Bank Negara Malaysia announced the reappointment of three Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) members for a three-year term. The reappointment took effect on Nov 1, 2021.
The reappointed members were Dato’
Dr Anhar Haji Opir (Mufti of Selangor), Dr Marjan Muhammad (Head of Quality Assurance, International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance) and Zainal Abidin Jamal (Founder and Senior Partner, Zainal Abidin & Co. (Advocates and Solicitors)).
With this reappointment, the SAC lineup now comprises nine highly-qualified and prominent Shariah scholars and practitioners with vast experience, domestically and abroad, particularly in Shariah, laws, Islamic economics and finance.
The SAC is the highest authority for the ascertainment of Shariah in Islamic finance. It plays a central role in preserving the conformity with Shariah and sustaining public confidence in the Islamic finance industry that enables financial services according to Shariah principles.