DR. ABU UMAR FARUQ AHMAD

An alum of Western Sydney University, Dr. Abu Umar Faruq Ahmad is an international figure renowned within the world of Islamic Economics and Finance. Featured in the 2018 and 2019 ISLAMICA500 Global Leaders of the Islamic Economy, Dr. Ahmad’s additional accomplishments include Associate Professorships at universities in Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. When not teaching, Dr. Ahmad focuses his many talents toward academic literature. The founding editor of the International Journal of Excellence in Islamic Banking and Finance, Dr. Ahmad also served on the editorial boards of the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences; International Journal of Islamic Thought; Journal of Business Strategy, Finance and Management; and Journal of Management and Training for Industries. 

Education

  • PhD in Islamic Finance (with High Distinction), Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
  • ML in Islamic Banking Law, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
  • MA in Hadith Sciences, Islamic Arabic University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • BA in Sharī’ah, Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Experience

  • Associate Professor of Islamic Finance Law, Islamic Economics Institute, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA
  • Associate Professor of Islamic Governance, Institute of Policy Studies, University Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Brunei
  • Associate Professor of Islamic Law of Transaction, School of Business and Economics, UBD, Brunei
  • Associate Professor of Islamic Finance, INCEIF-The Global University of Islamic Finance, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Senior Researcher, International Sharī‘ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Assistant Professor of Islamic Finance, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Dubai, UAE
  • Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Sule College, Sydney, Australia
  • Islamic Counselor, Bangladesh Islamic Centre of NSW Inc., Sydney, Australia
  • Chairman, Shariah Supervisory Board of Islamic Cooperative Finance Australia Ltd., Sydney, Australia
  • Sharī‘ah Audit Executive, Islamic Bank of Australia Project, Sydney, Australia
  • Founder, President, Australian Muslim Welfare Council Inc., Sydney, Australia
  • Executive Director, Islamic Social Welfare Council Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Lecturer, Institute of Arabic Language, International Islamic University, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Interpreter, Bangladesh Military Contingent to Kuwait, Kuwait
  • Translator, Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Founding Editor, International Journal of Excellence in Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Managing Editor, Journal of Business Strategy, Finance and Management
  • Editor, International Journal of Islamic Thought
  • Editor, Journal of Management and Training for Industries
  • Editor, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • Co-editor, ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance