The Sharia Supervisory Board of UIF Corporation

Sheikh Nizam Yaquby

Sheikh Nizam holds a Ph.D in Islamic Law from University of Whales and a BA in Economics and Comparative Religion from the McGill University in Canada.

Sheikh Nizam Yaqubi served as Member of Supervisory Board of Shamil Bank of Bahrain B.s.c. and more than 40 Shariah Boards including Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole CIB, Dow Jones Islamic Index, HSBC Amanah, Lloyds TSB, and Citi Islamic.

Sheikh Nizam is called upon frequently to consult with governmental and regulatory authorities on issues related to Islamic finance, and he is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences worldwide.

Sheikh Nizam continues to contribute important original research on many aspects of modern Islamic finance and is an author of several articles and publications.

Abdulbari MashalDr. Mashal has over 25 years of experience in Shariah Audit and Islamic Financial Advisory.

He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Economics from the Shariah College at Al-Imam Islamic University, Riyadh, KSA.

He is a Member of the Fiqh Council of North American (FCNA), USA. He has been serving as a board member of AAOIFI Governance and Ethics Board (AGEB) since 2015. Also, he had served on AAOIFI Shariah Committees during the period 2007-2010.

Dr. Mashal is a chairman & international member of many Shariah Supervisory Boards for Islamic Banks & Financial Institutions and an expert at the International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Jeddah, KSA. He is, also, an honorary fellow at the International Islamic Center for Reconciliation & Arbitration (IICRA), UAE, and a corporate governance expert at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, USA.

Dr. Mashal has authored 14 textbooks and more than 60 research papers and 200 articles on Islamic finance and Shariah audit.

Mufti Abdullah Ebrahim Nana

After Mufti Nana graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, he traveled to a Islamic University in South Africa, where he studied for seven years. He also completed his post-graduate studies while specializing in Islamic Jurisprudence and obtaining an authorization from his teachers to issue legal opinions, or fatwa, thus earning the title of a ‘Mufti.’

He currently serves as an Imam at the Islamic Center of Mill Valley. He delivers the Friday sermon in over 10 different locations in the Bay Area, including some of the local universities and colleges. Shaikh Abdullah teaches Arabic and Islamic sciences full-time at a school in San Francisco.

The Shaikh was also a guest speaker on Comparative Religion at the Dominican University, on Comparative Law at the San Francisco State School of Law, and for an English class at the University of California at Berkeley. He has delivered talks in many cities throughout the U.S on various contemporary issues. He is also engaged in several interfaith programs.

Shaikh Abdullah is a specialist in Islamic finance and has presented a research paper on Takaful insurance at the Harvard Islamic Finance Seminar.


Dr. Hassan earned his PhD from the Faculty of Shariah at al-Azhar University in Cairo in 1965. He obtained a Master degree in Comparative Law at New York University and a Bachelors of Law and Islamic Shariah from Cairo University and Al-Azhar University.

He was the Chairman of the Board for the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) and was also a member of the European Council for Fatwa, the International Union of Muslim.

In a career over 50 years, Dr Hassan was professor of Law at Cairo University; head of the Higher Studies Department at the University of Mohamed bin Ali Al-Sunosi, Libya; president of the International Islamic University, Islamabad; advisor of Islamic education affairs and Shariah implementation, Islamabad; legal and constitutional advisor of the president of Kazakhstan; and director of the Institute of Scientific Research and Revival of Islamic Heritage, Mecca.

He was an expert advisor for the Fiqh Academy of the Organization of Islamic Conferences and on the board of numerous financial organizations. He was also the chairman of a number of Shariah boards in several Islamic financial institutions in the Middle East and helped several traditional banks convert into Islamic banks, including the transformation of the Dubai Financial Market into the first Islamic Financial Market in the world.

Dr. Hassan was the author of more than 400 books and research papers on Islamic banking and finance.

Dr Hussein Hamed Hassan passed away Tuesday, August 19th, 2020 (May he be in Heaven).

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