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Why choose us?

Leading the way in Islamic banking

Where belief meets innovation

Inspired by the Arabic word for ‘truthful’, Saadiq is our global Islamic banking network, spanning Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. With our dedicated Islamic banking team working alongside a renowned Global Shariah advisory committee of scholars  – as well as local Shariah supervisory committees for Pakistan, Malaysia, UAE, and Brunei – we combine deep Shariah expertise with strong business acumen.

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A relationship you can trust

We put your beliefs and values first. With outstanding benefits, world-class customer service and relationship management, we offer perfectly tailored solutions for you and your business.

We have a strong global network and have developed a wide range of best-practice Islamic financial services across many different countries. Our broad suite of fully Shariah-compliant products are designed to meet all your banking needs, in the market where you live and work.

Our global Shariah advisors

Putting Shariah at the heart of your banking world

Sheikh Nizam Yaquby

Sheikh Nizam Yaquby was educated in the classical Shariah sciences in his native Bahrain and in Makkah. He received his Bachelors in Economics and Comparative Religion from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Since 1976, Sheikh Yaquby has taught Tafsir, Hadith and Fiqh in Bahrain. He is a Shariah Advisor to several international and local financial institutions worldwide. He is also the author of several articles and publications on Islamic Finance.

Dr Mohamed Ali Elgari

Dr Mohamed Ali Elgari holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California. He is also a Professor of Islamic Economics and the Director of the Centre for Research in Islamic Economics at King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia. Dr Elgari is also an expert at the Islamic Jurisprudence Academy (OIC), Jeddah and has published several articles and books on Islamic Finance. He is a Shariah advisor to several international and local financial institutions worldwide.

Dr Aznan Hasan

Dr Aznan Hasan holds a PhD in Islamic Law from the University of Wales, Lampeter, United Kingdom. He received his degree in Shariah from the University of Al-Azhar and a Masters degree in Shariah from Darul Ulum, Cairo University. He is an Associate Professor in Shariah at the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia. He is currently the President of the Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS). He serves as a Shariah Advisor and Shariah Consultant to several international and local financial institutions, government bodies and corporations.

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Islamic banking for companies

Helping your business succeed the Islamic way

Whether you’re expanding your business internationally or looking for short-term financing to fund working capital, we can put together the right solutions for you.

Financial markets

Our leading investment, liquidity and risk management solutions are all based on Islamic structures. And our onshore presence across Asia, Africa and the Middle East means we can give you access to many different currency markets.

Transaction banking

We offer a full suite of Shariah-compliant cash management and trading solutions. Our online platform gives you access to cash statements, trade reports and more – wherever in the world you do business.

Corporate finance

From our dedicated Islamic origination and structuring team based in Dubai, to our strong capital-raising ability in emerging markets, we’re experts in Sukuk and delivering Islamic structured transactions. We’re also recognised as a market leader in Islamic capital markets.

As Islamic Banking has grown, we’ve played a pivotal role in its development and are the leading international bank offering Shariah-compliant financial solutions.

Khurram Hilal, CEO Islamic Banking