Religious Approval

Devon Bank independently developed its Islamic finance products using the writings of an internationally known Islamic finance scholar as a blueprint. The products were created by an officer of Devon Bank who has earned a post-graduate diploma from the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance in London. The details of the initial murabaha and ijara products were reviewed by the Honorable Mufti Muhammad Nawal-ur-Rahman and the Shariah Supervisory Board of America, located near Devon Bank’s main office in the Chicago neighborhood of Rogers Park. After requested changes were made by the Bank, a fatwa was issued by the Shariah Board approving these products. Devon Bank gratefully acknowledges all the unpaid time Mufti Nawal-ur-Rahman, and the Shariah Board have volunteered to help with the creation of our products. Later products and variants have followed a similar development path. 

Devon Bank has also discussed its products with religious advisors in several U.S. states and overseas. We have received an approval from Dr. Main Al-Qudah, who has researched Islamic mortgages and published a paper (available from the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America) and our own available here.

To contact our Faith-Based Finance Division please call (773) 423-2303 or contact one of our Islamic lending specialists individually:


Nazir Gurukambal, Vice President
(773) 423-2305
NMLS ID# 806661
Saed Alsaadi, Finance Specialist
(773) 423-2307
NMLS ID# 806665

Badih S. Alkhatib, Islamic Financing Originator
(773) 423-2347
NMLS ID# 806665



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