Osama Mohammed Bahar

BHB appoints Sharia adviser

The launch of "Murabaha" through equities programme by the Bahrain Bourse (BHB) has moved closer to implementation with the exchange appointing Dr Shaikh Osama Mohammed Bahar as its Sharia adviser. His scope of work will include the review and approval of all Sharia-compliant securities, funds, and other investment instruments. The role will also include the review of all Sharia-based products to ensure compliance with underlying Sharia principles. In addition, he will be responsible for the issuance of Sharia statements (fatwa) with regards to Sharia-compliant securities listed on the bourse, and supervising its operations to ensure their compliance with underlying Sharia principles. BHB's strategy aims at enhancing market liquidity, and providing a wider range of products and solutions.

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