Justice Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Justice Usmani is the chairman of the Shariah Board for the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). He has been a member of the Supreme Court of Pakistan since 1982. Presently, he is the vice president of Dar Al Uloom Karachi. Formerly, he was the deputy chairman of the Islamic Fiqh Academy, Jeddah. He is also chairman of the Shariah Supervisory Boards of Guidance Residential Financial Group, U.S.; Saudi American Bank, Jeddah; and Citi Islamic Investment Bank, Bahrain; vice chairman of the Shariah Supervisory Board of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank; and member of the Shariah Supervisory Boards of Al-Baraka Group, Jeddah; First Islamic Investment Bank, Bahrain; and the Islamic Unit of the United Bank of Kuwait, among others. Justice Usmani holds Alimiyyah and Takhassus degrees from Darul Uloom, Karachi, an M.A. degree from Punjab University and an LLB from Karachi University. On the 11th edition of The Muslim 500, he was selected as the number 1 most influential Muslim in 2020. He was also conferred with 'Sitara-e-Imtiaz' (Star of Excellence) in the field of Public Services by the Government of Pakistan in 2020.