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Top Management

Top Management

ASSOC. PROF. DR. SAID BOUHERAOUA

MR. MOHD HASNOL MOHD YUNUS

PROF. DR. MOHAMAD AKRAM LALDIN

PROF. DR. ASHRAF BIN MD. HASHIM

PROF. DR. MOHAMAD AKRAM LALDIN

Executive Director

  • 1995 – Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Finance, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • 1989 – B.A. Hons. in Islamic Jurisprudence and Legislation, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • 2008 till now International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) Executive Director
  • 1995 – 2008 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Assistant Professor
  • 1989 – 1995 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Senior Lecturer
  • 1995- 1997 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Deputy Dean of IIUM-KUSZA Matriculation Prog.
  • 1997 – 2001 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Deputy Dean of Student Affairs
  • 2001 – 2002 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Director, Co-Curricular Activity Centre
  • 2002- 2004 University of Sharjah, UAE Visiting Assistant Professor
  • 2004 – 2006 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Head, Department of Fiqh and Usul
  • 2006 – 2007 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Deputy Dean Academic Affairs
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Islamic Capital Market
  • Takaful
  • Fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence
  • 2008 till present – Bank Negara Malaysia, Member of Shariah Advisory Council
  • 2009 till present – International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM), Bahrain Member of Shari’ah Advisory Council
  • 2008 till present – Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Chairman of Shari’ah Advisory Council
  • 2014 till present – Shariah Supervisory Council of Labuan Finance Services Authority
  • 2007 till present – Yaasar Limited, UK Member of Shari’ah Advisory Board
  • 2010 till present – Dar Al Takaful, Dubai Member of Shari’ah Advisor
  • 2007 till present – Eco Islamic Bank, Republic of Kyrgstan Member of Shari’ah Advisory Board
  • 2010 till present – Maldives Monetary Authority Chairman of Shari’ah Board
  • 2004 till present – Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, IIUM Member of Working Committee
  • 2008 till present – Institut Latihan Islam Malaysia (ILIM) Member of Advisory Board
  • 2005 till present – International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF) Ass0ciate Consultant
  • 2007 till present – ZI Shariah Advisory, Malaysia Member, Shariah Advisory Board
  • 2009 till present – Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) Registered Shariah Advisor for Islamic Securities
  • 2012 till present – Member of Financial Regulation Advisory Council of Expert (FRACE), Central Bank of Nigeria
  • 2015 till present – Member of Shariah Supervisory Board of Da Afganistan Bank

Conference Presentation:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin and Dr. Hafas Furqani. “Developing Islamic Finance in the Framework of Maqasid al-Shari’ah: Understanding the Ends (Maqasid) and the Means (Wasa’il)”. Presented at the International Islamic Finance Conference 2013, organized by Emerald, at Park Hyatt Hotel, Abu Dhabi, April 14th-16th 2013.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin and Dr. Hafas Furqani. ” The Development of Islamic Finance: Reflecting the Achievement and Direction”. Presented at the 9TH International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance (ICIEF) 2013, organized by IRTI – IDB & SESRIC – OIC, at Wow Convention Centre, Istanbul, Turkey, 9-10 September 2013.

Journal Articles:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin and Dr. Hafas Furqani. (2013). “Developing Islamic Finance in the Framework fo Maqasid al-Shari’ah: Understanding teh Ends (maqasid) and the Means (Wasa’il)”. International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 278-289.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin and Dr. Hafas Furqani. (2013). “The Foundations of Islamic Finance and the Maqasid al-Shari’ah Requirements”, Journal of Islamic Finance (IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance), Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 31-37.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin & Dr. Hafas Furqani. (2012). The Approaches and Directions in Islamic Banking and Finance Development. Australian Journal of Islamic Banking and Finance, 1 (1), 103-116.

Magazine Articles:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin and Dr. Hafas Furqani. “The Objectives of the Shari’ah in Islamic Finance: Understanding the Ends (Maqasid) and the Means (Wasa’il)”. NewHorizon, April-June 2013.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin and Dr. Hafas Furqani. ” Harmonisation in Islamic Finance: Reasons and Dimensions”. ISRA Bulletin, December 2013.

MR. Mohd Hasnol Mohd Yunus

Director of Corporate Services (CS)

  • 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
  • Jan’17 – Present: Director | CS
  • 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
  • Islamic Finance
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship

