ISRA Staff

DR. MOUTAZ ABOJEIB
Researcher
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Academic Qualification

  • 2017 Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Finance, The Global University of Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Malaysia
  • 2007 Joint MASTER Degree in Banks and Finance, Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, France & Damascus University, Syria
  • 2005 Bachelor Degree in Economics, Accounting major, Damascus University, Syria.

Working Experience

  • 2017 - Present: Researcher, International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), Malaysia.
  • 2016: Research Assistant, International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), Malaysia.
  • 2015: Research Assistant, The Global University of Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Malaysia.
  • 2012 – 2016: Trainer, several training institutions, Indonesia & Malaysia.
  • 2009 – 2011: Banking Expert, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (FSFM)
  • 2008: Part-time Lecturer, Al-Kalamoon University, Syria
  • 2008: Accountant, FireFite, Syria
  • 2007: Junior Consultant/ research member, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (FSFM)
  • 2004 – 2007: Accountant, Al-Aqad, Syria

Area of Interest

Fintech

  • Islamic Microfinance
  • Islamic Banking
  • Banking Stability and Market discipline

 

DR. MAHADI UMAR
Researcher
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Mahadi Umar Ahmad Umar is a Nigerian. He is currently a Researcher at International Shariʿah Research Academy For Islamic Finance (ISRA). Prior to joining ISRA he was a lecturer at International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria.

He was subsequently offered the ISRA Shariʿah Scholarship Award to pursue his PhD programme in Law with specialization in Zakat and Waqf from Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He also obtained his Master of Comparative Laws from IIUM and Bachelor degree in Shariah from Kulliyyah of Shariʿah, Islamic University of Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He received award of the best graduating PhD Student in Ahmad Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws in 2016. He has published in refereed journals and presented papers at local and international conferences.  

 

MEZBAH UDDIN AHMED
Researcher
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Academic Qualification

  • 2016    MSc in Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • 2015    Certified Islamic Professional Accountant, Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain
  • 2011    Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA Member), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK
  • 2010    BSc in Applied Accounting, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • 2007     Certified Accounting Technician, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), 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

 

Work Experience

  • 2015 - Present    International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), Researcher
  • 2014 - 2016    International Islamic University Malaysia, Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant
  • 2011 - 2013    A. Qasem & Co. (PwC affiliate firm), Bangladesh, Assistant Manager (Audit and Assurance)
  • 2010 - 2011    Bangladesh Institute of Management Studies, Head of External and Professional Courses and Lecturer (ACCA & ICAEW)

 

Areas of Interest

  1. Financial reporting of Islamic financial institutions
  2. Auditing and governance of Islamic financial institutions
  3. Islamic banking
  4. Islamic capital market
  5. Takaful

 

Publications/Papers

Books/Reports/Research Papers:

  1. Co-editor and Co-writer: Islamic Financial System: Principles & Operations (2nd ed.). (2016). Kuala Lumpur: ISRA.
  2. Co-editor and Co-writer: External Shari’ah Audit Report. (2016). Kuala Lumpur: ISRA and London: UKIFC.
  3. Mohamad, S., Badri, M., & Ahmed, M. (2017). Preference Shares: An Analysis of Sharīʿah Issues. ISRA Research Paper, 94/2017.

Journal Articles:

  1. Ahmed, M., Sabirzyanov, R., & Romzie, R. (2016). A Critique on Accounting for Murabaha Contract: A Comparative Analysis of IFRS and AAOIFI Accounting Standards. Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, 7(3). (Scopus and awarded as highly commended paper).
  2. Rosman, R., Hamid, M., Amin, S., & Ahmed, M. (2016). Financial Reporting of Murabaha Contracts: IFRS or AAOIFI Accounting Standards? MEI Insights.
  3. Tarique, K., Ahmed, M., Hossain, D., & Momen, M. (2017, September). Maqasid al-Shariah in CSR Practices of the Islamic Banks: A Case Study of IBBL. Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance (JIEBF), 13(3), 47-63. (Scopus)
  4. Alhabshi, S., Rashid, H., Agil, S., & Ahmed, M. (2017). Financial reporting of intangible assets in Islamic finance. ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance, 9(2), 190-195.
  5. Mohamad, S., Ahmed, M., & Badri, M. (2017). Preference shares: analysis of Sharīʿah issues. ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance, 9(2), 185-189.


Magazine/Newspaper Articles:

  1. Ahmed, M. (2017, July 12). External Shariah audit in Islamic banks. Retrieved from The Financial Express: https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/print/external-shariah-audit-in-islamic-banks
  2. Ahmed, M. (2017, April 12). External Shariah audit of Islamic banks. Islamic Finance News, 14(15).
  3. Ahmed, M. (2017). Lead Story External Shariah audits of Islamic banks. Path Bulletin(36).
  4. Ahmed, M. (2016, June). The Compounding Effect of Conventional Banks' Interest Rates and the Emergence of Islamic Banking. ISRA Islamic Finance Space(5), 5-8.
  5. Ahmed, M. (2015, December). Financial Reporting of Islamic Financial Institutions: The Rationale, the Present, and the Future. Islamic Finance News Guide 2016, pp. 6-7.
  6. Ahmed, M. (2015, September). Islamic Finance Deserves Wider Syllabus Coverage, UK: PQ Magazine.
  7. Ahmed, M. (2015, July). Proposition for ACCA to Launch Islamic Finance Variant. Islamic Finance News, pp. 20-21.
  8. Ahmed, M. (2015, April). IFRS for Islamic Finance: Development is Needed With no Delay. Islamic Finance News, pp. 26-27.
  9. Ahmed, M. (2015, April). Bangladesh: Islamic Banking Continues to Grow. Islamic Finance News, p. 19.
  10. Ahmed, M., & Rosman, R. (2015, March). Financial Reporting for Islamic Financial Institutions in Malaysia: Issues and Challenges. Islamic Finance Review, pp. 52-53.
  11. Rosman, R., & Ahmed, M. (2015, March). In Numbers: Islamic Banking in Bangladesh. Islamic Finance News, pp. 23-25.
  12. Ahmed, M. (2014, December). Riba, Bank Interest, and Islamic Banking: A Summarised Response to Fundamental Questions. NEWHORIZON, pp. 24-28.
  13. Kasri, N., & Ahmed, M. (2017, December). Protection of Investment Account Holders in Islamic Banks in Malaysia: Legal and Accounting Analysis. ISRA Islamic Finance Space(9), 30-33.


Conference Presentation:

  1. Ahmed, M., Sabirzyanov, R., & Rosman, R. (2015). Financial Reporting for Islamic Financial Instruments: The Issues in IFRS-based Reporting. IIUM International Accounting Conference (INTAC) VI. Kuala Lumpur: IIUM.
  2. Tarique, K., Ahmed, M., Hossain, D., & Momen, M. (2015). Reflection of Maqasid Al-Shariah in CSR Practices of the Islamic Banks: A Case Study of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited. International Conference on Maqasid Al-Shariah in Public Policy and Governance. Kuala Lumpur: International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS).
  3. Ahmed, M., Sabirzyanov, R., Rosman, R., & AlHabshi, S. (2015). Accounting treatment of Islamic financial instruments: A comparative analysis of IFRS and AAOFI accounting standards. International Conference on Islamic Perspective of Accounting, Finance, Economics and Management (IPAFEM). Glasgow: University of Glasgow.

 

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

 

 

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