Justice (Retd.) Muhammad Taqi Usmani is a renowned figure in the field of Shariah, particularly in Islamic Finance and economics.
He has served as a Judge in the Shariah Appellate Bench, Supreme Court of Pakistan from 1982 to 2002. He is also the Editor of the magazine ‘Albalagh’ (a weekly publication of Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi) as well as an active contributor of articles in leading Pakistani newspapers.
Justice (Retd.) Muhammad Taqi Usmani, who was born in Pakistan, graduated from Punjab University, Pakistan in 1970. Additionally to that, he holds an LLB from Karachi University. Prior to these, he completed the ‘Takhassus’ course, which is a specialization course in Islamic ‘Fiqh’ and ‘Fatwa’ (Islamic Jurisprudence) from Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi.
In March 2004, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Minister of Defense) presented a special award to Justice (Retd.) Muhammad Taqi Usmani in recognition of his lifetime service and achievement in Islamic Finance at the occasion of the International Islamic Finance Forum, Dubai, which is one of the biggest events in the Islamic Finance Industry.
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Mufti Ismatullah did his PhD from Karachi University and his Takhassus (specialization) in Islamic Fiqh and Fatawa from Jamia Dar ul Uloom. He has extensive experience teaching various courses there. He has worked for over ten years in the Fatwa department (Darul Ifta) at Dar ul Uloom.
Besides being the Shariah Advisor at Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Limited and Pak-Qatar General Takaful Limited he also serves as the Shariah Advisor at Bank Al Habib’s Islamic Banking Division.
Mufti Ismatullah is also involved in research in the fields of Islamic finance and specifically Takaful.
Mufti Muhammad Hassan Kaleem holds the degrees of Alimiyyah and Takhassus (specialization) in Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh) from Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi and Centre for Islamic Economics. He is also a faculty member /teacher at the same institution.
Furthermore, he is a member of the curriculum committee of the National Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF). His areas of expertise are Islamic Finance and Takaful. He is Head of Shari’ah at both Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan and Center for Islamic Economics, Pakistan. He is a frequent guest-speaker and lecturer at many different conferences, seminars and forums.