Fatwa and Shari'a Supervisory Board

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) Fatwa and Shari'a Supervisory Board is comprised of leading Islamic scholars who have extensive experience and expertise in legal, financial and banking-related matters.
View the list of Fatwa & Shari'a Supervisory Board members and their biographies below:

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Dr. Abdullah Salim Al Taha

Associate Professor of Islamic Jurisprudence and its Foundations in the Department of Sharia at the College of Law at the United Arab Emirates University.

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He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Islamic jurisprudence and its origins from Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah Al-Mukarramah. He also obtained a master’s and doctorate in Islamic jurisprudence from the same university.

He is a member of the Sharia Standards Committee in Dubai of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). He taught various scientific courses in Islamic financial transactions, for undergraduate and postgraduate law students.

He authored scientific materials printed in sections of Islamic financial transactions jurisprudence. In addition to his judging and discussion of many research papers and dissertations in this field, including promotion research. He has also participated in various conferences and seminars related to Islamic finance, both locally and internationally.

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Dr. Moosa Khoory

Head of Internal Sharia Audit at Dubai Islamic Bank and a member of many Sharia Boards and Committees in the UAE and abroad, including Dubai Financial Market, Amlak Finance, Aman Insurance and several boards at AAOIFI.

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He is the Founder Chairman of the “Sharia Professionals Association”, the first of its kind in the UAE. He is also a member in the Governors Board at International School of Creative Science and a member of the Consultancy Board at University of Sharjah’s College of Sharia and Islamic Studies.

He holds Master’s Degree in Islamic Law & Legal Theory from University of Sharjah.

Dr. Mabid Ali Al-Jarhi

Currently, Prof. of economics and finance, Ankara Social Sciences University, ASBU, and Marmara University.

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IsDB Prize in Islamic Economics, 2019
International Prize Award Mehmet Akif İnan Vakfı, 2019.

Previous experience:
Director, IsDB Economics and Policy Planning Department
Senior Economist & Head of research, Arab Monetary Fund, AMF
Senior Economist, the Economic Studies Institute, AMF
Secretary General of the Council of Arab Governors of Central Banks
Editor of the Joint Arab Economic Report, published by the Arab Monetary Fund
Director General of the IDB Islamic Research and Training Institute, IRTI, ISDB,
Financial advisor & Head of Training, Emirates Islamic bank
Economic Expert, Institute of National Planning, Cairo.

Economics; USC, California State University, Cairo University and the Institute of National Planning, Cairo.

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