ISRA Staff

MEZBAH UDDIN AHMED
Researcher
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Academic Qualification

  • 2016      MSc in Islamic Banking and Finance, IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Malaysia
  • 2015      Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA), Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain
  • 2011      Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), UK
  • 2010      BSc in Applied Accounting, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • 2006      Certificate in Cost Accounting, London Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI), UK
  • 2005      Certificate in Accounting, London Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI), UK

 

 

BURHANUDDIN BIN LUKMAN
Researcher 
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Academic Qualification

 

  • Bachelor degree in Shariah (Islamic Law) from Islamic University of Medina, Saudi Arabia 1993
  • Masters degree in Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh from AL al-Bayt University, Jordan
  • Thesis: The Investment of Waqf assets in Malaysia an Islamic Jurisprudence
  • Comparative Study
  • Shari’i Lawyer Certificate - issued by Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (Islamic Authority in Federal Territories of Malaysia) which entitles the holder to practise in Shariah Courts
  • Shariah Advisory Certificate – issued by Securities Commission of Malaysia, which allows the bearer to be appointed as advisor for Sukuk issuance and
  • investment funds.

 

Work Experience

 

  • Has vast experience in both academic and industrial practices of Shariah and Islamic banking and finance, at both commercial and regulatory levels.
  • Has more than 20 years of experience in teaching Shariah subjects at university.

 

Areas of Interest

  • Islamic banking and finance
  • Islamic banking efficiency and financial performance
  • Accounting and auditing for Islamic financial institutions

 

Publications/Papers

Referee For Journal Articles:(among others)

  • Issues Of Taqsir And Ta’addi, Guarantee And Managing Moral Hazard In Mudarabah And Musharakah Products, ISRA article, 2013
  • Islamic credit cards in Malaysia: Shari’ah Issues and Challenges, ISRA article, 2012
  • Foreign Exchange (FX) Swaps: An Analysis from Fiqh and Maqasid Al- Shari'ah, ISRA article 2012

 

 

DR. SAID ADEKUNLE MIKAIL
Researcher
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Academic Qualification

 

  • 2013: Ph.D. in Islamic Finance, AIKOL, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), (Scholar of ISRA Shariah Scholarship Award)
  • 2009: Masters of Comparative Law (MCL), AIKOL , International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • 2007: English Proficiency, Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD), IIUM.
  • 2006: LLB (Shariah), Islamic University of Madinah, KSA.
  • 2003: Arabic Calligraphy, Centre for Skills Development, Islamic University of Madinah, KSA.
  • 2000: Ijaazat for Quranic Sciences and Recitation, Zakariyyah Institute of Quranic Sciences, Nigeria.
  • 1998-2002: Arabic and Islamic Teaching Certificate, Imam University of Riyadh & Islamic University of Madinah, KSA.

 

Work Experience

  • August 2013-Present: Researcher, International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA).
  • January 2014-Present: Lecturer (Part-Time), International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)-The Global Islamic Finance University
  • May 2013-July 2013: Research Officer, International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA).
  • January 2009-April 2013: Research Assistant, International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA).
  • 2009-2010: Tutor, Islamic Law Department, AIKOL, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

Areas of Interest

 

  • Islamic jurisprudence and legal theory (Fiqh & Usul Fiqh)
  • Islamic commercial laws (fiqh muamalat ) & Maqasid al-Shariah (Objectives of Islamic law)
  • Shariah issues in Islamic economics
  • Shariah issues in Islamic banking 
  • Shariah issues in Takaful and Retakaful
  • Shariah issues in Islamic capital market 
  • Shariah and Technical Issues in Islamic venture capital and private equity

 

Advisory/Professional Membership

  • April 2014-Present: Expert Witness, Musharakah Mutanaqisah (Concepts, Applications and Deliberations) ISRA Consultancy Sdn Bhd.
  • July 2014-Present: Trainer, Muammalat Consultancy and Training (MC&T)
  • November 2013-Present: Partner, Muslim Scholarship Fund of Nigeria (MSFN-Nigeria).
  • Feb & Sep 2013: Trainer (Part-Time), Executive Programme in Takaful, INCEIF.
  • 2008-Present, Chairman, AlBirr Cooperative, Investment and Credit Society (ACICS-Nigeria).

Publication

  • IRP No 57/2013 Offering MRTT for the Borrowers of Conventional Housing Loans: An Analysis from A Shariah Perspective
  • IRP No 66/2014 Protecting Takaful from the Risk of Failure: A Critical Appraisal of the Takaful and Insurance Benefits Protection System in Malaysia.
  • زكاة الديون المصرفية المؤجلة: عرض وتقييم (Zakat on Deferred Debts in Banking Institutions: A Critical Analysis and Evaluation (Review Process).
  • Debt from Shariah Perspective (on going)

