Shaykh Nedham Yaqoobi
Shaykh Nedham Yaqoobi received an MSc in Finance from McGill University (Canada) and has studied Shari’ah law in Morocco, India and Saudi Arabia. He is an active scholar in Islamic finance and has been the Professor of Tafsir, Hadith and Fiqh in Bahrain since 1976. In addition to his academic endeavours, Shaykh Yacoobi works as an independent Shari’ah consultant in Bahrain and currently sits on the Islamic supervisory boards of several Islamic financial institutions.
Shaykh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo
Shaykh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo is a leading Islamic scholar based in the United States. He has translated over twenty books from Arabic, Persian and Urdu for publication in English. Shaykh DeLorenzo compiled the first English translation of legal rulings issued by Shari’ah supervisory boards on the operations of Islamic banks. Since 1989 he has served as secretary of the Fiqh Council of North America. He is also a Shari’ah consultant to several Islamic financial institutions and was an advisor on Islamic education to the government of Pakistan.
Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar
Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar is a respected academic and Associate Professor in the Department of Islamic and Family Law at the International Islamic University in Malaysia. He has presented numerous papers and publications regarding Islamic banking and investment. Dr Bakar serves as a member of the Shari’ah Advisory Council of the Securities Commission in Malaysia as well as the Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia). In addition, he is a Shari’ah consultant to numerous investment committees throughout the world.