Shariah Board

Biographical Information of the Bank’s Shari’ah Committee

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Sulaiman Al Manea

Sheikh Abdullah is an advisor to the Ruler’s Court. He has also been a member of the Supreme Judiciary Committee of the Kingdom since its inception in the year 1391H. He is a member of the Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (“OIC”) and he was formerly Deputy President of the Makkah Al-Mukarramah Courts and former Judge of the Court of Cassation in Makkah Al Mukarramah. 

Sheikh Abdullah is a member of many Shari’ah supervisory committees of banks in the Kingdom. He is also a member of many Shari’ah councils, including AAOIFI (Bahrain). 

Sheikh Abdullah has supervised a number of PhD theses and has participated in the assessment of a number of MA and PhD dissertations. He has compiled a number of Shari’ah rulings (interpretative opinions) and is an author of a number of books on Islamic finance. 

Sheikh Dr. Muhammad A. Elgari

Sheikh Elgari is a Professor of Islamic Economics and a former Director of the Centre for Research in Islamic Economics at the King Abdul Aziz University (Jeddah). Sheikh Elgari is the laureate of the Islamic Development Bank International Prize in Islamic Banking and Finance for the year 2004. He is an expert at the Islamic Fiqh Academy of the OIC and the Islamic Jurisprudence Academy of the Islamic World League. 

Sheikh Elgari is a member of the editorial board of several academic publications in the field of Islamic Finance and Jurisprudence, including the journals of the Jurisprudence Academy of the Islamic World League of the Islamic Economic Studies, Islamic Development Bank, Islamic Economics of the International Association of Islamic Economics (London) and the advisory board of the Harvard Series in Islamic Law. 

Sheikh Elgari is a member of numerous Shari’ah committees of banks and financial institutions. He has authored several books and articles on Islamic finance in both Arabic and English. Sheikh Elgari is also a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University in 1995. Sheikh Elgari holds a PhD from the University of California. 

Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Musleh

Sheikh Al Musleh established a branch of Al Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Abha and was its rector from the year 1396H until 1415H. He has also served as Dean of the Faculty of Shari’ah and Principles of Religion at the Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University and Director General of the Panel of Scientific Miracles in the Quran and Sunnah.

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