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Public talk on “The importance of Arabic Manuscripts in Islamic Studies” by Syaikh Dr. Nedham Yacoobi

DATE: 14th July 2017 (Friday)
TIME: 3.00pm-4.30pm
VENUE: IAIS Malaysia, Jalan Ilmu, Off Jalan Universiti, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.



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Speaker’s Profile

Syaikh Nedham Yacoobi is one of the most widely respected Islamic scholars in the world today. He sits on the Islamic supervisory boards of several Islamic financial institutions and is an active scholar in Islamic finance. He received a BA degree in Economics and Comparative Religion from McGill University (Canada) and obtained his PhD in Islamic law at the University of Wales. He works as an independent Shariah consultant based in his home country, Bahrain, and his accomplishments and responsibilities include:

  • Professor of Tafsir, Hadith and Fiqh in Bahrain since 1976.
  • Author of several articles and publications on Islamic finance and other sciences in English and Arabic, including Tahqiatul-A’mal fi Ikhraj Zakatil-Fitr bil-Mal, Risalah fit-Tawbah, Qurratul-‘Aynayn fi Fada’il Birr al-Walidayn, and Irshad al-‘Uqala’ ila Hukm al-Qira’ah min al-Mus-haf fis-Salah.
  • Shariah Advisor, ABC International Bank plc, HSBC Amanah, AIG Takaful Enaya B.S.C, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Bahrain Islamic Bank, Citi Islamic Investment Bank, CIMB Islamic and others.

He received guidance in classical Shariah from prominent scholars such as Abdullah al-Farisi, Yusuf al-Siddiqi, Muhammed Saleh al-Abasi and Muhammed Yasin al-Fadani. Having taught tafsir, hadith and fiqh in Bahrain since 1976, Sheikh Nedham continues to contribute important original research on many aspects of modern Islamic finance. Sheikh Nedham has edited several Arabic manuscripts. In February, 2007, Sheikh Nedham won the Euromoney Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Islamic Finance”. He was awarded the inaugural Zaki Badawi Award for Excellence in Shariah Advisory in 2008.


02:30pm Arrival of guests and registration
03:00pm Opening remarks by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil, Deputy CEO, IAIS Malaysia
03:05pm Welcoming remarks by Prof. Dr Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Founding CEO, IAIS Malaysia
03:15pm Presentation by Syaikh Dr. Nedham Yacoobi
04:00pm Q & A session
04:30pm Concluding remarks by the Moderator, adjournment and Refreshment.


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Contact Information

International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.
Jalan Ilmu, Off Jalan Universiti 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-7956 9188

Quotable Quotes

Do not be fooled by one who recites the Qur'an. His recitation is but speech - but look to those who act upon it. - Al-Qaradawi, al-Sahwah al-Islamiyyah, 107.

Humour Without Malice

Wang Pang, the son of Wang Anshi (a noted scholar and official of the Song dynasty) was playing at a friend's house, where there was a deer and river deer in a cage. The master of the house asked Wang Pang: "Can you tell which of the animals is a deer and which is a river deer?" Wang Pang, who was less than ten years old, was unable to distinguish the two. But he said: "The one next to the river deer is a deer, and the one next to the deer is a river deer."


He grants Wisdom to whom He pleases, and whomever is granted Wisdom is indeed granted abundant good. Yet none take heed save those with heart-understanding. (Q 2: 269)

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