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Dr Rashid Raashed

Chair of Shariah Committee / Director

Dr Rashid Raashed is a Shariah scholar on Islamic banking, with a PhD from the Macquarie University Law School. He is also a well-known member of the Australian Muslim community having served in various capacities as Imam, educationist and author of a number of books.

He has formal qualifications in traditional Islamic knowledge obtained in South Asia and the Middle East with a Masters in Islamic Studies from the University of Sydney.

He is fluent in English, Arabic, Urdu and Bengali languages. He’s a thinker, researcher and writer on a diversity of subjects including the contextual Quranic understanding, contemporary forms of Da’wah Hadith, Fiqh, Islamic finance and political governance.

Dr Raashed was one of thirteen passionate people who conceived the creation of Islamic Bank Australia, and he is tasked with ensuring that Islamic Bank Australia is Shariah-compliant at all times.

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Important regulatory notice

We hold a restricted ADI authorisation granted by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). This authorisation allows us to offer banking services, but is subject to certain restrictions such as a cap on the amount of deposits that we can hold in total. The purpose of the “restricted” status is that we can test our systems and processes before launching as a fully unrestricted bank.

We do not currently meet the full prudential framework and/or requirements, and you should consider this before depositing funds with us. After the completion of our “restricted” phase, we plan to obtain APRA’s approval so that we can publicly launch.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, work and bank.  Our corporate head office is in Darug Country. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.   

Important regulatory notice

We hold a restricted ADI authorisation granted by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). This authorisation allows us to offer banking services, but is subject to certain restrictions such as a cap on the amount of deposits that we can hold in total. The purpose of the “restricted” status is that we can test our systems and processes before launching as a fully unrestricted bank.

We do not currently meet the full prudential framework and/or requirements, and you should consider this before depositing funds with us. After the completion of our “restricted” phase, we plan to obtain APRA’s approval so that we can publicly launch.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, work and bank. Our corporate head office is in Darug Country.  We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.   

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