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

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.



  • 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