The Bar Council Islamic Finance Committee (“IFC”) is pleased to collaborate with the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (“INCEIF”) to provide Members and pupils with the opportunity to obtain an Executive Certificate in Islamic Finance. The programme aims to provide participants with skills to:
(1) Identify the Syariah principles that apply in Islamic finance practice;
(2) Describe the regulatory framework for Islamic finance industries; and
(3) Construct legal documents for basic Islamic finance facilities.
To complete the Executive Certificate in Islamic Finance programme, participants must complete two subjects. The details for the programme are as follows:
23 Aug 2022: Shariah Aspects for Islamic Finance (Introductory Level)
24 Aug 2022: Legal Documentation for Islamic Finance (Introductory Level)
Should you have any enquiries, please contact:
Vanimalar Money Selvam (03-2050 2100; firstname.lastname@example.org); Saunthriah Nagarasu (03- 2050 2114; email@example.com)
Dr Aishath Muneeza
Associate Professor, INCEIF University
Dr Aishath Muneeza is an Associate Professor at INCEIF University, Malaysia, which is known as
the global University of Islamic Finance. She has practical experience in the Islamic finance industry for more than ten years, and has served in the following capacities:
• First female Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Maldives;
• Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury in Maldives;
• Head of Islamic Finance of the Capital Market Development Authority of Maldives;
• Member of the Islamic Fiqh Academy (National Fatawa Council of Maldives);
• First chairman of the Hajj pilgrimage fund, Maldives Hajj Corporation Limited;
• Chairman of the Maldives Center for Islamic Finance Limited, which was set up by the Government of Maldives to strategise Maldives as the hub of Islamic finance in South
• Islamic finance consultant who developed the first shariah-compliant Islamic microfinance scheme offered in Maldives, “Faseyha Madadhu”;
• Shariah adviser who structured all the corporate sukuks offered in Maldives;
• Shariah adviser who structured the private sukuk and Islamic treasury instruments for the Government of Maldives; and
• Consultant who drafted the Islamic capital market legal framework for Maldives.
Since 2011, she has been the chairman of the apex Shariah Advisory Council of the Capital Market Development Authority of Maldives. She is also the chairperson of various in-house shariah advisory committees; and a member of the Shariah Committee Board of CIMB Islamic, Malaysia, and Munich Re, Germany. She is a member of the Public Interest Monitoring Consultative Committee (“PIMCC”) of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (“AAOIFI”), and an elected executive member of the Bar Council of the Maldives.
Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip
Partner, Azmi & Associates
Ahmad Lutfi graduated from IIUM with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1995. He spent the term of his pupillage with Allen & Gledhill, and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1996. Ahmad Lutfi obtained his professional qualification from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (“ICSA”), and graduated from ICSA in February 1996. He joined Hisham, Sobri & Kadir in April 1996, and has advised various clients in numerous exercises ranging from private debt securities, syndicated financing, structured and project financing, privatisation and build-operate-transfer / build-operate-own projects including water privatisation, mergers and acquisitions, energy and power-related transactions, oil and gas, joint ventures, telecommunication projects and building contracts. He became a partner of Hisham Sobri & Kadir in January 2000.
He is a founding partner of Azmi & Associates, and is responsible for the development of the Financial Services Practice Group, and the Mergers, Acquisitions and New Ventures Practice Group.
Terms and Conditions
Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For events with registration fees, all payments must be made in advance, including bank charges. Registration will be confirmed once proof of payment is provided by email or fax, and full payment is received.
For events that are not organised by Bar Council, please note that you are subject to the relevant terms and conditions specified by the external providers.
Cancellations must be made in writing.
If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.
Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:
- Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
- No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.
The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.
You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.
CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.
The personal information that you provide to the Bar Council, whether now or in the future, may be used, recorded, stored, disclosed or otherwise processed by or on behalf of the Bar Council for the purposes of facilitation and organisation of this event, research and audit, maintenance of a participant database for the promotion of this event, and such ancillary services as may be relevant.
- Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
- No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
- No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).