Shariah Committee
Great Eastern Takaful Berhad (formerly known as Great Eastern Takaful Sdn Bhd)(GETB) is consulted by six Shariah scholars who specialises in various fields of comtemporary Islamic knowledge.

Profile of Great Eastern Takaful Berhad (formerly known as Great Eastern Takaful Sdn Bhd) (GETB) Shariah Committee (SC) Memmbers.

Dr. Ahmad Basri Ibrahim
Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Basri was appointed as Shariah Committee of Great Eastern Takaful Berhad (formerly known as Great Eastern Takaful Sdn Bhd) in November 2010 and later as a Shariah Committee chairman in December 2011. He holds a Ph.D in Islamic Law from University of Birmingham, UK. He also holds a Master of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (IRKH) and Bachelor in Islamic Jurisprudence and Legislation from University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

He has vast experience in teaching Introduction to Usul al-Fiqh, introduction to al-Fiqh, Fiqh al-Jinayat (Islamic Criminal Law), Fiqh al-Ibadat and Islamic Political System and International Relations. Apart from teaching at his department, he teaches Usul al-Fiqh to the IIUM’s academic staff for the program of Diploma of Islamic Revealed Knowledge (DIRK). He also gives lectures on Islamic Institutions and Introduction to Fiqh at Singapore for the program of Diploma in Islamic Studies (Singapore). He also used to be a Guest Lecturer at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, IIUM. His research areas of interest are Fiqh al-Muamalat (Islamic Law of Transactions), Islamic criminal law, ‘al-Siyasah al-Shariyyah’, Usul al-fiqh and Islamic legal maxims.

Asst. Prof Dr. Ahmad Basri also currently serves as a Shariah Committee chairman of OSK Investment Bank Berhad.

Dr. Akhtarzaite Abdul Aziz
Asst. Prof Dr. Akhtarzaite Abdul Aziz was appointed as Shariah Committee of Great Eastern Takaful Berhad (formerly known as Great Eastern Takaful Sdn Bhd) in November 2010. She also serves as Shariah Committee for RHB Islamic Bank Berhad. She was educated at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur where she obtained her LLB (1994) and LLBs (Shariah) (1995), subsequently, his Master and Ph.D in Fiqh and Usul Fiqh at the same university, (2000 & 2005).

Asst. Prof. Dr. Akhtarzaite was a Shariah Committee member of EONCAP Islamic Bank Berhad (2005-2011), Working Committee of IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF), Module Writer for Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme (ICMGTS), Securities Commission Malaysia, Shariah Committee Member of Great Eastern Takaful, Committee Member (Treasurer) - Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS), Moderator for IBFIM Fundamental Certificate in Islamic Banking and Finance.

She has written various books and articles on Islamic Banking, Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh), Islamic Legal Maxims, and presented several papers in forums and seminars. She also has supervised Ph.D and Master Students in Islamic Banking as well as Usul Fiqh thesis. She is currently serving as Assistant Professor at Department of Fiqh and Usul Al-Fiqh, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge, IIUM.

Dr. Mohamad Sabri Zakaria
Asst. Prof Dr. Mohd. Sabri Zakaria is an Assistant Professor at the Department Fiqh & Usul Fiqh, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia. He was appointed as a Shariah Committee for Great Eastern Takafu Berhad (formerly known as Great Eastern Takaful Sdn Bhd). In November 2010.

He received his first degree in Shariah from University of Al-Azhar. He then successfully completed his Master Degree in Islamic Economic from Yarmouk University, Jordan and obtained his PhD. in Fiqh & Usul Fiqh from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He teaches several subjects such as Islamic Jurisprudence, Contemporary Fiqh Issues, Islamic Law of Transaction and Islamic Finance.

In July 2010, he was appointed as a Member of Board Directors, Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIBF), International Islamic University Malaysia. He is the academic advisor to Al-Madinah International University (MEDIU) and a member of Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). He is also served as a Shariah Committee for EXIM Bank.

Dr. Mahamad Arifin
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahamad has been in service as a Shariah Committee member of Great Eastern Takaful Berhad (formerly known as Great Eastern Takaful Sdn Bhd) since 1 July 2011. After completing his first degree in Shariah from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), he pursued his Ph.D in Islamic jurisprudence in Scotland. He has been lecturing at Faculty of Laws of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) which is later known as IIUM Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL) since 1984 until present. He was the previous Deputy Dean (Academic Affairs) of the said Faculty or Kulliyyah for 4 years.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahamad has vast experience in advising various Islamic institutions for the past 8 years. He also specializes in Islamic family matters, Islamic law of transactions, Islamic administrative law and Islamic jurisprudence. He also currently serves as a Shariah Committee member of OCBC Bank (M) Berhad and later OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad since 1 April 2005.

Dr. Siti Salwani Razali
Assoc. Prof Dr. Siti Salwani has been in service as a Shariah Committee member of Great Eastern Takaful Berhad (formerly known as Great Eastern Takaful Sdn Bhd) since 1 July 2011. She holds Ph.D in Business Law at Universiti Putra Malaysia. She also holds Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from International Islamic University Malaysia. Currently she is a lecturer at the Department of Business Administration at Kulliyah Economics and Management Sciences International Islamic University Malaysia since 2001. Her research areas of interest are Islamic banking & finance, Shariah law, business & commercial law, Islamic transaction and Islamic contract law. In 2010, she was awarded with Best Paper Award for the conference paper entitled Critical Comparison on Investment in Takaful Funds in Family Takaful; A case Study of PT Asuransi Takaful Keluarga and Takaful Ikhlas Sdn.Bhd. at International Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance Conference IBAF which held at USIM, Nilai.

Assoc. Prof Dr. Siti Salwani also currently serves as a Shariah Committee for Bank Rakyat Malaysia, Board Member for the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance International Islamic University Malaysia and Associate Advisor for AFTAAS Shariah Advisory Sdn.Bhd.

Dr Wan Sabri Wan Yusof
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Sabri was appointed as Shariah Committee of Great Eastern Takaful Berhad (formerly known as Great Eastern Takaful Sdn Bhd) in November 2010. He holds a Ph.D and Master of Arts from Temple University, USA (specialized in Comparative Religion). He also holds a Master of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (IRKH) (specialized in Tafsir) and Bachelor of Economics from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

He is a member of the teaching staff at Department of Usuluddin and Comparative Religion, IRKH, IIUM, holding the position of Associate Professor. His main areas of interest are concept of religion, comparative religion and ethics. He had published numerous articles among others monograph on prominence Muslim scholars in this region and tafsir (exegesis).

Assoc. Prof. Dr Wan Sabri also currently serves as a Shariah Committee member of OCBC Al-Amin. Prior to that, he was a Shariah Committee member for Southern Bank Berhad, CIMB Islamic and Alliance Bank.