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Location: Central Bank of Bahrain Volume 3—Insurance > Part A > High Level Standards > HC High-Level Controls > HC-9 Takaful and Retakaful Companies > HC-9.2 Shari'a Supervisory Board
  • HC-9.2 Shari'a Supervisory Board

    • HC-9.2.1

      Takaful and Retakaful companies which are guided by the principles of Islamic Shari'a have additional responsibilities to their stakeholders. In ensuring compliance with Shari'a principles, each Takaful or Retakaful insurance licenseeG must establish a Shari'a Supervisory Board ('SSB') consisting of at least three Shari'a scholars and must comply with AAOIFI Governance Standard for Islamic Financial Institutions No.1 ('Shari's Supervisory Board: Appointment, Composition and Report').

      January 2011

    • HC-9.2.2

      The function of the Shari'a Supervisory BoardG is to review the operations of the takaful company and ensure that these are compliant with the principles of the Shari'a. In doing so, the Shari'a Supervisory BoardG is likely to provide guidance and advice to the takaful company's Board and management on all aspects of a takaful operation, with a particular focus on product design, the handling of claims and surpluses, the calculation and allocation of the operator's costs, the approval of investments and accounting issues.

      January 2011

    • HC-9.2.3

      In the case of overseas insurance firmsG operating according to takaful principles, the requirement to appoint a Shari'a Supervisory Board in Paragraph HC-9.2.1 may be waived by CBB, if the firm has appointed an equivalent Shari'a Supervisory BoardG at the parent entity level, of sufficient expertise and credibility.

      January 2011

    • HC-9.2.4

      An insurance firmG licensed to conduct insurance business according to takaful principles must comply with all other AAOIFI governance standards for Islamic Financial Institutions.

      January 2011

    • HC-9.2.5

      For takaful firmsG , full compliance with AAOIFI Governance Standard No.1 is required. The CBB would actively encourage full compliance with all the AAOIFI governance standards but in so doing accepts that these standards themselves include not only standards but also guidance.

      January 2011

    • HC-9.2.6

      The office of Shari'a Board Member is a controlled functionG : see Module AU (Authorisation).

      January 2011

    • HC-9.2.7

      The Shari'a Board requirements contained in Section HC-9.2 are additional to the other high-level control requirements contained in this Module.

      January 2011

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