Honorary Visiting Fellows

Dr Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Visiting fellow
Dr Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi is an Islamic scholar from the Indian city of Jaunpur and a graduate of the world renowned Nadwatul Ulama (India) where he studied and taught Shariah.

Dr Abul Hassan

Lecturer in Islamic Economics, Banking & Finance
Dr Hassan obtained his MSc in International Banking from the University of Loughborough and has a PhD in Finance from the University of Durham. He has previously served as a Lecturer in Finance at the University of Brunei Darussalam from 2005-2006 and the Markfield Institute of Higher Education from 2003-2004.

Dr Humayon Dar

Research Professor
Dr Humayon Dar, born in 1970 and educated at the University of Cambridge and the International Islamic University, Islamabad. Dr Humayon Dar is an Islamic economist, transformational thinker, author, Sharia advisor and Islamic banking expert, focusing on how to create financial solutions that conform with Sharia law.

Dr M Fahim Khan

Visiting Professor
With Master’s degrees in Political Economy and Statistics and Ph.D in Economics, 39 years experience in economic policy & planning, in teaching and training, in institutional capacity building, in research and in advising and consulting.

Dr Muhammad Anas Zarka

Visiting Professor
Dr Muhammad Anas Zarka is currently an Advisor and member of the Sharia Group at The International Investor in Kuwait. Dr Zarka holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Damascus University, and an MA and PhD (Economics) from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Dr Sami Ibrahim Suwailem

Visiting Professor
Born in 1965, Dr Suwailem is a prominent expert in the field of Islamic Finance, a senior economist, Islamic researcher and author of several specialised books. Dr Suwailem holds an MA in Economics, from Southern Illinois University and a PhD in Economics from Washington University, St Louis, Missouri.

Dr Toseef Azid

Visiting Lecturer in Islamic Banking, Finance and Management
With Master's degrees in Quantitative Economics (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabd, Pakistan) and Ph.D. in Economics (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK). He has 32 years experience in teaching at university level in the different parts of the world and research experience in forecasting models, development economics and Islamic economics.

Dr Umer Chapra

Visiting Professor
Dr M Umer Chapra is Research Advisor at the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Jeddah. Prior to this position, he worked at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), Riyadh, for nearly 35 years, retiring as Senior Economic Advisor.

Iqbal Asaria

An economist, he was a member of the working party set up by the Governor of The Bank of England to look into issues relating to Islamic housing and finance products in the UK. He is an associate of the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute of Malaysia and member of the City of London's Financial Markets Law Committee. 

Mansoor Bilal

Visiting Lecturer (Management)
Mansoor is an academic & a corporate professional with over 9 years of solid cross-functional experience. Mansoor has over 6 years of solid Operational & Strategic cross-functional experience within the UK corporate sector & over 3 years of full time experience in corporate trainings, managing post-graduate programmes & lecturing at university. Besides his academic qualifications, he is a Full Member (MCMI) of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) - London.