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Shari’ah-compliant banking

We’ve combined centuries of thoughtful economic principles with today’s essential financial services to create a basket of Shari’ah offerings without compromise.


Shari’ah-compliant banking – based on the economic principles and philosophies of the Shari’ah - is not only for Muslims. Shari’ah-compliant banking is for anyone who wants to do their banking differently.

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Savings and Investments

Grow your money with our Shari’ah-compliant Savings and Investment accounts.

Shariah Fiduciary Solutions
Shari'ah-compliant Fiduciary Solutions 

At Standard Trust Limited, our range of unique Shari'ah-compliant Fiduciary Solutions hold true to the Shari’ah principles of tradition and innovation, assisting you in achieving peace of mind through careful planning.

Give life to your legacy.

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Get travel, lifestyle and insurance benefits that will take your private banking experience to the next level.

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Need to find out more about Shari'ah-compliant banking? Speak to one of our dedicated experts.

To ensure that everything we do is in compliance with Shari’ah and internationally accepted best practices, our Independent Shari’ah Advisory Committee are scholars of international repute and include:
Tauha Karaan

Sheikh Tauha Karaan lectured in Fiqh and Hadith at the Islamic College of Southern Africa. He is the founder and principal of Dār al-‘Ulūm al-Arabiyyah al-Islāmiyyah in Strand, Cape Town.  

He’s also the Head of the Fatwa Committee and Deputy Qadhi (Judge) of the Muslim Judicial Council in Cape Town. He graduated Cum Laude in Islamic Studies from the Darul Uloom Deoband in India and completed a post-graduate diploma at the Higher Institute of Islamic Studies in Cairo.  

The Sheikh currently serves on the Shari’ah Boards of Takaful Africa, Alexander Forbes, Kagiso Asset Management, Sanlam Private Investments and Absa Islamic Banking. 

Zaid Haspatel

Mufti Zaid completed his Aalim Faadhil (with distinction) and his Iftaa at Darul-Uloom Zakariyya.  He currently lectures at Darul-Uloom and participates in the Iftaa department.  

He currently serves on the Shari’ah Boards of Sentio Capital Management, 27Four Investment Managers and FNB Islamic Banking.  

Muhammad Aamir Abdullah

Mufti Aamir has several qualifications and joined the Standard Bank Shari’ah Advisory Committee as his first Board placement. 

His qualifications include Aamil Faadhil; Iftaa; a bachelor’s degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies. He has also completed CIMA’s Islamic Banking, Takaful and Commercial Law programs and is currently completing his Masters in Islamic Studies through UNISA.  


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