Sheikh Taqi Usmani


Justice Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani Leading scholar for the Deobandis and in Islamic finance Justice Sheikh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani is a leading scholar of Hadith, Islamic jurisprudence and Islamic finance. A global authority on Islamic finance and father of modern-day Islamic finance, currently Chairman of International Sharia Council for the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) in Bahrain.


He is also a permanent member of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, one of the highest legal bodies in the Muslim world He served as Judge of the Shari’at Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from 1982 to May 2002. He specializes in Hadith, Islamic jurisprudence and financial matters.  Authored more than 80 books (many multi-volumes) in Urdu, Arabic and English, including a translation of the Qur’an in both English and Urdu as well a 6-volume commentary on the Sahih Muslim in Arabic. He has served on the boards and as chairman, of over a dozen Islamic banks and financial institutions,