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Sadaqa.Fund

The Islamic social finance sector comprising the zakat, waqf, not-for-profits is fast becoming a major area of research. Share your thoughts with us by visiting this site and contributing to the discussions.

Halal.Exchange

The global halal sector is a priority area for knowledge creation and dissemination at IIIBF. We invite the researcher community to visit this site, contribute and participate in the dialogues and discussions.

Our Contributors

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Dr Mohammed Obaidullah

Dr Mohammed Obaidullah has been serving the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia since 2006. He has held the positions of 2nd Yayasan Tun Ismail (YTI) Chair Professor in Islamic Finance at the Islamic Sciences University Malaysia (USIM) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Associate Professor with the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, the International Islamic University Malaysia; and the Xavier University, India. He has served as the Secretary General of the International Association of Islamic Economics and is also a Founder Member of the World Zakat Forum and the IBF Net: The Islamic Business and Finance Network.

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Dr Hisham Dafterdar

Dr Hisham Dafterdar is currently Chairman, Awkaf Australia Ltd. He is an Australian finance expert based in Middle East. He graduated from Curtin University, Australia and is a member of CPA Australia. Dr Dafterdar is an acknowledged expert in the field of waqf with long years of experience as Business Development Manager with the Islamic Development Bank Group, as Senior Advisor at Bank Al-Khair, Bahrain, as a consultant with the International Institute of Islamic Waqf. He is also the Middle East Regional representative of the World Zakat Organization, Malaysia, and a founding member of the Ummah Development Waqf, Bahrain.

Dr Shafeeq Rahman

Dr Shafeeq Rahman

Dr Shafeeq Rahman is a Delhi-based researcher, has a Ph.D. in Islamic Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He also earned the dual post-graduation in Economics and Islamic Studies from JMI New Delhi. His data driven articles related to India’s Muslim and halal markets have frequently been published in national as well as international print and online publications.

Mohammed Alim

Mohammed Alim

Mohammed Alim is currently pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy (Business) degree program of the International University of Malaya Wales at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He holds a Master's degree in Management of Development from the Turin School of Development, Italy and a BSc (Hons) in Agri-Business from Aberystwyth University, UK. He holds a range of professional certifications including PMD Pro (Project Management for Development Professionals) and CIDM (Certified in Digital Money) from the Fletcher School of the Tufts University, USA

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Hoosen Essof

Hoosen Essof brings over 23 years of hands on and practical experience in the NGO sector generally and the Zakah sector more specifically, having served with the South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) throughout most of his working life. He served as Administrator (General Manager) in two of the five regions of SANZAF and held the position of National Coordinator for two years.

Hoosen’s knowledge on Zakah is driven by a desire to simplify the calculation and understanding of Zakah and is only matched by his concern to find innovative ways to empower beneficiaries. Although largely self-taught, Hoosen was responsible for producing several publications and tools on Zakah, as well as having introduced educational, training and developmental programmes for beneficiaries.

Hoosen completed a one year Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Programme (SECP) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) in 2012 and was a recipient of the PP Vilikazi Award for Leadership.