PROF. DR. ASHRAF BIN MD. HASHIM

Senior Researcher -cum- CEO ISRA Consultancy Sdn Bhd

  • 1991- B.A. (Shari’ah) Islamic University in Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • 1995 – M.A. (Fiqh and Usul Fiqh) University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • 1999 – P.h.D (Islamic Law) University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 2001 – Postgraduate Diploma in Shari’ah Law and Practice, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • 1991 – Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Islamic, Revealed Knowledge, International Islamic University, Malaysia.
  • 1995 – Lecturer at the same department
  • 1999 – Assistant Professor at the Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh, International Islamic University Malaysia.
  • 2003 – Associate Professor at the Department of Fiqh and Usul al- Fiqh, International Islamic University Malaysia.
  • 2010 – Professor at International Centre of Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Malaysia. Senior Researcher at International Shari’ah Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA)
  • 2012 – Chief Executive Officer, ISRA Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. (A consultancy arm of International Research Academy for Islamic Finance, Malaysia)
  • Islamic Banking
  • Islamic Capital Market
  • Takaful
  • 11/2006 – 08/2007Fellowship Award: Visiting Research Fellow (Chevening Fellowship Programme, administered by British Council) at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, United Kingdom.
  • 11/2010 – present Member, Shari’ah Advisory Council, Bank Negara Malaysia.
  • 01/2012 – present Member, National Fatwa Council, Malaysia.
  • 07/2012 – present Member, Shari’ah Advisory Council, Securities Commission of Malaysia.
  • 10/2012 – present Chairman, Shari’ah Committee, Bursa Malaysia.
  • 03/2012 – present Registered Shari’ah Adviser, Securities Commission of Malaysia.
  • 07/2007 – 01/2011 Shari’ah Consultant/Advisor* for Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation, Malaysia.
  • 06/2008 – 02/2011 Shari’ah Consultant/Advisor* for ACR Retakaful MEA, Bahrain.
  • 06/2008 – 02/2011 Shari’ah Consultant/Advisor* for ACR Retakaful SEA, Malaysia.
  • 01/2009 – present Shari’ah Advisor* for Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia.
  • 06/2007 – present Fellow, Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia.
  • 06/2007- present Shari’ah Advisor* for ZI Shari’ah Advisory Services Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia.
  • 10/2010 – present Shari’ah Advisor* for Mauritius Leasing, British American Investment Group, Mauritius,
  • 01/2010 – present Shari’ah Advisor* for Securus Data Centre, Singapore.
  • 09/2010 – present Shari’ah Advisor* for Sabana REIT, Singapore.
  • 04/2005 – 07/2007 Shari’ah Consultant/Advisor* for Alliance Bank Group Malaysia.
  • 09/2005 – 06/2008 Shari’ah Consultant/Advisor* for Takaful Malaysia.
  • 09/2005 – 06/2008 Shari’ah Consultant/Advisor* for Asean Retakaful International Limited.
  • 2006 – 2007 Shari’ah Consultant/Advisor* for Amana Takaful, Sri Lanka.
  • 12/2005 Expert witness for Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Standard Operating Procedure, Approaches or Regulations in The Handling of Body Search in Connection with Arrest and Detention by the Police.

Articles in Journals

  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, ‘Kaedah Perlaksanaan Hukuman Sebat di Dalam Islam’, (The Execution of Whipping Punishment Under Islamic Law), Jurnal Syariah, University of Malaya, Vol. 8, No. 2, July 2000, pp. 1-14.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, ‘Investigation: Between the Privacy Right of the Suspect and the Interest of the Society’, Korea Journal of Islamic Culture, Korea Institute of Islamic Culture, Vol. IV, Dec. 2000, pp. 59-74.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, “Tahap Pembuktian di Dalam Kes-kes Jenayah: Kajian Perbandingan Antara Undang-undang Islam dan Sivil”, (Level of Proof in Criminal Cases: A Comparative Study Between Islamic Law and Malaysian Law), Jurnal Syariah, University of Malaya, Vol. 9, No. 2, July 2001, pp. 13-32.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, ‘The Rights of the Accused to Compensation’, Hamdard Islamicus, Vol. XXV, April-June 2002, pp. 59-72.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, ‘Condition of al-Hirz in Stealing: A Contemporary View’, al-Tajdid, Research Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia, Issue No. 12, August 2002, pp. 147-166.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, ‘The Concept of Competition and Award in Islam”, Arab Law Quartely, 2003, pp. 309-325.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, “Body Search from the Perspective of Islamic Law”, Shari’ah Law Reports, [2007] 3 ShLR, pp. 1 -17.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, “The Collection of Waqf through Insurance Companies: A Critical Analysis of the Malaysian Experience”, Review of Islamic Economics, Vol. 11 No. 1, 2007, pp. 63 – 74.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, “Credit Card from Islamic Perspective: A Suggested Solution”, 2008, completed and submitted for publication.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, “Globalisation and the Process of Localisation in Islamic Banking and Finance: Malaysia as a Case Study”, Hamdard Islamicus, April-June 2011, Vol. XXXIV No 2, pp. 7 – 28.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim and Shabana M Hasan, “Prospects and Outlook of Islamic Wealth Management: Post Global Financial Crisis”, 2013, Q Report, Issue No. 2, pp. 22 – 27.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, “Floating Debenture from Islamic Perspectives”, an ongoing research.

Research Papers

  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, Mohamed Fairooz Abd Khir and others, ‘Parameter Hiyal dalam Kewangan Islam’, (The Parameter of Hiyal in Islamic Financial System), ISRA Research Paper No. 23/2011, 70 pages.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim and Eqhwan Mokhzanee Muhammd, ‘Pioneering Thoughts on Commodity Hawalah: Facilitating the Trading of Debt’, ISRA Research Paper No. 26/2011, 18 pages.

