Shariah Committee

Prof. Dato' Dr. Haji Ahmad Hidayat Buang
Group Shariah Committee Chairman

PROF. DATO' DR. HAJI AHMAD HIDAYAT BUANG, aged fifty-four (54). Appointed as the Group Shariah Committee Chairman of MNRB Holdings Berhad on 2nd November 2015. Shariah Committee member for Takaful IKHLAS since 2002 and was subsequently appointed as the Shariah Committee Chairman for Takaful IKHLAS since 2013 until its dissolution on 2nd November 2015.

Professor of the Academy of Islamic Studies at University of Malaya. Previously, he was a Director for the Academy of Islamic Studies from October 2006 until February 2011. Holds a Bachelor in Shariah from the University of Malaya. Completed his Master in Law and Doctorate from University of London (specialising in Islamic Contracts). Former member of OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad and CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad’s Shariah Council. A Shariah Committee member of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad since 2011.

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

ASSOC. PROF. DR. SAID BOUHERAOUA, aged forty-nine (49). Appointed as the Group Shariah Committee member on 2nd November 2015. Shariah Committee member for MNRB Retakaful Berhad (MRT) since 1st April 2011 until its dissolution on 2nd November 2015.

Holds a Bachelor Degree in Fiqh and Usul Al-Fiqh from University of Algiers in 1991. In 1998, he obtained his Masters Degree in Quran and Sunnah from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and in 2002, he completed his Ph.D from the Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh of the same university.

He started his career with University Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) as a Lecturer in 2003. After two (2) years, he became an Assistant Professor Dr. & Associate Professor Dr. at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws in IIUM, from year 2004 to 2009. He then resumed his career path as a Senior Researcher at the International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA) for Islamic Finance. He is also a member of the Shariah Committee for Affin Islamic Bank since March 2008. He is also member of Shariah Committee of ISRA Consultancy institute, since April 2011 and a registered Shariah Adviser with Securities Commission Malaysia since March 2012.

Dr. Said is the editor-in-chief of ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance. He has published four (4) books, six (6) chapters in books and several articles in refereed journals. He has also presented several papers in international conferences including the International Fiqh Academy of the OIC and Islamic Fiqh Academy of Muslim World League. He developed the curricula in Islamic law for four (4) courses at IIUM and conducted several training sessions in Islamic law Islamic banking and finance in Malaysia and abroad.

Prior to his achievements and contributions towards the industry, he had won the Lamya al-Faruqi Award for Academic Excellence in 1999, organised by International Institute of Islamic Thought and IIUM.

Dr. Syed Musa Syed Jaafar Alhabshi
Group Shariah Committee member

DR. SYED MUSA SYED JAAFAR ALHABSHI, aged fifty-six (56). Appointed as the Group Shariah Committee member on 2nd November 2015. Shariah Committee member for MNRB Retakaful Berhad (MRT) since 1st June 2011 until its dissolution on 2nd November 2015. Shariah Committee member for Takaful IKHLAS since September 2012 until August 2015.

He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director since 20th August 2009. Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Member of the Audit Committee, the Risk Management Committee, and the Investment Committee. He is also a Director of MRT. He currently sits on the Shariah Committee of Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ (Malaysia) Berhad.

Obtained his Diploma in Business Studies from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore in 1984, a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.). Degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 1989 and a Doctorate in Business Administration majoring in Accounting and Finance from University of Strathclyde, Glaslow, United Kingdom in 1994.

He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand, Singapore as an Audit Assistant in 1984. From 1989 until 1994, he joined IIUM as an Assistant Lecturer and upon completion of his doctorate he became an Assistant Professor and held various academic administrative positions in IIUM till 2000. He joined Universiti Tun Abdul Razak in 2000 as an Associate Professor and became Head of Centre for Graduate Studies. He later served as Dean of Faculty of Business in 2004. In 2006, he joined Amanie Business Solutions Sdn Bhd as a Principal Consultant until 2009 and as a Fellow Consultant from 2010 to 2012. In 2009, he resumed his academic career as Associate Professor with Universiti Tun Abdul Razak and appointed Dean of Graduate School of Business in 2010. Since October 2012, he is the Associate Professor of Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF). Currently, he is Dean of IIiBF, IIUM.

YBHG. Datuk Haji Nik Moustpha Haji Nik Hassan
Group Shariah Committee member

YBHG. DATUK HAJI NIK MOUSTPHA HAJI NIK HASSAN, aged sixty-three (63). Appointed as the Group Shariah Committee member on 2nd November 2015. Shariah Committee member for Takaful IKHLAS since December 2002 and also Shariah Committee member for MNRB Retakaful Berhad (MRT) since April 2012 until its dissolution on 2nd November 2015.

He studied Business and Economics at Ohio University, United States of America.

He was the Director General of Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM) from August 2009 until August 2015. Prior to joining IKIM, he was the Dean of Kulliyyah Economics at the International Islamic University of Malaysia. In 1989, he used to serve as visiting Scholar at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, United Kingdom for one (1) academic year.

Dr. Mohamed Fairooz Abdul Khir
Group Shariah Committee member

DR. MOHAMED FAIROOZ ABDUL KHIR, aged forty (40). Appointed as the Group Shariah Committee member on 2nd November 2015. Shariah Committee member for MNRB Retakaful Berhad (MRT) since April 2013 and also Shariah Committee member of Takaful IKHLAS since April 2014 until its dissolution on 2nd November 2015.

Holds a B.A in Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (Fiqh & Usul Fiqh) from IIUM in 2000. Obtained his M.A in Shariah from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2005 and completed his Ph.D in Islamic Finance from the same university in 2011.

He started his career with IIUM Centre for Foundation Studies since 2002 as a lecturer in the department of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences. After eight (8) years in services, he resumed his career path as a Researcher at the International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). He is a member of the Shariah Committee for Maybank Islamic Berhad since July 2013. He is also a member of the Shariah Committee for AGRO Bank since August 2012. Actively involved in research works, writing books, and presentation of research papers at various local and international conferences and forums. He had been conferred an Excellence Award by University of Malaya for early completion of his Ph.D study.

Dr. Muhammad Naim Omar
Group Shariah Committee member

DR. MUHAMMAD NAIM OMAR, aged forty-eight (48). Appointed as the Group Shariah Committee member on 2nd November 2015. Shariah Committee member of Takaful IKHLAS since April 2009 until its dissolution on 2nd November 2015.

He is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Law at Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University of Malaysia and also OCBC Al- Amin Bank Berhad Shariah Committee Member.

Graduated with a degree in Shariah Law from Al-Azhar University in 1992. In 1999, he received his Masters Degree from Cairo University in Shariah Law and later received Ph.D from the University of Wales, Lampeter, in 2006.