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Mohamed Aslam Akbar

Academic Qualification

  • Philosophy, Ethics and Contemporary Issues - Doctor of Philosophy, International Institute of Islamic Civilization and Malay World
  • Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Usul al-Din & Comparative Religion) - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Fazil (Daura-e-Hadith) - Post Graduate Diploma, Al-Jamiah al-Islamiyyah Darul Uloom Deoband
  • Alimiyyath (Shariah and Islamic Civilization Studies) - Advanced Diploma, Jamiah al-Uswathul Hasanah Shariah College, Pallapatti, Tamil Nadu
  • Oriental Title Course Afzal-ul-Ulama (Arabic Language and Literature) - Diploma, Bharathidasan University Tiruchirapalli

Mohamed Aslam Akbar (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES


aslamakbar@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Mohamed Aslam Akbar, an Assistant Professor in Islamic sciences, joined the department of economics, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 2019. He obtained his diploma in Arabic language and a degree of Alimiyyah in Shari'ah sciences from Jamiah al-Uswah al-Hasanah, Tamil Nadu. In 2002 he went to Deoband and received Fazil Daura-e-Hadith (kutub al-sittah, the six canonical authentic books of Hadith) with Ijazah and Sanad-e-Faraghat (the graduate degree) from Jamiah Islamiyyah Darul Uloom Deoband, Delhi. In 2009, Akbar earned his Master's degree in Usul al-Din & Comparative Religion from the Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences at IIUM and subsequently completed his PhD in philosophy, ethics and contemporary issues, specialized in wisdom studies in Qur’an and Sunnah with particular reference to an unpublished manuscript of Ali al-Muttaqi al-Hindi from the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) in 2016. Upon graduation, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at IIUM, where he conducted preliminary research in identifying and assessing the economic thought in the early period of Muslim scholarship with special references to the classical Arabic manuscripts. Dr Mohamed Aslam Akbar is a citizen of India, currently lives and works in Malaysia. At the moment he teaches undergraduate courses in Islamic commercial jurisprudence, Islamic economic thought and sustainable development and he conducts research on the classical works of Muslim scholarship in economic thought and Maqasid al-Shariah based developments. 


Area of Specialisation


  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Syariah Law ~ Islamic Jurisprudence - Fiqh al-Muamalat and Maqasid al-Shariah
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Archaeology and History ~ Palaeography - Islamic Manuscript Studies: Arabic Script Palaeography
  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Economic History and History of Economic Thought ~ History of Economic Thought - Islamic Economic Thought in Medieval Literature
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Quranic and Hadith Studies - Wisdom Studies in Quran and Sunnah


Professional Membership


  • 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Lifetime Member), Malaysian Economic Association
  • 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), IBF Net: Islamic Business and Finance Network


Teaching Responsibilities


FIQH FOR ECONOMIST II 2017/2018
FIQH FOR ECONOMISTS I 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
FOUNDATION OF ISLAMIC ECONOMICS 2021/2022 2018/2019
HISTORY OF ISLAMIC ECONOMICS THOUGHT 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
ISLAMIC ECON.& FIN. ISSUES FROM SHARI'AH PERS 2022/2023
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES, POLICIES AND PRACTICES 2021/2022 2020/2021
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES 2022/2023
USRAH IN ACTION 1 2021/2022
USRAH IN ACTION 2 2022/2023


Research Projects


Completed
2020 - 2022 Bibliographic Search on Experts in Islamic Economics
On-Going
2022 - Present Developing a Capacity Maturity Model for Business Analytics Education in Malaysia Higher Education Institutions
2021 - Present Early Islamic Sources In Economic Thought
2021 - Present PERFORMANCE EVALUATION INDEX FOR ISLAMIC SOCIAL FINANCE INSTITUTIONS (ISFIS) BASED ON MAQASID AL-SHARIAH


