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AAOIFI Certified Shari'ah Adviser & Auditor (CSAA) Preparatory Course

AAOIFI Certified Shari'ah Adviser & Auditor  (CSAA) Preparatory Course

TAIF’s AAOIFI CSAA Preparatory course is a perfect recipe for future leaders and professionals who are keen to acquire critical knowledge and skills in the areas related to Islamic banking & finance.



TAIF is a registered Training partner for AAOIFI. We are also an approved ‘Examination Registration Center ‘ for AAOIFI Fellowship programs. You may also secure any of AAOIFI publications etc through us at a discounted price. You may CLICK HERE if you would like to register with AAOIFI through us.
Note: If you are a student then send us an email at and place a request for a STUDENT DISCOUNT for the CIPA preparatory course.

Language: English

Availability: Available Now!
Course Code CSAA

Why should you become an AAOIFI fellow?

And how can you?


Presented by Mr. Farhan Noor, Head of Capacity Building at AAOIFI, A step-by-step guide on becoming an Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) Fellow. View the full presentation and get the answers to your questions about the AAOIFI fellowship.

CSAA - Exam Pattern and Duration

The CSAA study covers 48 Shariah Standards and 4 Governance Standards. The Exam duration is 3 hours based on multiple choice questions consisting of 100 questions. 

Why I should get a CSAA qualification? 

CSAA is a globally recognized and one of the most prestigious qualifications awarded by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI).
CSAA designed to equip candidates with the requisite technical understanding and professional skills on Shari'ah compliance and review processes for the international Islamic banking and finance industry. The Program aims to familiarize candidates with roles and functions in Islamic financial institutions, to know the mechanics which ensure Shariah compliance in accordance with Scholar's rulings, and to understand the technical review used to determine Shariah compliance.

What You Will Learn in the CSAA Preparatory Course:

TAIF’s AAOIFI CSAA Preparatory course is a perfect recipe for future leaders and professionals who are keen to acquire critical knowledge and skills in areas related to Islamic banking & finance. 
This is a “Self-paced Program”, comprising 30 hours of digital content dealing with various sections of the syllabus, supporting material, MCQs, after each standard to access, and Mock Exam which can be attempted multiple times. 
Whether you’re a researcher looking to move into a new research initiative or are a seasoned professional looking to take your skills in a new direction or to the next level, the TAIF’s AAOIFI CSAA Preparatory Course prepares you to start or advance your career in this rewarding field. We keep updating the quiz and Mock exam questions yearly.

Course trainer: TAIF has brought in 3 trainers who are experts in the respective areas.


Instructor profile: Mufti Fahad Ahmed Qureshi

Mufti Fahad Ahmed Qureshi is well-known Islamic Finance and Crypto-Advisor, providing services across the globe. He’s working as a Faculty Member for Center for Islamic Economics (CIE) Pakistan, Senior Research Manager for International Institute of Future Research (IIFR) Australia, Head of Shariah Compliance for AH-SCS USA. He has also served as Chairman Shariah Supervisory Board for Global Halal Food Council (GHFC) USA and (KFFI) Australia, Al Ithmaar Bank, Bahrain, IFANCA USA, Muslim Chamber of Commerce USA.
He is an author of more than 250 Research Articles, 13 books, and a member of the Editorial Boards of several Peer-Reviewed Research Journals. He was the Shariah Advisor of the Team who constructed the first-ever Canadian Government SUKUK (CDN-SUKUK). He developed Shariah Compliant Framework for Hospitality Industry for the South American States in collaboration with the Muslim Chamber of Commerce, USA. 
He’s a Member of (AAPOR) USA, (AIR) USA, (FERA) USA, (ASOR) Boston University USA, (ICIFE) USA, (FTTA) AU, (ANA) USA, (ISRD) Cambridge University UK, (ESCMP) Germany, (EATAW) Germany, (IIA) USA, (WEA) USA, (BELMAS) UK, CAP Research – Arizona State University USA, (IERDC) IN, (CRAC) Cambridge University UK. He recently completed working on Project International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD-IDA) World Bank published by World Bank.

Instructor profile: Rafey Ashraf Usmani

Mufti Rafey Ashraf Usmani is an eminent Shariah Scholar. He has strong academic background in Islamic Studies, Islamic Jurisprudence and Islamic Economics. He completed his religious qualifications including Takhassus-fi-Iftaa & Shahdat-ul-Aalimiyah from Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi.
Mr. Rafey has done his MS Islamic Banking and Finance from University of Management and Technology Lahore (UMT). He is visiting faculty member at different academic institutions including Jamia Ashrafiya Lahore, Jamia Usmania Lahore, Jamia Mahad ul Tirmidi Lahore, Minhaj University Lahore and University of Management and Technology Lahore, Islamic University Bahawalpur & IBA CIEF Karachi.
He has been a part of Islamic Financial Industry since 2014 and in a very short span of time, he has become a Shariah Board Member of a Semi Govt Bank of the largest province of Pakistan and become a member of the top 50 SBP registered Shariah Economist of Pakistan.
He has conducted several Trainings and awareness session on Islamic Banking and Finance, delivered several lectures at different forums and has written about more than three thousand Fatawas on different Islamic topics including Islamic Finance and family law.

Instructor profile: Mubashar Ahmad Qureshi

A qualified Professional Shariah Scholar with more than 8 year’s progressive experience. Expert in Islamic Banking & Finance, Product Development, Shariah Compliance, Shariah Governance, and AAOIFI – standards.
▪ Sharia vetting & reviewing Investment contracts & agreements.
▪ Conducting Sharia Trainings and developing related materials.
▪ Drafting the Fatwa / Sharia Pronouncement.
▪ Sharia Structuring of business transactions and financing term sheets.
▪ Reviewing financial documents, reports and responding accordingly.
▪ Sharia Board Meeting and supporting in meeting's minutes.
▪ Assistance in preparing marketing materials, calendars etc.
▪ Product Development and research.
▪ Sharia Zakat Audit, reviewing Zakat Calculation Sheets and giving sharia opinion accordingly.

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