Sharia Adviser

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  Sharia Adviser

Mufti Ismail Ebrahim Desai is an internationally reputed Sharia scholar and Islamic finance expert.  He currently serves as Sharia Adviser to various Islamic financial institutions and educational institutes around the world including Infinity’s Sharia Supervisory Board, Southern African Consultant, Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance, Centre for Advanced Islamic Economics, Al-Mabroor Investments, Evergreen Growth and Al-Sukuk Investments besides other Islamic investment firms and real estate funds around the world. Mufti Ismail has developed various Shari’a auditing, governance and risk management standards for Islamic financial institutions and has issued several hundred expert legal opinions (fatwas) with a special focus on Islamic finance and economics. Mufti Ismail holds a Master’s in Islamic Finance and a Master’s in Islamic Theology from the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence, Durban, South Africa.