Dr. Muhammad Imran Usmani, son of Justice (Retd) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, holds an LLB, M. Phil, and Ph. D. in Islamic Finance and graduated as a scholar with specialization (Takhassus) in Islamic Fiqh and fatwa from Jamia Darul-Uloom, Karachi.
Dr. Usmani is the head of Hira Foundation School (a project of Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi) with a vision to provide high quality education to its students with its unique blend of modern academics with Islamic teachings. The aim is to develop its students in becoming staunch and practicing Muslims with strong Islamic and moral values. The school serves as a cultivating ground for Muslim children, providing educational services from Pre-school to University level.
Presently, he is also the Shariah Advisor and Group Head of Product Development Shariah Compliance (PDSC) at Meezan Bank and is in charge of the R&D and Product Development of Islamic banking products, Training, Advisory, and Audit & Compliance for the relevant activities.
He has been serving as a teacher lecturer of important subjects of Shariah (Fiqh & Hadith in Mutawassitah to Aalimiyyah levels) since 1990 in Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi and is the member of the administration board of Jamia Darul-Uloom, Karachi. He is a visiting faculty member at Karachi University and IBA. He has also been leading Friday khuthbah and prayer at a Jamia Mosque for 20 years.
Dr. Imran Usmani has served as an advisor / member of Shariah Boards of several renowned institutions since 1997 which includes; the State Bank of Pakistan, HSBC – Amanah Finance, UBS – Switzerland, Guidance Financial Group USA, Lloyds TSB Bank – UK, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JABIC), Credit Suisse Switzerland, RBS Global, Old Mutual Albarakah Equity and Balanced Funds South Africa, AIG Takaful, ACR Retakaful Malaysia, Capitas Group USA, Bank of London And Middle East Kuwait, BMI Bank Bahrain, Al Khaliji Bank Qatar, Sarasin Bank Switzerland, DCD group Dubai and other Mutual and Property funds, Takaful Companies and international Sukuk etc. He is also an Executive Committee Member of AAOIFI (Dubai) and Shariah Supervisory Board of International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) Bahrain and International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) Malaysia, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi and Center for Islamic Economics (CIE), Karachi.
Dr. Imran Usmani is the author of numerous publications related to Islamic finance and other Shariah-related subjects. He has presented papers in numerous national and international seminars and has delivered lectures at academic institutions including Harvard, LSE, LUMS and IBA.