Sheikh Dr Abdul Sattar Abu Ghuddah

Chairman of the Sharia Supervisory Committee


Sheikh Dr Abdul Sattar Abu Ghuddah is one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of Islamic finance. He holds a PhD in Islamic Law from Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Dr. Abdul Sattar has taught at various institutes, including the Imam Al Da'awa Institute in Riyadh, the Religious Institute in Kuwait and the Sharia College and Law faculty at Kuwait University. He is the Secretary General of the Unified Sharia Supervisory Board of Dallah Albaraka Group in Jeddah, a member of the Islamic Fiqh Council in Jeddah and a member of the AAOIFI Sharia Board. He also holds the positions of Shariah Advisor and Director of the Department of Financial Instruments at Al Baraka Investment Co. of Saudi Arabia. 

A graduate in several degrees in Islamic Law from different universities including Damascus University and Al Azhar University in Cairo where he obtained his PhD in Islamic Law, Dr. Abdul Sattar is an active member of the Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah and the Accounting & Auditing Standards Board of a number of Islamic Financial Institutions.

He teaches Fiqh, Islamic studies and Arabic in Riyadh and has performed the valuable task of researching information for the Fiqh Encyclopaedia compiled by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Kuwait.

He was a member of the Fatwa Board at the Ministry from 1982 to 1990.