Shariah Board

Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Limited has appointed an independent Shariah Board as per State Bank of Pakistan’s guidelines, to oversee the procedures and processes of the bank’s Islamic operations ensuring that they are in line with Shariah guidelines.


The details of Shariah Board Members are as follow:

Sheikh Nizam Yaquby (Chairperson of the Shariah Board)

Sheikh Nizam Yaquby 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 received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Comparative Religion from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Mufti Muhammad Abdul Mubeen (Member Shariah Board)

Mufti Muhammad Abdul Mubeen has extensive experience in the field of Islamic finance, insurance and teaching. He also heads 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 has also done his Master of Commercial Law from The University of Melbourne, Australia and LLB (Hons) Shariah & Law from International Islamic University, Islamabad.

Mufti Irshad Ahmad Aijaz (Member Shariah Board)

Mufti Irshad Ahmad Aijaz holds advisory positions at a number of institutions and regularly delivers lectures on Islamic Economics and Finance at different forums and educational institutions, including NIBAF (SBP) and CIE (a division of Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi).

He holds Shadat-ul-Aalamia from Jamiatul Uloom Islamiyyah, Binnori Town, Karachi and Takhassus fi al-Iftaa from Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi in addition to an MBA from Iqra University, Karachi.

Mufti Muhammad Abdullah (Resident Shariah Board Member & Head Shariah Compliance)

Mufti Muhammad Abdullah has extensive experience of Islamic Banking and of teaching in various institutions including National University Of Computer and Emerging Sciences – FAST.

He holds Shadat-ul-Aalamia from Jamiatul Uloom Islamiyyah, Binnori Town, Karachi, Takhassus Fil Fiqh il Islami from Jamia Darul Uloom Rasheedia, Karachi. He also holds Masters degrees in Arabic and Economics & Finance from the University of Karachi, Islamic Studies from Federal Urdu University and Muslim History from University of Sind.


Contact Details of Shariah Compliance Department (SCD):

Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Limited
PO BOX No. 4896
Head Office & Main Branch,
I.I. Chundrigar Road,
Karachi 74000 – Pakistan
Tel (021) 245 0000
UAN (021) 111 002 002

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