Dr. RIAZ ANSARY
Researcher cum Head of Fatwa and Translation Unit
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Academic Qualification

  

  • 2015 PhD at ISTAC (The International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization) International Islamic University Malaysia
  • 2009 Masters in Islamic Revealed Knowledge (Fiqh and Usool al-Fiqh) International Islamic University Malaysia
  • 1993 Bachelors (College of Shari‘ah) International Islamic University of Madinah

 

Work Experience

  • August 2009 – present - researcher, International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA)
  • January 2009 – present - lecturer, Knowledge International University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 2006 – 2008 - freelance translator and editor
  • February 2001 – December, 2004 – teacher, translator, New Muslim Center of Sharjah, UAE
  • September 2001 - December, 2004 – lecturer, Preston College, Ajman, UAE
  • February 1997 – January 2001 – editor, translator, Dar al-Fatah Publishing Co., Sharjah, UAE
  • September 1995 – December 1996 - translator, Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America, Fairfax, Virginia
  • March 1995 - December 1996 – imam, Islamic Society of Frederick, Maryland

 

Areas of Interest

  • Islamic legal maxims
  • Tafsir
  • Sustainable economic and financial systems
  • Similarities and differences between usool al-fiqh and the philosophy of science

 

Publications/Papers

 

Translations:

  • Biography of ‘Adi ibn Hatim (for Dar us-Salam, Riyadh, 2007)
  • Political Documents of the Prophet (pbuh) (for Islamic Book Trust, KL, 2008)

Authored:

  • A Search for Happiness (Chennai: Dar al-Huda, 2006)

Co-authored:

  • Islamic Legal Maxims and Their Application in Islamic Finance (KL: ISRA, 2013)