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.

Prof Khurshid Ahmad

Visiting Professor
Professor Khurshid Ahmad is a world-renowned research scholar, an educationist, economist and a versatile writer. Born in 1932, Prof Khurshid Ahmad earned his BA in Commerce (1953), MA in Economics (1955), LLB (1958) and MA in Islamic Studies (1964). He also holds an honorary doctorate (PhD) in Education from University of Malaysia.

Professor John Presley

Visiting Professor and member of the Academic Board of MIHE
John Presley was formerly Professor of Economics and Head of the Economics Department (1991-1996) at Loughborough University. He is a member and former member of several Government and semi-government committees relating to the Middle East and Arab Gulf and has been adviser to the Saudi Arabian Government, World Bank, IMF (et al.) in recent years. His research interests include Islamic and Middle East economics.

Rehanah Sadiq

Honorary Visiting Chaplaincy Fellow

Rehanah Sadiq was born in Gujranwala, Pakistan, and has lived in Britain since 1961. Her love and commitment for her faith and her search for answers on living in Britain as a Muslim, led her to study Islam through contemporary Muslim scholars in the West from 1980 onwards.

She has worked as a Muslim chaplain for two Birmingham NHS Hospital Trusts since the year 2000, helping to develop both respective Chaplaincy departments into pro-active multi-faith teams.

Revd Mark Burleigh

Honorary Visiting Chaplaincy Fellow

Revd Mark Burleigh BA was ordained as a Baptist Minister in 1986 following training at Spurgeon's College where he was awarded his BA (2:1) in Theology and Diploma in Pastoral Studies. He also holds a NEBSM Certificate in Healthcare Management and Cti Counselling Foundation Certificate. He served churches in Horsham, Sussex and in Leicester before making the move into Healthcare Chaplaincy. Mark has worked as an NHS chaplain in Leicester's hospitals since 1994 and has led the multi-faith team of chaplains since 2000.