In our efforts to provide the highest standard of service and adoption of international Shariah practices, Amanie Advisors has been appointed to provide local and international Shariah consultancy and advisory services to AIIMAN. Amanie Advisors is governed by its internal Shariah Supervisory Board constituted by the following internationally recognised scholars:

Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar

Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar (Malaysia)


Designated person responsible for Shariah advisory matters of AIIMAN


To date, Dr. Daud Bakar is the Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council at the Central Bank Of Malaysia. He is also a Shariah board member of various financial institutions, including the Accounting and Auditing Organisation For Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) (Bahrain), The International Islamic Financial Market (Bahrain), The Securities Commission of Malaysia, Morgan Stanley (Dubai), Bank of London and Middle East (London) amongst many others.

Dr. Mohamed Ali Elgari

Dr. Mohamed Ali Elgari (Saudi Arabia)


Dr. Ali Elgari is Professor of Islamic Economics and the former Director of the Centre for Research in Islamic Economics at King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia. He is an advisor to several Islamic financial institutions throughout the world and also on the Shariah Board of the Dow Jones Islamic index. Dr. Ali Elgari is also a member of the Islamic Fiqh Academy as well as the Islamic Accounting And Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institution ( AAIOFI).

Dr. Muhammad Amin Ali Qattan

Dr. Muhammad Amin Ali Qattan (Kuwait)


Dr Muhammad Amin holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Banking from Birmingham University and is a lecturer as well as a prolific author of texts and articles on Islamic economics and finance. He is currently the Director of Islamic Economics Unit, Centre of Excellence in Management at Kuwait University. Dr Qattan also serves as Shariah advisor to many reputable institutions such as Ratings Intelligence, Standard & Poor’s Shariah Indices, Al Fajer Retakaful amongst others.

Dr. Osama Al Dereai

Dr. Osama Al Dereai (Qatar)


Dr. Osama Al Dereai is a Shariah scholar from Qatar. He has extensive experience in teaching, consulting and research in the field of Islamic finance. He received his Bachelor’s degree specializing in the Science of Hadeth Al Sharef from the prestigious Islamic University of Madinah. Dr. Al Dereai obtained his Masters degree from the International Islamic University (Malaysia) and was in year 2007 conferred his Doctorate in Islamic Transactions from the University of Malaya. Dr. Al Dereai is a Shariah board member of various financial institutions which includes First Leasing Company, Barwa Bank, First Investment Company and Ghanim Al Saad Group of Companies amongst others.