He is Shariah Consultant at ISRA Consulting and Researcher at the International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). Prior to joining ISRA in 2012, he has served as a lecturer at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) since 2003.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) from the IIUM and a Master’s Degree of Shariah (Economics) from the University of Malaya. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctoral study in Business at the International University Malaya-Wales (IUMW). His significant contributions to Islamic finance industry include an involvement in developing few Policy Guidelines (Shariah Standards) issued by Bank Negara Malaysia and Shariah Policy Guidelines for Interest Schemes issued by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM). He is one of the Writers of the Islamic finance textbook, “Islamic Financial System: Principles & Operations” (2 Ed) and a co-Author of “Sukuk: Principles and Practices”.
He has produced several research papers and articles on Shariah and Islamic finance and actively presented and participated in local and international workshops, seminars and conferences, including in Istanbul, Casablanca, Toronto, Canada, Oman, Brunei, Singapore, and Jakarta. His co-authored research on “Shariah Issues of Preference Shares: An Analysis Based on Musharakah Contract” has won Best Paper Award at the International Halal Management Conference 2017 held in Sejong University, Seoul Korea. He is also engaged closely with various stakeholders by providing Shariah advisory & consultancy services and capacity building in Islamic finance. He used to be Deputy Chairman of Shariah Committee Citibank Malaysia and Shariah Committee Member of Citibank Labuan. Currently, he is a member of Shariah Advisory Committee Member at MBSB Bank Berhad, a full-fledged Islamic Bank.