Books

  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, “Rights of Suspect and Accused under Islamic and Malaysian Law”, (International Law Book Services, Kuala Lumpur, 2004), 177 pages.
  • Syed Sikandar Shah and Ashraf Md. Hashim, “Islamic Law of Worship”, (Research Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 2009), 170 pages.

Chapter or Part of Book

  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, “Husn al-Zann dan Kepentingannya Kepada Pengukuhan Gerakan” (The Importance of Husn al-Zann towards Strengthening a Movement) in Politik Melayu & Penyatuan Ummah (Malay Politic and the Unity of Ummah), (Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 2002) pp. 55-63.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim and Ammar Fadzil, “Yusoff Zaky Yacob’s Contribution to Islamic Studies in the Malay World” in Monograph on Selected Malay Intellectuals, (Research Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 2003), pp. 283-314.
  • Ashraf bin Md. Hashim, “Shariah Contracts for Islamic Financial Instruments – Part 2” in Islamic Financial System: Principles and Operations, (ISRA, Kuala Lumpur 2011), pp.243-296.

Articles in Newspapers/Magazines/Bulletin

  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, ‘Gunakan Ilmu Hiasi Rumah’, (Decorating House with Knowledge) Anis, March 2001, pp. 32-33.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, ‘Bohong Sunat Dalam Islam’, (Recommended Lying in Islam) Cermin, May 2001, pp. 29-33.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, ‘Kejayaan Wanita”, (The Success of Women), Ibubapa, August 2001, pp. 24 – 25.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, ‘Hukum Makanan Dalam Islam’, (Food in Islam), Al-Islam, January 2004, pp. 52-54.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, ‘Lelaki Baik Tidak Kahwin Perempuan Jahat’, (Good Men will not Marry Bad Women), Cermin, January 2005, pp.14-17.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, ‘Isu Pensijilan dan Pemakaian Logo Halal’, (Issue on Halal Certificate), Demi Masa, May 2005, p. 4.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, ‘Hutang Organisasi’, (Organisational Debt), Mingguan Malaysia, September 10, 2006, p. 9.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim & Eqhwan Mokhzanee bin Muhammad, ‘Sukuk Alim-Innovation in Simplicity’, ISRA Bulletin, October, 2010.
  • Ashraf Md. Hashim, Ju’alah (Commission) from Shariah Perspective, Malaysian ICM (a bi-annual bulletin of Malaysian Islamic Capital Market, Securities Commission Malaysia), Jan-June 2012, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 10-15.

ASSOC. PROF. DR. SAID BOUHERAOUA

Senior Researcher -cum- Director of Research Development & Innovation Department (RDI)

  • 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

Continuous Educations and training

  • FIDE Board of Directors Core Programme Module A&B, year 2015.
  • ICLIF Shariah Leadership Programme (Banking Module), year 2015.
  • Malaysian Director Academy (MINDA), Corporate Directors Advance Programme (CDAP), year 2015
  • ICLIF Shariah Leadership Programme (Takaful Module), year 2016.

Awards

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

  • Director | RDI and Associate Professor at INCEIF. Since 2009.
  • Independent and non-Executive Director, Affin Islamic Bank since 2014
  • Chairman of Shari’ah Committee of Affin Islamic Bank since March 2008.
  • Member of Shari’ah Committee of MNRB Retakaful since April 2011.
  • Member of Shari’ah Committee of the Central Bank of the Sultanate of Oman since January 2015.
  • Registered Shariah Adviser with Securities Commission Malaysia since March 2012.
  • Member of Shari’ah Committee of ISRA Consultancy institute. Since April 2011.
  • Editor-in-chief of ISRA International Refereed Journal for Islamic Finance.
  • Islamic Law of Transactions
  • Islamic Banking
  • Takaful
  • Islamic Capital Markets
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • 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.

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

  • General Shariah Principle Related to Islamic Capital Market. Book title: “Islamic Capital Market”. Publisher, Securities Commission Malaysia 2015.
  • Islamic Banking and the Future Prospects of Islamic Financial Engineering. Book title: “Islamic Transactions and Finance: Principles and Developments”, Publisher, International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia 2013.
  • Shariah Contracts for Islamic Financial Instruments. Book title: Islamic Financial System: Principles & Operations. Publisher, Pearson and International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic finance, 2011.
  • The Foundations of Mediation in Islamic Law and its Contemporary Application. Publisher, Lexis Nexis, 2010.
  • Methodology of Islamic Legal Opinion (Fatwa) According to Al-Imam Al-Shawkani. Publisher, University Science Islam Malaysia year 2008.
  • Child Protection in Islamic & Malaysian Law: Orphans and Foundlings as a Case Study. Publisher, UAE Awqaf & the Foundation for the Affairs of Minors, 2007.