Mr. H Abdur Raqeeb


Mr. H Abdur Raqeeb


 Mr. H Abdur Raqeeb is the General Secretary of Indian Centre for Islamic Finance (, member of Central Advisory Council (Markazi Majlise Shu’ra) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and editor of a fortnightly magazine. Mr. Raqeeb is an eminent authority behind the development of Islamic financial activities in India. He is also associated with various other foundations and committees.

Current associations

  • General Secretary, Indian Centre for Islamic Finance.
  • Convenor, National Committee on Islamic Banking.
  • Member, All India Muslim Personal Law board.
  • Executive Member, Jamaat e Islami Hind.
  • President, Islami Baithul Maal, Chennai.
  • Member, Human Welfare Foundation, New Delhi.
  • Trustee, Sahulat Microfinance, New Delhi.
  • General Secretary, Islamic Foundation Trust, Chennai.
  • Senior Advisor, WealthCity (Islamic Investments), Chennai.

Islamic finance and banking-related activities

  • Interacted with Finance Minister of India, Governor of RBI, Deputy Governor of RBI and Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission to introduce the concept of Islamic banking in India.
  • Prepared, along with experts, a bill for amendment of Banking Regulations to be introduced in the parliament as a private members bill.
  • Prepared a proposal, along with experts, for Interest free windows along with conventional banks and submitted to RBI and Finance Ministry.
  • Interacted with high level committee on financial sector reforms headed by Dr Raghuram Rajan of Planning Commission of India and discussed about interest free banking.
  • Highlighted in media about the need and relevance of Islamic Finance and Banking in India.
  • He visited many countries to study the working methodology of Islamic banks and led a delegation of businessmen from Chennai to Malaysia.
  • Attended several conferences in and outside India  including:
    • World Islamic Banking Conference at Bahrain
    • IDB – Islamic finance conference on Sukuk in London, UK
    • Red Money road show in Malaysia
    • International Muslim Business Conference, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Chairman of the committee which organized an international conference on Islamic banking conducted by Al Jamia Al islamiya in association with Islamic Research and Training Institute of Islamic Development Bank (