Shaykh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo

Guidance Shariah Board Member, USA

Shaykh DeLorenzo is a member of the Shariah Board for the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). He is considered a leading authority on Islamic finance in the United States. He has translated over twenty books from Arabic, Persian and Urdu for publication, including a three-volume Compendium of Legal Rulings on the Operations of Islamic Banks. Shaykh DeLorenzo has also been a pioneer in internet education with a course entitled 'Principles of Islamic Investing.'

He is a member of Shariah Boards of several Islamic financial institutions in the United States and abroad, including Dow Jones Islamic Markets and Guidance Residential Financial Group. Shaykh DeLorenzo has served as secretary of the Fiqh Council of North America and was also an advisor on Islamic education to the government of Pakistan. Following a university education in the United States, Shaykh DeLorenzo studied the classical Shariah Sciences with scholars in Pakistan.

    12:25 - 12:45 pm (ET)

    12:00 - 12:05 pm (EST) Introduction by Moderator

    Shaykh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo

    Revisiting the effort to reengineer the home financing structure in the US to ensure a permissible path for Muslims to own homes. How this innovative approach has produced one of the most unique mortgage structures to hit the US Market in the last two decades and how its consumer-friendly measures have become an attractive feature for Muslims and non-Muslims.