Sh. Dr. Osama Bahar

Sh. Dr. Osama Bahar



Shaikh Dr. Osama Mohamed Saad Bahar is a prominent, highly-respected Shari’a scholar from Kingdom of Bahrain, with more than 24 years of experience in the field of Shari’a compliance and advisory.

Shaikh Dr. Bahar is currently Head of Shari’a Coordination and Implementation 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 International Investment Bank, Ithmaar Bank and Family Bank amongst others. Additionally, he is the Shari’a Advisor of Bahrain Bourse, Global Banking Corporation, Sakana Holistic Housing Solutions and Reef (Real Estate Finance).

Shaikh Dr. Bahar was awarded his PhD degree from Lahaye University in Netherlands, his Master Degree from Al Imam Al Ouzai University in Lebanon and his Bachelor degree in Islamic Shari’a from Emir Abdelkader University of Islamic Sciences in Algeria.