Shariah Committee



Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Haji Harussani Haji Zakaria is the Mufti for the State of Perak since 1985. He has been appointed as a member of the BPMB Shariah Committee since 2000. He is also a member of the Majlis Penasihat Syariah Etiqa Takaful and Amanah Raya Malaysia since 2009.


He holds a Diploma of Education from Malaya Islamic College Klang. He has written several books and publication on Islamic ethics and principles.



Dr. Miszairi Sitiris, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fiqh and Usul Al-Fiqh at the Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), was appointed to the Shariah Committee on 1st July 2008. He holds a PhD, a Master and a Bachelor’s degree with honor in Fiqh and Usul Al-Fiqh from International Islamic University Malaysia. He also has a second Bachelor’s Degree with honor in Psychology from IIUM and Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Administration of Islamic Judiciary from the Harun M. Hashim Law Centre, IIUM. He has written several research papers on Islamic Family Law.



Dr. Noraini Mohd Ariffin is currently an Associate Professor and the Head of Department of Accounting, Kulliyah (Faculty) of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She is also a member of the Shari’ah Committee of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad since June 2012. She holds a PhD in Accounting for Islamic banks from University of Surrey, England. She also holds a Masters in Accounting (with distinction) from the University of Dundee, Scotland and BSc (Econs) Accounting from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales. She teaches several subjects such as Company Accounting, Accounting for Islamic Banks, Accounting, Auditing and Governance of Islamic Financial Institutions and Risk Management for Islamic Financial Institutions for undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Dr. Noraini Mohd Ariffin is also an Associate Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. She has published numerous articles related to Islamic accounting and finance, mainly on risk management for Islamic banks and corporate governance of Islamic banks. She has also been invited as a speaker at national and international conferences.



Professor Dr. Hj. Abdul Samat Musa is a former Dean of Faculty of Shariah and Law and Founding Director of World Fatwa Management and Research Institute at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). He was educated at Petaling Jaya and Kelang Muslim Colleges before he continued his studies at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) where he obtained a Bachelor of Islamic Studies (Hons) (Shariah) in 1976. He holds a Master of Law (LL.M) from University of Malaya (1980) and a Ph.D in law from University of Manchester, England (1989).


He started his academic career in 1976 and was attached to the Department of Shariah at UKM. In 2002, he was appointed as Professor in the Faculty of Shariah and Law at USIM. He wrote and presented papers at seminars, and published works, particularly on Islamic and comparative constitutional and administrative law, human rights and the administration of Islamic law in Malaysia. Professor Abdul Samat is also a former member of Shariah Advisory Council of Securities Commission Malaysia and National Fatwa Council. He is currently Professor at the Faculty of Shariah and Law, USIM and a Panel Member of Shariah Index Malaysia, appointed by the Prime Minister.



Dr. Rushdi Ramli, currently serves as a lecturer at the Department of Fiqh and Usul, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya. He graduated with a degree in Syariah (Bachelor of Shariah, First Class Hons) from University of Malaya. He obtained his Master (1993) and Doctoral Degrees (1999) at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Previously he was a consultant in religious matters in the Non-Government Organization “Dewan Pemuda Masjid Malaysia” from 2007 to 2009. He was also a member of Shariah Advisory Committee at EXIM Bank a few years ago and at MBSB (till the end of April 2015). Presently, he is a representative for “Persatuan Kebajikan dan Pengubatan Islam Darussyifa’ “ at the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia. He was also one of the panelists in preparing the draft for the Code of Ethics for Islamic Medicine at the Ministry of Health. His areas of specialization are Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Fiqh, Principle of Quranic Exegesis, Issues in contemporary fiqh and principles of Islamic Medication.