Sheikh Bilal Khan

Sheikh Bilal is Partner at Dome Advisory and is uniquely positioned as both an English qualified lawyer from the ‘Magic Circle’ law firm Linklaters and an award-winning Shari'ah Scholar. He holds an MBA (Legal Services) with fluency in English, Arabic and UrduHe was recently appointed on the Advisory Council of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) as well as the Shariah Standards Review Committee of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and serves as Takaful Panel Member of the International Cooperative & Mutual Insurance Federation.

Sheikh Bilal is the recipient of multiple industry awards and recognitions including being a Freeman of the City of London with a global profile especially across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He was invited to feature in the television series ‘Secrets of Success’ as part of 20 London-based personalities ( which is now showing on British Airways Inflight ( Sheikh Bilal was recently ranked seventh in the Sharia 100 ranking of 100 leading Islamic Sharia Scholars in the world. He was also recognised as one of eight Positive Role Models for Race, Religion and Faith at the British National Diversity Awards 2016.

Sheikh Bilal is a great champion of UK excellence internationally and the City of London in particular as a leading Islamic finance hub. He serves as Senior Adviser to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Islamic Finance and a member of the Advisory Board of the Middle East Association as Special Adviser to the Chairman and CEO, working in close collaboration with the relevant bodies as well as delivering executive training programs for governments and private sector in the UK and across the globe.  

Sheikh Bilal has been part of trade and diplomatic missions to strengthen strategic relationships between the UK and countries across Middle East, Asia and Africa. He recently received invitation from the Government of Kyrgyzstan to visit the country ( and invitation to deliver keynote speech at the Lord Mayor Dame Fiona Woolf’s last public lecture at The Mansion House after serving on the Lord Mayor’s Infrastructure Advisory Board and accompanying the Lord Mayor on her foreign visits (

Sheikh Bilal has previously served as Vice Chairman of the International Panel of Mosaic (The Prince's Charities) which conducts the International Leadership Program for young leaders from 80 countries ( in addition to acting as Judge for both the DIT Sirius Programme for graduate entrepreneurs around the world. 

Sheikh Bilal frequently chairs and speaks at international conferences and round-tables and is regularly contributing to industry journals and publications as well as being quoted in the mainstream international and pan-Arab media including Al Jazeera, SkyNews Arabia and Al Arabiya (!/web/article/727096 and Sheikh Bilal was recently interviewed for the Financial Management Magazine along with the CEO of Unilever and MD of McKinsey ( 

After training extensively with leading Islamic scholars including Justice (R) Mufti Taqi Usmani at Darul Uloom Karachi, Sheikh Bilal has gained many years of Shari'ah law experience with practical focus on structuring and drafting first-of-their-kind Shari'ah-compliant financial products.

Sheikh Bilal was awarded ‘Religious Advocate of the Year’ at the prestigious British Muslim Awards 2013; 'Oxford Visiting Fellow of Islamic Finance' by the Securities Commission Malaysia 2012-13; ‘Young Takaful Scholar of the Year’ at the 2012 International Takaful Summit and ‘Zaki Badawi Shari’ah Scholar of the Year’ at the 2011 London Sukuk Summit. 

Recent speaking engagements:

  • International Conference: Private Investor Middle East, London 2017 (keynote speaker)
  • Islamic Countries Finance Summit, Istanbul 2017 (keynote speaker)
  • IFN Saudi Arabia Forum, Riyadh 2017 (Advisory Board Member)
  • MLE Connect, London 2017 (chairperson)
  • Islamica500 Global Gathering, Muslim Lifestyle Show, London 2017 (panellist)
  • Turkey-UK Islamic Finance Summit, Istanbul 2017 (chairperson)
  • UK-Turkey Islamic Finance Summit, London 2017 (chairperson)
  • Frontier Exchange: Islamic Enterprises Roadshow, London 2016 (chairperson) 
  • IFC-ISRA Islamic Finance Forum, London 2016 (panellist)
  • Opportunity Arabia XIII: UK-Saudi Forum, London 2016 (panellist)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Islamic Finance Convention, Uganda 2016 (panellist)
  • Islamic Banking & Investment: Asia & Middle East Congress, Singapore 2016 (panellist)
  • 3rd Mediterranean Islamic Finance Forum, Barcelona, Spain 2015 (chairperson)
  • Islamic Finance and Law Conference, Ireland 2015 (chairperson)
  • DRI International Dispute Resolution Conference, Zurich 2015 (keynote speaker)
  • Middle East Congress, London 2015 (chairperson)
  • International Real Estate Forum, London 2014 (panellist)
  • EU Islamic Finance and Banking Summit, London 2014 (chairperson)
  • The Lord Mayor of the City of London Lecture, Mansion House London 2014 (panellist)
  • Kazakhstan Islamic Finance Conference, Kazakhstan 2014 (panellist)
  • Global Economic Forum, International Festival for Business, Liverpool 2014 (chairperson) 
  • Abu Dhabi Investment Forum, London 2014 (panellist)
  • 13th Euromoney Islamic Finance Summit, London 2014 (chairperson)
  • 20th World Islamic Banking Conference, Bahrain 2013 (chairperson)
  • GCC-Britain Expo, London 2013 (panellist)
  • World Islamic Economic Forum, London 2013 (panellist)
  • UKTI British Business Pavilion, London 2013 (panellist)
  • Securities Commission Malaysia-OCIS Roundtable, Oxford 2011 and 2013 (speaker)
  • Sukuk Summit, London 2011, 2014 and 2015 (chairperson and panellist)
  • Middle East Takaful Forum, Bahrain 2013 (chairperson)
  • Africa Debt Capital Markets Summit, London 2013 (panellist)
  • IFN Europe Forum, London 2010, 2011 and 2013 (panellist)
  • 9th World Congress of INSOL International, The Hague, Netherlands 2013 (panellist)
  • Middle East Islamic Finance & Investments Conference, Dubai 2012 and 2013 (panellist)
  • World Takaful Conference, Dubai 2012 and 2013 (panellist)
  • Oman Islamic Banking and Finance Conference, Oman 2012 and 2013 (speaker)
  • Euromoney Islamic Finance Summit, London 2012 and 2013 (chairperson)
  • International Takaful Summit, Cairo 2013 (chairperson)
  • International Takaful Summit, London 2010, 2011 and 2012 (speaker/chairperson)
  • Annual World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference, Bahrain 2012 (panellist)
  • Annual Middle East & Africa Insurance Summit, Dubai 2012 (chairperson)
  • LexisNexis Butterworths Islamic Finance Conference, London 2012 (speaker)
  • International Islamic Banking and Finance Summit, London 2012 (chairperson)
  • World Islamic Finance Conference, London 2012 (adviser, speaker and panellist)
  • 6th Asian Takaful Conference, Singapore 2011 (speaker)
  • London Stock Exchange Conference 2011 (speaker)
  • IFN Asia Forum, Kuala Lumpur 2011 (panellist)
  • Ernst & Young Islamic Funds Conference, Luxembourg 2011 (panellist)
  • Financial Institutions Insurance Conference, London 2011 (chairperson)
  • International Real Estate Forum 2011, London (chairperson)

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