Our Shariah Adviser

Name: IBFIM (Company No. 763075-W)

Registered Office and Business Address:
3rd Floor, Menara Takaful Malaysia,
Jalan Sultan Sulaiman,
50000 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone number: 03-2031 1010
Facsimile number: 03-2078 5250
Email Address: info@ibfim.com
Website: www.ibfim.com

IBFIM has been appointed as the Shariah adviser for the United Islamic Cash Fund ("Fund"). IBFIM will counsel the mechanism of the operations of the Fund’s activities to ensure that the operations of the Fund comply with Shariah requirements. 

IBFIM was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and not having share capital in Malaysia under the Companies Act, 1965 on 15 February 2007. IBFIM is registered with the SC to act as a Shariah adviser for Shariah-compliant collective investment schemes and sukuk issuance. IBFIM is also involved in numerous Shariah-compliant private mandates as well as the Shariah adviser for Islamic REITs and Islamic asset management houses. As at 30 November 2016, IBFIM has total staff strength of 101 employees, and has 128 funds under its supervision.

Profile of the Shariah Team

Dato’ Mohd Bakir Bin Haji Mansor (Chairman, IBFIM Shariah Committee)
Dato’ Mohd Bakir is a member of the Shariah Advisory Body of Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad and sits on the Shariah Panel Committee of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia. Prior to joining IBFIM, Dato’ Mohd Bakir was the Shariah Coordinator at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (“BIMB”) and then the Secretary of the Shariah Advisory Council of BIMB, from 1984 to 2001. Previously, he served at the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs in the Prime Minister's Department for 10 years from 1971. He was also a Chief Assistant Director at the Islamic Research Centre for 4 years from 1981. He holds a Shahadah Ulya from Kolej Islam Malaya. Dato’ Mohd Bakir was awarded “Anugerah Maulidur Rasul 1434H/2013M” by the government of Malaysia for his services in the Islamic finance industry.

Ahmad Zakirullah Bin Mohamed Shaarani (Shariah Advisor)
Ahmad Zakirullah is a member of Shariah Committee of the United Overseas Bank Malaysia Berhad. He joined IBFIM in February 2008. He is responsible in providing Shariah input on the advisory, consultancy and research functions with regard to Islamic banking, takaful, Islamic capital market and Shariah-compliant funds. Prior to joining IBFIM, he served at University Sains Islam Malaysia and PTPL College. He obtained his Diploma of Shariah Islamiyyah (Honours) from Higher Institute of Islamic and Arabic Language (MADIWA), Perak, Bachelor of Shariah Islamiyyah (Honours) Degree from Al-Azhar University, Egypt and Master’s Degree (with Honours) of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He is the designated person responsible for Shariah matters related to the Shariah-compliant funds management-related activities.

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