Sh. Dr. Osama Bahar

Sh. Dr. Osama Bahar



Shaikh Dr. Bahar is a prominent, highly-respected Shari’a scholar from Kingdom of Bahrain, with more than 23 years of experience in the field of Shari’a compliance and advisory.

He is currently Head of Shari’a Compliance and Advisory Department at First Energy Bank, following earlier senior positions at Islamic banks in Bahrain including Head of Shari’a Compliance at Al Salam Bank, Shamil Bank “currently Ithmaar Bank” and Shari’a Compliance Officer at ABC Islamic Bank.

Shaikh Dr. Bahar is also a Member of the Shari’a Supervisory Board of the Global Banking Corporation, International Investment Bank, Ithmaar Bank, Family Bank, and Shari’a Advisor for Bahrain Bourse, Sakana Holistic Housing Solutions and Reef (Real Estate Finance).

Shaikh Dr. Bahar was awarded his Doctorate degree from Lahaye University in Holland, his Master Degree from Al Emam Al Awzae University in Lebanon and his Bachelor degree in Islamic Shari’a from Prince Abdul Qader University of Islamic Studies in Algeria.