About Us

We are a Shariah & financial consultancy firm specializing in Islamic banking, takaful, Islamic capital markets (Sukuk), Islamic equity markets, and policy analysis for the purpose of setting up regulatory frameworks and developing Islamic finance markets.

 

We started in 2012 offering financial consultancy to Islamic financial institutions and added the Sukuk capital market practice in 2015. We started Shariah advisory in 2016 and opened office in Kabul in 2017.

 

We are unique in being led by qualified and dedicated senior bankers, researchers, economists and Shariah experts who in the past have worked for leading regional and global financial institutions. Our experts are based in Kuala Lumpur, London, UAE, and Kabul. Please see our team section to know more about our experts. Some are with over 35 years of practical of Islamic finance, Sukuk, and Takaful exposure.

Our Services

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Shariah Consultancy

Our strong and diverse Shariah Board and experienced internal Shairah experts brings a wealth of added value to your business by ensuring you remain Shairah compliant, your reputational and regulatory risks that may arise for Shariah noncompliance are fully eliminated.

We offer the following Shariah consulting services. For details please visit our Shariah consulting section:

Shariah Boards Services

  • We sett up your Shariah Board;

  • We manage its affairs for you; 

  • We deliver excellent and quick results; 

  • It is affordable, convenient, professional,    and it is hassle free.

Shariah Audit

  • External Shariah Audit;

  • Internal Shariah Audit; 

  • Shariah Audit Certificate; and

  • Regulatory assignment to audit.

Shariah Advisory

  • Shariah structuring;

  • Shariah compliance review; 

  • Fatwa (Shariah Certification);

  • Conversion to Islamic operations; and

  • Shariah screening of equities.

Shariah Governance

  • Setting up Shariah governance frameworks for regulators; and 

  • Setting up Shariah governance frameworks for banks and financial institutions, insurance and takaful companies, corporates, and fintech platforms.

We started Islamic financial consulting to financial institutions back in 2013 in Dubai. Since then we have serviced our clients with numerous solutions that impacted their profitability and enhanced their customer experience.

 

Our can help you in these areas. For more details, please our financial consulting page:

Product Development

Turnkey Solutions

  • New business lines;

  • Establishing Islamic bank or Takaful company;

  • Setting up an Islamic window;

  • Setting up a Takaful window; and

  • Conversion of conventional banks or insurance company to Islamic.

Product Development

  • Retail Banking;

  • Corporate Banking;

  • Treasury products;

  • Transactional banking; 

  • Takaful and Re-Takaful; and 

  • Microfinance companies.

Capital Markets

(Sukuk)

  • Structuring various types of Sukuk;

  • Sukuk documentation Shariah review; 

  • Sukuk distribution and investment;

  • Regulatory frameworks, policy, guidelines;

  • Sukuk and capital market training.

Equity Markets
(Islamic Funds)

  • Setting up Shariah governance frameworks for regulators; and 

  • Setting up Shariah governance frameworks for banks and financial institutions, insurance and takaful companies, corporates, and fintech platforms.

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Financial Consultancy

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Governments and Regulators

Islamic finance is growing in its traditional markets and is spreading to new jurisdiction. Regulators and supervisory agencies need support to set up the right tools to facilitate Islamic finance to keep the market controlled. We are here to support you with the following. For details please visit our Public Policy Advisory page:

Market Research

  • We sett up your Shariah Board;

  • We manage its affairs for you; 

  • We deliver excellent and quick results; 

  • It is affordable, convenient, professional,    and it is hassle free.

Islamic Ecosystem

  • External Shariah Audit;

  • Internal Shariah Audit; 

  • Shariah Audit Certificate; and

  • Regulatory assignment to audit.

Policies and Frameworks

  • Shariah structuring;

  • Shariah compliance review; 

  • Fatwa (Shariah Certification);

  • Conversion to Islamic operations; and

  • Shariah screening of equities.

Fundraising

  • Setting up Shariah governance frameworks for regulators; and 

  • Setting up Shariah governance frameworks for banks and financial institutions, insurance and takaful companies, corporates, and fintech platforms.

CAPACITY BUILDING

We design customized training programs and deliver them in-house, classroom, and online to banking and takaful executives and students.

 

We also offer professional certificate programs of Islamic retail and corporate banking and asset management. We have a few summer school programs in partnership with reputable universities.

We are a proud educational partner with the Bahrain based Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) to build Islamic finance capacity of the industry. This includes the Certified Sharia Adviser and Auditor (CSAA) and the Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA).

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CLIENTS

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