Group Shariah Committee

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Said Bouheraoua
Group Shariah Committee Chairman

ASSOC. PROF. DR. SAID BOUHERAOUA, Male, Algerian. Appointed as the Group Shariah Committee member on 2nd November 2015.Shariah Committee member for Sinar Seroja Berhad (formerly known as MNRB Retakaful Berhad) since 1st April 2011 until its dissolution on 2 November 2015.He completed his Ph.D in Islamic Law (Shariah), from the International Islamic Unicersity Malaysia (IIUM),Malaysia. He is a member of the Shariah Committee at Affin Islamic Bank Berhad. He is a Director of Affin Islamic Bank Berhad and also a member of Higher Shariah Committee at the Central Bank of the Oman Sultanate. He is also a Chairman of Shariah Committee of SunTrust Bank Nigeria and Trust Bank Amanah Suriname.He was also an Associate Professor at Department of Islamic Law, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, IIUM. He is currently a Director of Research, Development and innovation Department at the International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) and the editor-in-chief of ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance. He has published several books and articles in international referred journals throughout his career as Lecturer/ Researcher. He has also presented papers in international conferences and conducted training sessions in Islamic Finance in Malaysia and abroad.

Dr. Shamsiah Mohamad
Group Shariah Committee member

DR. SHAMSIAH MOHAMAD, Female, Malaysian.Appointed as a Group Shariah Committee member on 3rd November 2020. Obtained her Ph.D specialising in Fiqh & Usul Fiqh from University of Jordan. She was an Associate Professor at the Academy of Islamic Studies in University of Malaya and a Senior Researcher at International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA).She sits on several Shariah Committee of prestigious financial institutions and has vast experience handling Shariah issues. She is also appointed as a Member of Shariah Advisory Council of Securities Commission Malaysia, Shariah Committee of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, Shariah Supervisory Council of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, Shariah Committee of SME Bank and Shariah Committee of Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM). She was also a Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) from 2013 to 2019. Her areas of specialization are Islamic Transaction.

Sahibus Samahah Datuk Dr. Luqman Abdullah
Group Shariah Committee member

SAHIBUS SAMAHAH DATUK DR. LUQMAN  ABDULLAH, Male, Malaysian.Appointed as a Group Shariah Committee member on 3rd November 2020.Obtained his Ph.D in Islamic Law of Property from University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the Head of Fiqh and Usul / Islamic Jurisprudence Department at University of Malaya.He currently serves as the Mufti of Wilayah Persekutuan. Sahibus Samahah Dr. Luqman is also appointed as Shariah Committee Member of MBSB Bank, Shariah Panel Expert of Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM), Member of Association of Shariah Advisor in Islamic Finance (ASAS), Committee Member of Shariah Advisory Council of Amanah Raya Berhad (ARB) and Member of Administrative Committee for Wakaf MAIK – Muamalat. He is the Chairman of Madrasah Rahmaniah Pondok Lubuk Tapah, Pasir Mas, Kelantan and was a visiting Scholar at University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2013. His areas of specialisation are Islamic Law of Property, Islamic Jurisprudence/Legal Theories and Shariah/Fiqh Textual Studies (Dirasah Nassiyyah).


Shahrir Sofian
Group Shariah Committee member

SHAHRIR SOFIAN, Male, Malaysian. Appointed as a Group Shariah Committee member on 3 November 2020. Obtained his Master in Actuarial Science (with distinction) at City University, London. He also holds a double degree in Economics and Islamic Studies (majoring in Shariah) from local universities.  He had serve in various departments with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) since 1987. He served as Manager in the Financial Sector Development Department and Manager of Insurance Development Department of BNM. He also managed and led the compliance review processes.  He was involved in the formulation of Balance Score Card for Life Insurance/Family Takaful Agents under the LIFE framework, Development of Business Plan of the Insurance Development Department to be part of the Bank’s Business Plan, formulation of the policy document on direct channel, and the establishment of dedicated department (that is Islamic Banking and Takaful Department) to steer the progress and development of Islamic Financial System by providing justification for the establishment. He also has extensive experience in insurance regulations and operations.

Yang Amat ArIf Dato’ Setia Dr. Mohd Na’im Mokhtar
Group Shariah Committee member

YANG AMAT ARIF DATO’ SETIA DR. MOHD NA’IM  MOKHTAR, Male, Malaysian.Appointed as the Group Shariah Committee member on 1 April 2021.Graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM). Obtained Masters in Laws (LLM) from University of London United Kingdom, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Syariah from National University of Malaysia (UKM).YAA Dato’ Setia Dr. is currently presiding as the Chief Justice of Syariah Courts as well as Director General of Department of Syariah and Judiciary Malaysia since 1 April 2019. YAA Dato’Setia was honoured by being appointed as a Member of the Selangor Royal Council from December 2019 to November 2022. He also being appointed as a Committee Member of the Islamic Religious Council of the Federal Territory of the session begins February 2021 until February 2024. He was chosen and served as Malaysian Cheavening Visiting Fellow at Oxford Centre For Islamic Studies, Oxford University, United Kingdom for 2008/2009 and as Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School, Harvard University, USA for 2012/2013. YAA Dato’ Setia Dr. has participated in many local and international seminars on his subject areas of specialization.