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Mohammad Mahbubi Ali

mahbubiMohammad Mahbubi Ali is a research fellow at the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia. He also serves as a Shariah committee member of Affin Islamic Bank, Shariah consultant for ZICO Shariah Advisory Bhd and Roosdiono & Partners, and subject matter expert as well as associate trainer for Amanie Academy Centre of Excellence. 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 Central Bank of Malaysia’s Shari’ah Standards. 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), Epicentre 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 bachelor degree in Shari’ah Business and Financial Management from Islamic Business School, Tazkia Indonesia and Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) from INCEIF, The Global University in Islamic Finance, Malaysia. He is a PhD candidate in Islamic Banking and Finance from the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Malaysia.

Hikmah

God is Gentle and loves gentleness; He rewards gentleness with that which He does not reward harshness. (hadith)

Quotable Quotes

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be on him said: "Shall I tell you who is kept away from Hell?...Everyone who is gentle and kindly, approachable and of an easy disposition." Al-Tirmidhi, hadith 1315

Humour Without Malice

Haris bin 'Abbad, one of the rulers of Andalus, was looking to capture 'Adi bin Abi Rabi'ah in order to exact revenge from him. His problem, and that of many of his guards, was that he didn't know what Ibn Abi Rabi'ah looked like. A prisoner said to one of the guards, "Will you free me if I show you where Abi Rabi'ah is?" He said, "Yes, I promise." After an oath from him, he said, "I am 'Adi bin Abi Rabi'ah," and remembering his promise and oath, the guard just let him go free.

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