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The details of Shariah Board Members are as follow:

Dr. Sheikh Nizam Yaquby (Chairperson of the Shariah Board)

Dr. Sheikh Nizam Yaquby (Chairperson of the Shariah Board) currently holds highly respected positions on the Shariah Supervisory Boards for many Islamic institutions in various parts of the world, including the Middle East and Europe. He is also the author of several articles and publications on Islamic finance and other sciences, in English and Arabic. Since 1976, he has taught tafsir, hadith and fiqh in Bahrain. He was educated in the Classical Shariah sciences in his native Bahrain and in Makkah. He holds a PhD in Islamic studies also a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Comparative Religion from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Mufti Muhammad Abdul Mubeen (Member Shariah Board)

Mufti Muhammad Abdul Mubeen (Member Shariah Board) has extensive experience in the field of Islamic finance, insurance and teaching. He is also member Shariah Committee, Standard Chartered Berhad Malaysia and also heading the Shariah Department for Group Islamic Banking function of Standard Chartered Bank. He has done his Takhassus fil Ifta from Jamiah Darul-uloom, Karachi and Shahadat ul Alamiyyah from Jamiat ul Uloom-il-Islamiyyah, Allamah Binnori Town, Karachi. He further pursued his modern study and completed his Master in Commercial Law from The University of Melbourne, Australia and LLB (Hons) Shariah & Law from International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Dr. Mufti Irshad Ahmad Aijaz (Member Shariah Board)

Dr. Mufti Irshad Ahmad Aijaz (Member Shariah Board) holds advisory positions at a number of institutions and regularly delivers lectures on Islamic Economics and Finance at different forums and educational institutions, including IBA (Institute of Business Administration), NIBAF (SBP) and CIE (Centre for Islamic Economics – a division of Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi). He holds Shadat-ul-Aalamia (Masters in Arabic and Islamic Studies) from Jamiatul Uloom Islamiyyah, Binnori Town, Karachi, Takhassus fi al-Iftaa (Specialization in Fatwa) from Jamia Darul Uloom, an MBA (Finance) from Iqra University, Karachi in addition to PhD from University of Karachi

Mufti Khawaja Noor ul Hassan – Resident Shariah Board Member

Mufti Khawaja Noor ul Hassan has over 10 years of professional and extensive experience, in Islamic Banking, including Shariah Governance & Compliance, Shariah compliant Product Development, Credit Appraisal & Administration with prestigious institutions such as Faysal Bank, Meezan Bank, & Albaraka Bank Pakistan (formerly Emirates Global Islamic Bank). In addition to above, Mufti Hassan has over 03 years’ experience, working as Assistant Company Secretary for a number of public & private Limited companies.

Mufti Noor possesses both contemporary as well as religious academic qualifications. He has obtained the Shahadat-ul-Aalamia and Takhassus fil Ifta (Specialization in Islamic Jurisprudence and Fatwa) from Jamia Farooqia & Jamia Darul Uloom, Taleem ul Quran, Karachi. Additionally, he holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Law (LLb), a Masters Degree in Islamic Studies and a Masters degree in Islamic History from University of Karachi & Federal Urdu University respectively.

Contact Details of Shariah Compliance Department (SCD):

Farhan Kazi
Head – Shariah Compliance
Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Limited
PO Box No. 4896
Head Office & Main Branch
I.I. Chundrigar Road
Karachi 74000 – Pakistan
Tel (021) 32450000
UAN (021) 111 002 002


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