Mufti Barkatulla is a prominent Sharia scholar with a strong background in economics and finance. He is a member of the Sharia Supervisory Committees of several Islamic financial institutions including United National Bank, Alburaq of Arab Banking Corporation London and Lloyds TSB. He is also a member of the Islamic Sharia Council.
Mufti Barkatulla initially graduated in Islamic Studies at the famous Darul Uloom, Deoband, India where he was also trained as a Mufti (qualified to issue Islamic authoritative edicts) in 1974. Moving to London in 1979, he pursued his studies and attained both B.Sc. (1985) and M Phil (1992).
As one of the Sharia Judges at the Islamic Sharia Council, Mufti Barkatulla has wide experience of dealing with socio-cultural issues affecting Muslims living in the UK.