DATO’ HAJI NOOH BIN GADOT
Malaysian, aged 69
Dato’ Haji Nooh bin Gadot, aged 69, was appointed as the Chairman and member of Syariah Committee of Al-’Aqar Healthcare REIT since 22 June 2006. Currently, he is the Islamic Advisor to DYMM Sultan Johor and Advisor to Johor State Islamic Council. He is a member of the Johor Royal Council and Islamic Religious Council (Johor).
Dato’ Haji Nooh graduated from the Al-Azhar University in Egypt with a Bachelor in Islamic Law and Syariah Islamiah. He obtained his tertiary Islamic education from Maahad Institution in Johor majoring in As-Syahadah Al-Thanawiyyah, Arabic Secondary School, Segamat Madrasah Al-Khairiyyah Al-Arabiyyah – AsSyahadah Al-Ibtidaiyyah, Segamat and Islamic Primary School State of Johor Special Class. On 22 April 2012, he obtained the Ijazah Kehormat Sarjana Sastera (Master of Art) from Asia e University.
In addition to his official studies, Dato’ Haji Nooh attended a course on Managing Fatwa Darul Iffa in Egypt Ministry of Justice under the supervision of State Mufti of Egypt, Al-Ustaz Al-Kabeer Dr. Syed Muhammad Tantawi and courses on Management and Administration of Wakaf organised by Egypt Wakaf Authority.
Before his appointment as Mufti of Johor from year 1999, Dato’ Haji Nooh was appointed as Vice Mufti of Johor and Chief Assistant Director, Department of Administration of Syariah Law (Chief Kadi). His vast experience in Islamic practise and jurisprudence, juristic methodology, hadith and its sciences and spirituality was gained throughout his services as Acting Kadi, Syarie Lawyer, Islamic Affair Officer Religious Department (Prime Minister Department), Acting Assistant Examination and Registrar Religious School of Johor State and Religious Teacher of Johor State. He compulsory retired as Mufti of Johor in November 2002 and continued his service until 13 November 2008 and now remains as the Advisor to the Islamic Religious Council (Johor). Currently, he holds various positions namely Board Member of Waqaf An-Nur Corporation Berhad, Board Member of Kolej Pengajian Islam Johor (MARSAH), Vice Chairman of Pengawalan dan Perlesenan Pencetakan Teks Al-Qur’an Kementerian Dalam Negeri, Board Member of Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia, Syariah Committee of QSR Brands Bhd / KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd, Syariah Committee of JAKIM, Syariah Committee of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Board Member of Infaq Lil-Waqaf ANGKASA (Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Berhad), Syariah Committee of NCB Holdings Bhd and Joint Chairman of Institut Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah Johor (IASWJ).
Since year 2001 until now, Dato’ Haji Nooh is active in presenting his proposals and working papers in various issues related to religion that brings into effect the social and spiritual life of the communities. He was conferred the prestigious award Ma’al Hijrah for the State of Johor in year 2009, award Tokoh Dakwah Sempena Sambutan Jubli Emas dan Sempena Anugerah Kecemerlangan Maahad Johor and prestigious award of Maulidur Rasul National Award for the year 1434H/2013M as well as Pingat Bakti Setia (Anugerah Menteri Dalam Negeri) Sempena Sambutan Hari Penjara Ke-224).
PROFESSOR MADYA DR. AB. HALIM BIN MUHAMMAD
Malaysian, aged 70
Professor Madya Dr. Ab. Halim Bin Muhammad, aged 70, was appointed on 22 June 2006 as the Syariah Committee member of Al-’Aqar Healthcare REIT.
He obtained his Bachelor in Syariah from Al-Azhar University in Egypt in 1972 and subsequently obtained his PhD in Syariah from St. Andrews, University of Scotland in 1977.
Dr. Ab. Halim began his career with University Kebangsaan Malaysia as the Head of Department of Quran and Sunnah, Faculty of Islamic Studies and Lecturer at Faculty of Law Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
He has served as Syariah Advisor and Syariah Committee member at several corporate organisation like Tabung Haji, Bank Negara Malaysia, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Takaful Nasional and Terengganu Trust Fund as well as financial institutions namely Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, RHB Bank Berhad and Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad. He also was appointed as Syariah Advisor to the Securities Commission of Malaysia.
At present, Dr. Ab. Halim is the Syariah Committee member of Bank Muamalat, ANGKASA and Terengganu Trust Fund.
PROFESSOR DR. MOHAMAD @ MD. SOM BIN SUJIMON
Malaysian, aged 60
Professor Dr. Mohamad @ Md. Som bin Sujimon, aged 60, was appointed on 20 May 2013 as the Syariah Committee member of Al-’Aqar Healthcare REIT.He graduated from University of al-Azhar, Cairo with a B.A Hons from the Faculty of Islamic Jurisprudence and Law in 1979. He obtained his Master of Arts in Teaching from Mississippi State University, United States of America in 1982 and completed his Ph.D in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Faculty of Arts in University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1997. Dr. Mohamad @ Md. Som began his career as a Lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Universiti Malaya from 1983-1986. He was then migrated to Brunei Darussalam whereby he was part of the team who set up 3 institutions namely Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Islam Sultan Syarif Ali (UNISSA) and Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPU SB).
In Brunei Darussalam, he was an Associate Professor at the Faculty Shariah & Law, UNISSA as well as an Associate Professor at the UBD and Institute of Islamic Studies Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien (IPISHOAS). Before that, he was also an Associate Professor at International Islamic University Malaysia from 1999 – 2005.
He has published many papers including Fikah Kekeluargaan; The Problems of the Illegitimate Child (walad zina) and Foundling (laqit) in the Sunni School of Law; Kes-Kes Kehakiman Berkaitan Jenayah Hudud, Qisas dan Kekeluargaan Di zaman Khulafa’ al-Rashidin; Konsep dan Pelaksanaan Mu’amalat pada Zaman Khulafa’ al-Rashidin [Concept and Implemention of Islamic Finance During the Caliphate of Islam] Translated from Arabic work by Dr. Subhi Mahmasani; Modelling Retail Sukuk in Indonesia and Manual Mazhab Hanafi Yang Dilupakan Murshid al-Hayran ila Ma‘rifat Ahwal al-Insan by Kadri Pasha [The Forgotten Hanafite Manual of Murshid al-Hayran ila Ma’rifat Ahwal alInsan by Kadri Pasha; Pertukaran dan Perdagangan Matawang Dalam Islam: Satu Sorotan Awal [Exchange and Money Transaction in Islam: A Preliminary Survey] and other notable intellectual writings.
He was a Senior Researcher at the International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA) and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Kolej Pengajian Islam Johor (MARSAH) and member of the Syariah Committee for HSBC Amanah Takaful. In December 2013, he was appointed as the Chairman for the Shariah Board of Brisbane Islamic Investment Fund (BIIF), an Australian regulated Islamic investment fund and Islamic Finance business custodians which dealing with manufacturing and services, energy and resources, real estate, solar and clean energy and live stocks.