ISRA Staff

MOHD HASNOL MOHD YUNUS
Director of Operations
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Academic Qualification

 

  • 1994: BSc. Business Administration | University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Recipient of partial scholarship from Malaysian Government agency
  • 1992: Associate Diploma in Accountancy | MARA Community College

Work Experience

  • Jan'17 - Present: Operations Director, ISRA
  • Oct'15 - Dec'16: Deputy CEO & Vice President (Marketing), MYBAZAR.
  • Oct'11 - Aug'13: Broadband Manager, ETISALAT (UAE)
  • Mac'07 - Oct'11: Product Marketing Specialist, ETISALAT (UAE)
  • Mac'01 - Mac'07: Senior Business Planning Analyst, ETISALAT (UAE)
  • Jan'99 - Mac'01: Assistant Marketing Development Officer, ETISALAT (UAE)
  • Feb'98 - Dec'98: Account Manager, FIBRECOMM
  • Aug'94 - Jul'96: Account Executive, TELEKOM MALAYSIA

Areas of Interest

  • Islamic Finance
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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).