Shariah Adviser

IBFIM is an industry-owned institute dedicated to produce well-trained, high calibre individuals and management teams with the required expertise in the Islamic finance industry.

IBFIM’s strength lies in the holistic approach of ensuring that our customers’ strategic goals are achieved through our result-oriented services. Based on the industry’s demands and customers’ needs, IBFIM provides complete A-to-Z assistance to their clients through a wide spectrum of inter-related services: training and professional development, Shariah business advisory and business consultancy, research and product development in Islamic finance.

IBFIM’s close relationship with the industry gives them the opportunity to share knowledge and resources. IBFIM also enjoys a strong network with local and international authorities and financial institutions. Having assisted numerous governments, financial institutions, and other organisations in this arena, IBFIM is propelled to serve the need for further enhancement and development of the industry in years to come.

IBFIM is registered with the SC to act as a Shariah Adviser for Shariah-based collective investment schemes and sukuk issuance. IBFIM is also involved in numerous Shariah-based private mandates as well as the Shariah Adviser for Islamic REITs and Islamic asset management houses.

IBFIM’s Shariah team consists of the following personnel;

Dato’ Mohd Bakir Haji Mansor, Chairman, IBFIM Shariah Committee

Dato’ Mohd Bakir is a member of the Shariah Advisory Body of Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad and sits on the Shariah Panel Committee of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia. Prior to joining IBFIM, Dato’ Mohd Bakir was the Shariah Coordinator at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, from 1984 to 2001. Previously, he served at the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Department for 10 years from 1971. He was also a Chief Assistant Director at the Islamic Research Centre for 4 years from 1981. He holds a Shahadah Ulya from Kolej Islam Malaya.

Dato’ Mohd Bakir was awarded “Anugerah Maulidur Rasul 1434H/2013M” by the government of Malaysia for his services in the Islamic finance industry.

Ahmad Zakirullah Bin Mohamed Shaarani, Shariah Advisor

Ahmad Zakirullah Bin Mohamed Shaarani is a member of Shariah Committee of the United Overseas Bank Malaysia Berhad. He joined IBFIM in February 2008. He is responsible in providing Shariah input on the advisory, consultancy and research functions with regard to Islamic banking, takaful, Islamic capital market and Shariah- compliant funds. Prior to joining IBFIM, he served at University Sains Islam Malaysia and PTPL College. He obtained his Diploma of Shariah Islamiyyah (Honours) from Higher Institute of Islamic and Arabic Language (MADIWA), Perak, Bachelor of Shariah Islamiyyah (Honours) Degree from Al- Azhar University, Egypt and Master’s Degree (with Honours) of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al- Fiqh) from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He is also a designated person responsible for Shariah matters related to the Shariah- compliant funds management- related activities.

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