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Sheikh Taqi Usmani | Revisiting Sharia’a matters

We revisit Sharia’a issues with Sheikh Taqi Usmani as an opportunity to deepen the understanding of some key issues he has previously raised. We also take the opportunity to seek his views on commonly discussed topics such as Tawarruq and application of Islamic Finance in the post financial crisis era.

Profile: Sheikh Taqi Usmani

Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani is one of the leading Sharia’a scholars active in the field of Islamic Finance. He presently serves as Chairman of the International Sharia’a Council for the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (‘AAOIFI’) in Bahrain. He has served as a Judge of the Shariat Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from 1982 to May 2002 and is also a permanent member of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Saudi Arabia.

For more than a decade he has served as chairman or member of Sharia’a supervisory boards of a dozen Islamic banks and financial institutions in various parts of the world. Sheikh Taqi Usmani was recently invited to present a paper at the 2010 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos.

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