Palestine Islamic Bank’s Shari'a supervisory board consists of highly regarded Sharia scholars all possessing the necessary experience and in-depth knowledge in Shariah doctrine to ensure all banking and financial transactions are in compliance with Islamic law. The Board contributes to the development of programs, funding and investment products and supervises all procedures and transactions through the Shari'a auditing department at the Bank, guaranteeing the legitimacy of those transactions and commitment to the Islamic Finance Principles.

Dr. Ali Al Sartawi

Chairman of the Shari'a Supervisory Board

His Excellency received a doctorate from the University of Jordan in 1997. He has served as Minister of Justice in the National Unity Government. He also served as Dean of the Faculty of Law and Sharia at the An-Najah National University and is the head of the Department of Jurisprudence and Legislation and a member of a supervisory & control body at the Al Aqsa Bank. He is currently an associate professor of civil law at the Faculty of Law at the National Najah University and is the Chairman of the Supervisory Authority at the Takaful Insurance Company. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Authority at the Palestinian Ijarah Company.


Prof. Maher Hamed Al Houli

Board Member

Prof. Al Houli was awarded the Scientific Research Award in the category of Islamic Studies in 2008. He holds a PhD in jurisprudence and its origins and serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Sharia and Law at the Islamic University of Gaza. He is also the head of the Authority of Fatwa & Shariah at the Association of Palestinian Scholars, the Chairman of the Palestinian Society for Islamic Social Rehabilitation as well as the head of the Fatwa Committee at the Islamic University of Gaza.

As well as overseeing masters and doctorate proposals and delivering training courses in the areas of contemporary financial transactions, Prof. al Houli is a member of a number of editorial boards of several journals such as the Journal of the Islamic University of Gaza and the Scientific Journal at the Jerusalem Association for Research and Islamic studies.

He is the author of several scientific books which are used to teach undergraduate and masters programs at Universities, he has also published a number of other scientific research papers.


Dr. Alaa Sobhi Razia

Board Member

He obtained his Doctorate in financial economics from the University of Santiago de Compostela - Spain - in 2016. He also obtained a Master degree (MA) in Islamic banking from Yarmouk University - Jordan - in 2007 and another Master degree (MA) in economics from Texas Tech University- United States of America - in 2010, along with Bachelor degree (BA) in jurisprudence and legislation from An-Najah National University, 2005.

He is currently working as Head of the Islamic banking Section, as well as the coordinator of Master program of Islamic Finance at An-Najah National University.

Furthermore, He was awarded the Scientific Research and Publication Quality Award for the year 2019. Meanwhile, He has many articles published in popular international journals, and He is also a member of the editorial board of An-Najah National University's Journal of Human Sciences.


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