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The Shariah Adviser

GENERAL INFORMATION OF IBFIM
IIBFIM was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and not having share capital in Malaysia under the Companies Act, 1965 on 15 February 2007. 

EXPERIENCE IN ADVISORY AND SERVICES
IBFIM is registered with the SC to act as a Shariah Adviser for Shariah-compliant collective investment schemes and sukuk issuance.  IBFIM is also involved in numerous Shariah-compliant private mandates as well as the Shariah Adviser for Islamic REITs and Islamic asset management houses.

DESIGNATED PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR SHARIAH MATTERS

Dato’ Mohd Bakir Bin Haji Mansor (Chairman, IBFIM Shariah Committee)
Dato’ Mohd Bakir is a member of the Shariah Advisory Body of Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad and sits on the Shariah Panel Committee of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia.    
Prior to joining IBFIM, Dato’ Mohd Bakir was the Shariah Coordinator at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (“BIMB”) and then the Secretary of the Shariah Advisory Council of BIMB, from 1984 to 2001.  Previously, he served at the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs in the Prime Minister's Department for 10 years from 1971.  He was also a Chief Assistant Director at the Islamic Research Centre for 4 years from 1981.  He holds a Shahadah Ulya from Kolej Islam Malaya.Dato’ Mohd Bakir was awarded “Anugerah Maulidur Rasul 1434H/2013M” by the government of Malaysia for his services in the Islamic finance industry.

Ahmad Zakirullah Bin Mohamed Shaarani (Shariah Advisor)
Ahmad Zakirullah is a member of Shariah Committee of the United Overseas Bank Malaysia Berhad.  He joined IBFIM in February 2008.  He is responsible in providing Shariah input on the advisory, consultancy and research functions with regard to Islamic banking, takaful, Islamic capital market and Shariah-compliant funds.  Prior to joining IBFIM, he served at University Sains Islam Malaysia and PTPL College. 
He obtained his Diploma of Shariah Islamiyyah (Honours) from Higher Institute of Islamic and Arabic Language (MADIWA), Perak, Bachelor of Shariah Islamiyyah (Honours) Degree from Al-Azhar University, Egypt and Master’s Degree (with Honours) of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) from the International Islamic University Malaysia.  He is the designated person responsible for Shariah matters related to the Shariah-compliant funds management-related activities.

Mohd Asyraf Bin Sharunudin (Consultant, Shariah)
Mohd Asyraf Sharunudin became a member of the Shariah Business Advisory team of IBFIM from November 2014. He is responsible in providing input on the advisory, consultancy and research functions with regard to Islamic banking, takaful, Islamic capital market and Shariah-compliant unit trust funds.  A graduate of the International Islamic University Malaysia in Bachelor of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) (with Honours) Degree, his career started with the attachment to Shariah Department of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad to deepen and strengthen the Shariah Research Unit for the banking sector.  He was also experienced Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme under the Securities Commission to sharpen the knowledge in the said sector.
At present, he is pursuing his Master’s Degree (with Honours) of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) from the International Islamic University Malaysia.  He also serves as secretary as well as member of IBFIM Internal Shariah Committee (IISC).  He is the designated person responsible for Shariah matters related to the Shariah-compliant funds management-related activities.

As at 31 December 2016, IBFIM has total staff strength of 99 employees and has 128 funds under its supervision. IBFIM is a Shariah adviser for 8 of TA Funds.

 

 

 

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