Shariah Advisory Council in Malaysia and Higher Shariah Advisory Council in Syria- A Comparative Study

Jalal Allail


The present research investigates the differences between Shariah advisory council in Syria and Sharia advisory council in Malaysia and find out the method of governing these councils

Methodology/approach: Using structured comparative study between laws relating to Shariah advisory council in two countries

Findings: this research shows that the Shariah advisory council in Malaysia is having more powers and functions than Higher Shariah advisory council in Syria.

Practical implications: Shariah Advisory Council in Syria should be giver more powers and authority over Islamic banks in Syria, its ruling is not binding directly on Islamic banks and Shariah Control Committee.

Originality: The paper makes important contribution toward understanding of working mechanism of Shariah Advisory Council in Syria and Malaysia




Islamic banking; Shariah Advisory Council; Higher Shariah Advisory Council; Syria; Malaysia.

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