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Shariah Committee  
OCBC Al-Amin Bank is consulted by five Shariah scholars who specialise in various fields of contemporary Islamic knowledge.

Profile of OCBC Al-Amin Shariah Committee (SC) Members


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suhaimi Ab Rahman (Chairman of Shariah Committee)
Associate Professor Dr Suhaimi Ab Rahman was appointed as a Shariah Committee Member of OCBC Al-Amin in September 2016. He obtained his PhD in Comparative Business Law from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, Masters of Comparative Laws from International Islamic University of Malaysia, and B.A. (Hons) in Islamic Law (Shariah) from Al-Azhar University, Egypt. He is also certified as a Professional Trainer (CPT-MIM) by Malaysian Institute of Management, and Professional Entrepreneurial Educator by Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

Currently, he is the Deputy Dean of the Research & Industry and Community Relations, Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Prior to his appointment, he was the Head of the Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He teaches Halal Philosophy, and Business Law and Ethics at both degree and post-graduate level. He specialises in Islamic law (Shariah), comparative business law, commercial law, Islamic banking, and halal business and management.

Associate Professor Dr. Suhaimi Ab Rahman is also a Shariah committee member of Great Eastern Takaful Berhad, and a Shariah Council member of the QSR Brands (M) Holdings Sdn. Bhd. Prior to this, he was also appointed as a Shariah Committee member of Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank), Koperasi Universiti Putra Malaysia, and Dana Wakaf Ilmu (DWI) Universiti Putra Malaysia.




Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Asmadi bin Haji Abdullah (Deputy Chairman of Shariah Committee)
Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohamad Asmadi was appointed as a Shariah Committee Member of OCBC Al-Amin in April 2014. He holds a Ph.D from University of Durham, UK. In addition, he also holds a Master of Comparative Laws from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM). He obtained his double Degree in LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and LLB.S (Bachelor of Shariah) from the same University.

He is currently the Head of Department of Islamic Law, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). His specialised areas are Islamic law of Property, Transactions, Banking and Takaful as well as comparative laws. He has vast experience in teaching for postgraduate as well as undergraduate in various courses such as Introduction to Usul al-Fiqh, Law of Succession (Fara`id), Islamic Law of Transactions (Fiqh al-Muamalat), Islamic Legal System and Islamic Constitutional Law.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Asmadi had previously served as a Shariah Committee member with OSK Investment Bank until April 2013. He also currently serves as a Shariah Committee member of AIA Public Takaful Bhd.




Assistant Professor Dr. Muhammad Naim bin Omar (Shariah Committee Member)
Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naim was appointed as a Shariah Committee Member of OCBC Al-Amin in June 2011. He holds a Ph.D from University of Wales, United Kingdom (specialising in Islamic Law), MA (Shariah Law) from Cairo University and BA (Hons) Shariah Law from University of al-Azhar, Egypt.

He is currently a lecturer at Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL), International Islamic UniversityMalaysia (IIUM). His areas of interest among others, cover Islamic Law of Transaction, Islamic Legal System and Islamic Jurisprudence.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naim has presented and published numerous articles and papers on many subjects especially in his areas of interest, which are Islamic Transaction Law, Islamic Wealth Management and Islamic Law of Contract.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naim also currently serves as Group Shariah Committee member of MNRB Holdings Berhad and is a Shariah Committee member of Lembaga Zakat Selangor.




Professor Dr. Abdullah @ Alwi bin Haji Hassan (Shariah Committee Member)
Prof. Dr. Abdullah @ Alwi has served as a member of the Shariah Committee of OCBC Bank (M) Berhad since 30 September 2003 and later OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad. He graduated with a Higher Certificate and Diploma of Education from the Muslim College of Malaya in 1969 and 1970 respectively. In 1971, he obtained a B.A. (Al-`Aliyah) in Islamic Law from the University of Al-Azhar, Cairo, Egypt. In 1979, he graduated with M.Phil. (Law) from the University of Kent, England, United Kingdom. In 1986, he obtained his Ph.D. in Islamic Law from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Until his retirement in 2006, he held various academic and administrative posts at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. His last administrative post at the same University was as the Head of Shariah and Economy Department, Academy of Islamic Studies. From September 2006 until July 2009, he was appointed as a Professor of Islamic Law at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He is currently a Professor at the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Asia e University (AeU), Kuala Lumpur, and has held this post since October 2008.

Professor Dr. Abdullah is the author of an Islamic commercial book titled Sales and Contracts in Early Islamic Commercial Law. He also wrote many academic articles and books especially in his areas of expertise which are Islamic Transaction Law, Islamic Wealth Management and Takaful. He previously served as Chairman of the Shariah Committee of American Takaful International Sdn Bhd (AIGGroup) from 2009 until 2013, as a member of boards of studies and as an assessor for the exercise of promotion to the posts of associate professorship and professorship in various public and private universities in Malaysia.




Prof. Dato' Dr. Wan Sabri bin Wan Yusof (Shariah Committee Member)
Prof. Dato' Dr. Wan Sabri was appointed as a Shariah Committee Member of OCBC Al-Amin in June 2011. He holds a Ph.D and Master of Arts from Temple University, USA (specialising in Islamic Thought and Comparative Religion). He also holds a Master of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (IRKH) (specialising in Tafsir) and Bachelor of (Economic) Islamic Economics from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

He is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah (USAS). His main areas of interest are Islamic Economic, Islamic Thought and Comparative Religion and Ethics. He has published numerous articles and books among others monograph on prominent Muslim scholars in this region, Issue in Islamic Thought and Tafsir (Quranic exegesis).

Prof. Dato' Dr. Wan Sabri also currently serves as a Shariah Committee member of Great Eastern Takaful Berhad. Prior to that, he was a Shariah Committee member for Southern Bank Berhad, CIMB Islamic and Alliance Bank.