializing in Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh and Islamic Finance, and a Degree in the same field from IIUM. He has also studied Shariah in Jordan under prominent Jordanian Shariah scholars. Dr Mohamed Fairooz was conferred the Shariah Scholarship Award by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) for his PhD studies in Islamic finance.
 
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Ustaz Mohd Kamal bin Mokhtar
 
Judge, Shariah Appeal Court of Singapore
He is currently a Judge at the Shariah Appeal Court of Singapore. At the same time, Ustaz Kamal is also a Sharia’a Advisor and Research Analyst at SHAPE Financial Corp. where he is supporting in formulating Sharia’a fund and sukuk structuring and monitoring of the projects in the GCC, US, Europe and Southeast Asia. He has also been consulted by the Singapore Council of Fatwa on Contemporary Financial issues such as the matter of CPF Life Scheme which had been implemented since 2010. He is currently serving as an associate member of the Singapore Council of Fatwa to discuss contemporary matters which concerns the general Muslim public in Singapore.

His recent research relates to the practical applications of the concepts of istijrar, tawarruq, sukuk forms, the Islamic rules of exchanges applicable to sukuk, and global capital markets rules.

Ustaz Mohd Kamal completed tertiary education in National University of Singapore (NUS) and graduated from Science Faculty with B.Sc. in Zoology and Botany. He obtained Diploma in Arabic Language from Islamic University of Medina in 1993. Proceeded in Faculty of Hadith and graduated with BA (Hons.) in Hadith and Islamic Studies in 1997. In 2006, he graduated from Shari'a Advisory Training Program jointly conducted by Singapore Islamic Scholars & Religious Teachers Association (PERGAS) and International Institute of Islamic Finance (IIIF). In 2015, he obtained his Master of Science (Finance) in International University of Malaysia (IIUM).


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