Shariah Committee

Meet the Shariah Committee who are responsible to advise Etiqa Takaful in ensuring its business, affairs and activities comply with Shariah



Dr Ahcene Lahsasna

Currently an Associate Professor and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Research and Publication at International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). Dr. Lahsasna received his Bachelor degree in Islamic Science from Algeria and later obtained his Master and Ph.D in Islamic Law and Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh and Usul Fiqh) from IIUM. Malaysia. He is a registered Shariah advisor for the Islamic Unit Trust Schemes and Islamic Securities (Sukuk), with the Securities Commission of Malaysia; member of Shariah Committee of Maybank Islamic Berhad and sits in Shariah Advisory Council of the Malaysian Financial Planning Council. Dr Lahsasna also sits on the panel of FAA Accreditation, appointed by the Finance Agency Accreditation Malaysia. He is the member of Shariah Committee of Etiqa Takaful Berhad (SCETB) since 2009 and appointed as Chairman of SCETB in July 2015.

Dr. Ismail Mohd @ Abu Hassan

Currently an Assistant Professor at Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia. He holds a first class honours degree in Shariah from University Malaya in 1989, Master from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 1992 and PhD from University of Manchester in 1997. He is the Shariah Advisor for Amanahibah Malaysia since 2001, Shariah Committee member of Maybank Islamic since 2007 and Shariah Advisor of Amanah Hartanah Bumiputera since 2010. He is also a registered Shariah Advisor for the Islamic Unit Trust Schemes and Islamic Securities (Sukuk), Securities Commission of Malaysia. In relation to the takaful industry, Dr Ismail was the Shariah Committee member of the then Takaful Nasional Sdn Bhd from 2005 and later serves Etiqa Takaful Berhad till to date in the same capacity. He is the Director of Etiqa Takaful Berhad since 2014.

Dr. Mohammad Deen Mohd Napiah

Currently an Assistant Professor at Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia. He obtained his first degree in Shariah & Islamic Studies from the Kuwait University and holds a PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. He served as Head, Department of lslamic Law, Kulliyyah of Laws from 1997 to 2000 and later Deputy Dean (Student Affairs) until 2003. He is the Shariah Committee member of Maybank Islamic since 2005 and Shariah Advisor to Amanah Hartanah Bumiputera since 2010. In relation to the takaful industry, he was the Shariah Committee member of the then Mayban Takaful since 2005 and later serves Etiqa Takaful Berhad till to date in the same capacity. Dr Mohammad Deen is a registered Shariah Advisor for the Islamic Unit Trust Schemes and Islamic Securities (Sukuk) with Securities Commission of Malaysia. He is also a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel, Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board of the Malaysian Bar Council.

Dr. Sarip Adul

A senior lecturer at University Malaysia Sabah. He obtained his first degree in Shariah from the University of Al-Azhar, Egypt and Master in Fiqh and Usul Al-Fiqh from University of Jordan. He later pursued his PhD in Shariah at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and obtained his doctorate in 2015. He is the former member of Fatwa Council for Sabah and currently sits as a Shariah Committee member of Baitulmal Sabah. He was the Shariah Committee member of Maybank Islamic from 2011 to 2015. He is also a registered Shariah Advisor for the Islamic Unit Trust Schemes and Islamic Securities (Sukuk), Securities Commission of Malaysia. In relation to the takaful industry, he sits as the Shariah Committee member of Etiqa Takaful Berhad since 2011. He actively participated as a speaker in various seminars, events and television programs relating to Shariah, Islamic law and da’wah.