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Sharia’h Supervisory Board

FCB’s Sharia'h advisory board consist of Scholars of high repute with extensive experience in law, economics, banking and Islamic finance. The members have been sourced from both inside and outside Kenya. The Board assists in the development and supervision of the Bank’s investment and financing products and services and also ensures that all day-to-day  transactions of the Bank  are carried out in strict compliance to Islamic principles of banking.

Our Sharia'h board comprises of the following scholars:

Dr. Hussain Hamid Hassan – Patron

Dr. Hussain Hamid Hassan is the Patron of the Sharia’h Supervisory Board. He has a PHD from the Faculty of Sharia’h at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt in 1965. He also holds two Degrees in Law from the International Institute of Comparative Law, University of New York and two Degrees in Law and Economics from Cairo University. Dr. Hassan is the author of more than 21 books on Islamic law, finance, economics, social studies and art, in addition to more than 400 research articles on these subjects. He is currently chairman of Sharia’h boards for more than 15 Islamic banking institutions globally including some of the biggest Islamic banks such as Dubai Islamic Bank, Sharjah Islamic Bank and, Emirates Islamic Bank.

Sheikh Ahmed Suliman - Chairman

Abdi MohamedA South African National, Sheikh Ahmed Suliman is an Islamic scholar and currently Head of the Shariah department at the First National Bank in South Africa. He has previously served as a Sharia’h consultant to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and has served on numerous bank Sharia’h boards in Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. Sheikh Suliman is an expert on Islamic Jurisprudence. He is also a trained accountant.





Dr. Abdallah Mohamed Abubakar – Vice Chairman

Dr. Abdallah MohamedDr. Abdallah Mohamed Abubakar is a renowned scholar of Islamic Studies.  He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Theology and Philosophy from National University of Malaysia and Masters of Education in Quran Commentary and Philosophic traditions from King Saud University, Riyadh. He is currently a lecturer at the College of Islamic Studies in Kisauni, Mombasa.




Sheikh Ishak Ismail Ahmed - Member

Sheikh IshakSheikh Ishak Ismail is an Islamic scholar and a founder of Major Islamic Institutions in Kenya. He studied at Falah Daarain Islamic University in India and is currently the Chairman of Maahad Daawah Organization and Park Road Masjid. He is a member of Majlis Ulamaa Kenya, Parklands Masjid and Jamia Masjid. He is also the founder of Al Furqan Training Institute and Maahad Daawah Organization.