Dr. Aznan Hasan, Ph.D, is an internationally renowned Shari’ah Scholar who has been actively involved with the development of Islamic Finance globally. Dr Aznan is specialized in Islamic Commercial Law, Islamic Banking and Finance, Islamic Capital Market, Islamic Insurance (Takaful), Islamic Asset Management, Islamic Law of Zakat, Islamic Legal Maxims and Islamic Legal Theory. Dr Aznan has been involved in development of framework and system of Islamic Banking, Takaful, Islamic Capital Market Products and instruments, Waqaf, Islamic Treasury and Money Markets and other banking products. He has served as a Shariah advisor to various financial institutions, governing bodies, legal firms, and corporations, at both local and international levels including as a Member of Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia, the Chairman of the Shariah Committees of ACR Retakaful Bahrain and ACR Retakaful Malaysia, a registered Shariah Advisor for the issuance of Islamic securities and Islamic Unit Trust Schemes of Malaysia Securities Commission, Shariah Advisor for Bursa Malaysia, an external Shariah Fellow at Islamic Banking and Finance Institute of Malaysia (IBFIM) and a Committee Member of Bursa Malaysia’s FBM Index Advisory.
Dr. Aznan received his first Degree in Shariah from University of al-Azhar. He successfully completed his Master degree in Shariah from Cairo University with distinction (mumtaz) and later obtained his Ph.D. from University of Wales, Lampeter, United Kingdom. Dr Aznan is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in Islamic law and was the former Head of Islamic law Department, Ahmad Ibrahim Kuliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia.