The Shariah Supervisory Board (“SSB”) has been appointed to ensure that all activities of Sohar Islamic are conducted in accordance with the principles of Shariah. The Board regularly reviews and monitors the products and transactions.Our Shariah Board comprises of the world’s reputed & respected international and local scholars of Islamic Finance:
Al-Mu’tasim Said Al-Maawali is a religious supervisor working for The Omani Studies Centre at Sultan Qaboos University. He holds an MA degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Birmingham, 2016. Al-Mu’tasim authored a seven-volume series in Islamic Jurisprudence called al-Mu‘tamad, including the sixth volume in Islamic Financial Transactions, and the seventh in Islamic Banking. In 2016, he published his English book Articles on Ibāḍī Studies. In February 2017, he published his translation of the first volume ‘The Reliable Jurisprudence of Prayer’ from Arabic into English. In 2019, he also translated ‘Christians in Oman’ from English into Arabic. Al-Mu’tasim presented some academic papers at some international conferences in Islamic Studies, including TIMES 2017 at Birmingham University and BRISMES 2018 at King’s College London, and BRISMES 2019 at the University of Leeds.
Sheikh Nasser is working as the secretary to the Grand Mufti of the Sultanate of Oman in the Fatwa Section at the Grand Mufti's Office. He is also an active member of several committees at the Ministry responsible for Mosques, Zakat, Hajj, Publications and Book Revision. Prior to his current capacity, Sheikh Al Azri held a number of prestigious positions including Judge Assistant at the Ministry of Justice and a Researcher for Islamic affairs in fatwa’s at the Ministry of endowments and Religious Affairs.
Sheikh Al Azri has extensive knowledge and expertise in Islamic and judiciary laws. He has also authored several papers and research studies, and attended prominent Islamic conferences such as those held by the International Islamic Fiqh Academy. He received a High Diploma degree in Jurisprudence from the Institute of Shari'a Sciences in Oman.
Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rahim Sultan Al Olama was a Professor of Jurisprudence and its Fundamentals at the College of Law at United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain , in addition he is a certified expert in Shariah-compliant financial affairs. He chairs the Sharia committee of Zakat Fund in the United Arab Emirates. He has published books and articles on various jurisprudential topics, especially Islamic banking transactions in their contemporary form. He has also presented a series of research papers in various international forums and conferences related to this field.
His Eminence is a member of Sharia Supervisory Boards of Islamic financial institutions and Takaful companies including: Dubai Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Emirates Islamic Bank, Noor Takaful & Mawarid Fiance Company.
He holds a PhD in Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence from Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.