Shariah Board Members
Shariah Board Members
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The current members are of the Shariah Supervisory Board of Albaraka Bank Limited are:

Shaikh Abdus Sattar Abu Ghudda (Chairman)

A senior Shari`ah consultant for the Dallah Al Baraka group in Saudi Arabia, Director of the Department of Financial Instruments at Al Baraka Investment and Development Company and a member of the Shari`ah Supervisory Boards of several Islamic financial institutions throughout the world. He is an active member of the OIC Islamic Fiqh Academy and the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). He was responsible for research and compilation for the Encyclopedia of Fiqh of the Kuwait Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and is a former member of the Ministry’s Fatwa Board. He has taught fiqh and Islamic studies in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Dr Abu Ghuddah obtained BA degrees in Islamic Shari`ah and in Law from Damascus University. He then went on to earn his MA degree in Shari`ah and Hadith and his PhD in Shari`ah and Comparative Fiqh from Al-Azhar University, Cairo.

Shaykh Mahomed Shoaib Omar

He has studied the authoritative works of fiqh, across the four Mazaahib, and has specialised in comparative analysis between Islamic and secular law (Fiqh Al Muqarin), and the application of fiqh to contemporary situations, including Islamic commercial and financial transactions.  He has been guided by his revered teacher, the distinguished jurist, Shaykh Taqi Usmani, over the years, in relation to the solution of complex issues, in the field of Islamic Finance.

Mufti Zubair Bayat

Mufti Zubair Bayat is the founder and current Ameer of Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre. He also serves on the board of Islamic Schools, as well as Islamic financial institutions and as an advisor to various organisations. 

He completed his Aalim Fadhil and Ifta courses at the famous Darul Uloom Deoband, India. He thereafter furthered his studies and obtained his Master of Arts degree (cum laude) in Islamic Studies from the University of Johannesburg and obtained a certificate in Muslim Personal Law from the University of Islamabad.  

After completing his formal studies he occupied a post as a lecturer in advanced Islamic studies at The Islamic University (Madrasah Arabia Islamia), Azaadville, and then moved to Stanger where he established the Zakariyya Muslim School and served as Principal and Ameer. During this period he also served as Chairman of the Association of Muslim Schools in KwaZulu-Natal. 

He has travelled extensively delivering talks and workshops covering a variety of subjects, written many articles and published several books.

Due to his burning concern and desire to serve and unify the Muslim community, he has been instrumental in many pioneering efforts, establishing educational, welfare, social, economic, youth and community initiatives both locally and abroad.

Mufti Shafiq Jakhura. 

A student of Mufti Taqi Uthmani and a graduate of Madrasa Taaleemuddeen, Isipingo Beach and of Darul Uloom Karachi (Specialization in Fiqh and Ifta) He currently serves as vice-Mufti at the Darul Ihsan Centre and runs the Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance in Durban.