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Mohammad Mahbubi Ali

mahbubiDr. Mohammad Mahbubi Ali is head of economics, finance, awqaf and zakat unit cum research fellow at the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia. He also serves as a Shariah committee member of Affin Islamic Bank. Previously, he was a researcher at the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). During his stint at ISRA, he had contributed to numerous ISRA’s research publications, mainly involving in the drafting of BNM Shari’ah Standards. He also served as Shariah consultant for ZICO Shariah Advisory Bhd and Roosdiono & Partners, Jakarta. He was a lecturer at the University of Kuala Lumpur and Unitar International University.

In his young age, he has managed to contribute extensively to Islamic finance through his regular writings featured in the Islamic Finance News (IFN), Business Islamica, The General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI), New Straits Times and many others. He has published numerous articles in international and local referred academic journals, written several book chapters and presented a number of papers in various international conferences. His paper entitled: “A Framework of Income Purification for Islamic Financial Institutions,” co-authored with Dato’ Dr. Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki and Lokmanulhakim Hussain, was conferred best paper presentation in Sharia Economics Conference, University of Hannover, Germany, 2013. He received a PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance from the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Malaysia. He holds a bachelor degree in Shari’ah Business and Financial Management from the Islamic Business School, Tazkia Indonesia and Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) from INCEIF, The Global University in Islamic Finance, Malaysia.

Hikmah

God is Kind Gentle [rafiq] and loves Gentle kindness; He bestows in return for kindness that which He does not bestow for harsh-violence. (hadith)

Quotable Quotes

If you wish for a pearl, You must leave the desert and wander by the sea; and even if you never find the gleaming pearl, at least you won't have failed to reach the water. - Hakim Sanai, Haqiqat al-Haqiqa

Humour Without Malice

During a Q&A session, a scholar was asked, "Will we get cigarettes in Jannah?" to which he replied, "Maybe, but you'd have to go to Jahannam to light it".

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