Refereed Articles

  • Historical Development of Islamic Venture Capital: An Appraisal (Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 7 (13): 2377-2384, Scopus, 2011)
  • Characterization of ijārah mawṣūfah fi al-dhimmah in Islamic jurisprudence (Research Note at ISRA Journal December Issue, Scopus, 2013)
  • A Critical Study On Sharīʿah Compliant And SharīʿAh Based Products In Islamic Banking Institutions (Journal of Islamic and Human Advanced Research (JIHAR), Vol. 3, Issue 4, April 2013, 168-189) 
  • Doctrine of Judicial Precedents in Syariah Courts (MCP, Issued 2 of 2013) 
  • القواعد الفقهيّة المنظمة للاستثمارات المشتركة: رأس المال الجريء نموذجاً JIHAR, April 2013.
  • The Evolution of Islamic venture capital in Malaysia: An Expository Study, (MCP, Issued 3, 2013).
  • Feasibility of Application of Judicial Precedents in Syariah Courts, LexisNexis Dec, Issue, 2013
  • Islamic venture capital in Nigeria: Constraints and Opportunities in Kabiru, Isa Dandago, A.D. Muhammad and U.A. Oseni (Eds.), Essentials of Islamic Banking and Finance in Nigeria, Benchmark Publishers Limited: (Kano) Nigeria, 2013.
  • Doctrine of Judicial Precedent from Syariah Perspective in Ashgar Ali Ali Muhammad (ed.) Harmonization of Shariah and Civil Law, 2014. (under review).
  • Islamic Venture Capital in Malaysia: Development, Constraints and Way forward, International Journal of Excellence in Islamic Banking and Finance, issue 4, No 1. March, 2014.
  • An Analysis of Ethical Values in Islamic Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Excellence in Islamic Banking and Finance (under review).

 

IBRAHEEM MUSA TIJANI
Research Officer
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Academic Qualification

  

  • 2015 Masters (LLM - Islamic Banking and Finance), International Islamic University Malaysia
  • 2014 Masters in Human Science (History and Civilization), International Islamic University Malaysia
  • 2010 Bachelors (Islamic Studies) Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia
  • 2005 - Certificate in Arabic Language, Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Work Experience

  • September 2012- present – Research Officer at International Shariah Research Academy 
  • February 2010- September 2010- Data Entry- Jamaica Beverage Limited

Areas of Interest

Area of Interest
Islamic Banking and Finance
Islamic Economics
Islamic History
Islamic Law of Contracts
Islamic insurance

 

 

ASSOC. PROF. DR. SAID BOUHERAOUA
Director of Research
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Academic Qualification

 

  • PhD from IIUM Dept. of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh in 2002. Thesis title: The Theory of Ijtihad in Usuli Thought
  • Master’s from IIUM in 1998. Thesis title: Time-Space Dimension and its Impact in Dealing with Islamic Legal Texts.
  • Bachelor’s from the University of Algiers (National Higher Institute of the Foundations of Religion) Dept. of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh. Year 1991
  • Diploma in Human Sciences. International Islamic University Malaysia; 2007

Awards
Winner of the Lamya al-Faruqi Award for Academic Excellence, 1999, organized by International Institute of Islamic Thought & International Islamic University Malaysia.

 

Work Experience

  • Lecturer at University Science Islam Malaysia (USIM) 2003- 2004.
  • Assist. Prof. Dr & Assoc. Prof. Dr at International Islamic University Malaysia, Ahmad Ibrahim Kullyyah of Laws. Dept of Islamic Law. From 2004 to 2009.
  • Senior Researcher at International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) and lecturer of Islamic finance at Global university of Islamic Finance Malaysia. Since 2009.
  • Lecturer at University Tun abdul Razak the course of Islamic Finance for semester June 2011.
  • Lecturer for ICD (an affiliate of IDB) candidates under “Islamic Finance Talent Program” (Master Programme) in Jeddah Module “Shariah Rules in Financial Transactions”. April 2012.

Areas of Interest

  • Islamic Law of Transactions
  • Islamic Banking
  • Takaful
  • Islamic Capital Markets
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Advisory/Professional Membership

  • Independent and non-executive director Affin Islamic.
  • Member of Shari’ah Committee of Affin Islamic Bank since March 2008.
  • Member of Shari’ah Committee of MNRB Retakaful since April 2011.
  • Registred Shariah Adviser with Securities Commission Malaysia since March 2012.
  • Member of Shari’ah Committee of ISRA Consultancy institute. since April 2011.

Publications/Papers

Books

  • Islamic Legal Maxims for Islamic Finance. International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance Malaysia.under process of publication at ISRA. 2013. 
  • Maqasisd al-Shariah for Legal Purposes. Co-author with Dr Halima Boukerrocha. Research center International Islamic University Malaysia. 2012.
  • ISRA Compendium of Islamic Finance. International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance. 2010. (Project Principle Researcher).
  • Edited the book Prof Monzer Kahf: Fundamentals of Islamic Finance. Published by ISRA 2011.
  • The Orientalists’ Perception of the Quran and Sunnah, Malaysia Dar At-Tajdid, 2004 (Co-Author).
  • Time-Space Dimension and Its Impact in Dealing with Islamic Legal Texts, Jordan: Dar al-Nafa’is and Malaysia: Dar al-Fajr, 1999. Published also by Dar at-Tajdid. Year of publication 2002.

Chapters in Books

  • Islamic Banking and the Future Prospects of Islamic Financial Engineering. Book title:"Islamic Transactions and Finance: Principles and Developments" International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia 2013. 
  • Islamic Financial System: Principles & Operations. Published by International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic finance, 2011.
  • The Foundations of Mediation in Islamic Law and its Contemporary Application. published in Lexis Nexis, 2010.
  • Methodology of Islamic Legal Opinion (Fatwa) According to Al-Imam Al-Shawkani. Published by University Science Islam Malaysia year 2008.
  • Child Protection in Islamic & Malaysian Law: Orphans and Foundlings as a Case Study. Published by UAE Awqaf & the Foundation for the Affairs of Minors, 2007