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  • Asiff Hussein
    Asiff Hussein Editor-in-Chief

    Asiff Hussein is the Editor-in-Chief of our Halal Investing Journal. Previous to this he served as Editor-in-Chief of Islamic Finance Today magazine, both in its print and digital formats.

    Hussein is also involved in inter-faith activities and serves as Vice President- Outreach, of the Centre for Islamic Studies (CIS). He is the author of a number of publications spanning fields as diverse as Ethnology, Sociology, Linguistics and Islamic issues. Hussein holds a B.A. Degree in Social Sciences from the Open University of Sri Lanka, a Post-graduate Diploma in Archaeology from the University of Kelaniya and a Diploma in Journalism from the Aquinas College of Higher Studies, Sri Lanka. He is an Alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Programme organised by the US State Department, having participated in an IVLP Programme on Religion and Social Justice in America on a tour that covered Washington, Huntsville, Birmingham, Santa Fe and San Francisco from June 28th to July 16th 2010.

  • Wahed Editors
    Wahed Editors Contributors

    Our Halal Investing Journal features articles from our regular contributors as well as from our own editors. Wahed Editors are passionate team members who have a keen interest in robo-advisors, FinTech, Halal investing, and personal finance in general.

    Being millennials themselves, they explore and unravel various ‘everyday topics’ without going into too much detail.

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Our Contributors
Rakaan Kayali
Rakaan Kayali

Rakaan Kayali is the author of the ‘Practical Islamic Finance’ blog and the creator of the “Practical Islamic Finance” YouTube channel. He was the only student in his graduating class to receive ‘distinction in Finance’ for his research titled, ‘The viability of Islamic finance as a substitute for interest-based banking.’ He holds degrees in Computer Science and Finance … Continue reading Rakaan Kayali

Dr. Muneeza
Dr. Muneeza

Dr Aishath Muneeza is Associate Professor, INCEIF, The Global University of Islamic Finance and Chairwoman of Maldives Centre for Islamic Finance set up by the government of Maldives to position the country as a hub of Islamic finance in the South Asia region. She structured the first corporate Sukuk offered in Maldives and other Islamic Treasury Instruments for the government of Maldives.

Lokesh Gupta
Lokesh Gupta

Lokesh Gupta is attached to RM Applications as Head of Consulting and is involved in ALM, Basel 3, Risk and Regulatory Reporting as well as Remittance & Payments Solution implementations in the region.

Nafis Alam
Nafis Alam

Nafis Alam is Professor of Finance at Sunway University Business School, Sunway University. He previously served as an Associate Professor of Finance at the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) in the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC).

Kabir Hassan
Kabir Hassan

Professor Kabir Hassan is Professor of Finance in the Department of Economics and Finance in the University of New Orleans. He currently holds two endowed Chairs-Hibernia Professor of Economics and Finance, and Bank One Professor in Business- University of New Orleans.

Rosie Kmeid
Rosie Kmeid

Rosie Kmeid is Vice President, Global Corporate Communications & Marketing at Path Solutions. She has a wealth of experience in strategic positioning and campaigning, having held various senior positions across a variety of sectors including IT, media and telecoms in addition to working for the Lebanese Government as Head of International Relations & Diplomacy.

Nida Khan
Nida Khan

Nida Khan is doctoral candidate pursuing a PhD in Data Analytics and Smart Contracts for traceability in finance at the University of Luxembourg. She works in the Service and Data Management in Distributed Systems (SEDAN) Research Group on a research project for Eethiq Advisors Sarl, a Luxembourg based Shariah advisory firm.

Blake Goud
Blake Goud

Blake Goud is CEO of RFI Foundation, a nonprofit focused on identifying a neutral, nonpartisan & universal value proposition that encourages convergence of responsible finance practices.

Dr. Abozaid
Dr. Abozaid

Dr. Abdulazeem Abozaid is an Associate Professor at the Islamic Finance Program, Qatar Foundation. He has much experience in Islamic Finance and has served as an academic in universities as well as in Islamic banks. He holds a PhD in Islamic Financial Law.

Hazik Mohamed
Hazik Mohamed

Hazik Mohamed is a business strategist with substantial market research, operational management and start-up experience. He has a strong interest in Islamic behavioral economics as well as applicability of innovative, disruptive and scalable technologies.

Joy Abdullah
Joy Abdullah

Joy Abdullah is a strategic storyteller specialising in creating brand, financial and people value for an organization by identifying key linkages in leadership, strategy, engagement and communication and connecting them into an operational strategy for sustainability

Jamshaid Chatta
Jamshaid Chatta

Jamshaid Chatta is a regulator and chartered Islamic finance professional with 10 years of direct Islamic financial sector experience that ranges from commercial banking to policy research

Mughees Shauket
Mughees Shauket

Mughees Shauket is Head of Islamic Finance in the College of Banking & Financial Studies, Muscat, Oman. He specializes in Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance and is a PhD scholar in Islamic Banking and Finance.

Ibraheem Musa Tijani
Ibraheem Musa Tijani

Ibraheem Musa Tijani is an Executive in Knowledge Management, at the Research Affairs Department of the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA).

Farrukh Habib
Farrukh Habib

Farrukh Habib is a researcher at the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), Kuala Lumpur. He is also the co-editor of ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance (IIJIF)

Ajaz Ahmed Khan
Ajaz Ahmed Khan

Ajaz Ahmed Khan is the Senior Microfinance Adviser with CARE International UK, an international development agency with operations in more than 90 countries.

Alaa Alaabed
Alaa Alaabed

Alaa Alaabed received her PhD in Islamic finance from INCEIF, Malaysia where she also won the Presidents Award in 2016.

Professor Abbas Mirakhor
Professor Abbas Mirakhor

Professor Abbas Mirakhor is the First Holder of the Chair of Islamic Finance, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF).

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Rakaan Kayali

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Dr. Muneeza

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Lokesh Gupta

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Nafis Alam

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Kabir Hassan

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Rosie Kmeid

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Nida Khan

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Blake Goud

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Dr. Abozaid

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Hazik Mohamed

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Joy Abdullah

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Jamshaid Chatta

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Mughees Shauket

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Ibraheem Musa Tijani

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Farrukh Habib

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Ajaz Ahmed Khan

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Alaa Alaabed

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Professor Abbas Mirakhor