Publications


Article

2021 A proposed integrated Islamic crowdfunding - microfinance (IICM) model for poverty reduction: a case study of Indonesia. International Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance Research, 4 (1) pp. 15-25
2021 Āyat al-Kursī: the throne verse. Islamonweb: The Window to Islam, 09 February 2021 () pp.
2021 Fasting is exclusively for Allah, and He will reward for it; Why?. Islamonweb: The Window to Islam, 23 April 2021 () pp.
2021 Let us reap the fruits of Shaʿbān. Islamonweb: The Window to Islam, 10 March 2021 () pp.
2021 Ramadan 2021 @ home during the pandemic: action plan. Islamonweb: The Window to Islam, () pp.
2021 The legal maxims in public finance: A historical and comparative perspective. International Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance Research, 4 (2) pp. 50-59
2021 The Qur'anic paradigm of management characteristics. AboutIslam.net, 11 May 2021 () pp.
2021 Which night is Laylat al-Qadr?. Islamonweb: The Window to Islam, 25 April 2021 () pp.
2020 Qur’anic metaphor on ‘a wink of an eye’:literal or figurative?. International Journal of Islamic thought (IJIT), () pp.
2020 The personification of hospitality (Ḍiyāfah) in community development and its influence on social solidarity (Takāful Ijtimāʿī) through the eyes of the Prophetic Tradition (Sunnah). Al-Shajarah: Journal of The International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), 26 (1) pp. 1-26
2020 The personification of hospitality (Ḍiyāfah) in community development and its influence on social solidarity (Takāful Ijtimāʿī) through the eyes of the Prophetic Tradition (Sunnah). Al-Shajarah: Journal of The International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), xx (xx) pp. 1-18
2018 اتجاهات رسائل الدراسات العليا في الجامعة اإلسالمية العالمية بماليزيا قسم الفقه وأصوله السنوات 1998 -2010 =Postgraduate thesis trends at the International Islamic University of Malaysia: Department of Jurisprudence and its origins, the years 1998-2010 =Kecenderungan Aliran Tesis Sarjana di Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia: Jabatan Fiqh dan Usul al-Fiqh, Tahun 1998-2010. Journal of Islam in Asia, 15 (1) pp. 150-182
2016 Zakat investment in Shariah. International Business Management, 10 (12) pp. 2398-2401
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Challenges in global economic and social developments: guidance from the Holy Qur’an. In: International Webinar on Challenges in Global Economics and Social Developments,
2021 Muzara'ah sharecropping: Islamic and western perspectives of agricultural contracts for sustainable development. In: 9th ASEAN Universities International Conference on Islamic Finance,
2021 Preventing plagiarism in academic writing - Turnitin. In: Workshop Series on Quantitative Analysis and Reference Writing,
2021 Prohibition of riba’ and interest-based financial intermediation: Comparative analysis between the consensus of Islamic jurists and the contemporary polemicists. In: 9th ASEAN Universities International Conference on Islamic Finance,
2021 Revisiting the theory of income and wealth distribution: A comparative study in western and Islamic economic theories. In: 5th International Workshop in Islamic Economic Theory (IWIET),
2021 Revitalizing dinar and dirham: monetary analysis of the advancements of cryptocurrency in the Islamic financial system. In: International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for the Muslim World (ICT4M) 2021),
2021 Theory of knowledge: a comparative epistemological study of Islamic and western thinkers in developing economic theories. In: National Conference on the Humanities and Social Sciences (NACOSS VI),
2020 A review on the contribution of zakat as a taxation system towards economic development postulated by two contemporary research scholars. In: The 4th ICONZ International Conference of Zakat 2020 Proceedings,
2020 Epistemology and economics: revisiting the theory of knowledge in light of Ibn Khaldun and John Keynes. In: 1st Virtual International Conference on Equality, Religious Harmony and Peace,
2020 Outlining lessons for teaching Arabic to non-Arabic medium students: a proposed curriculum study for Islamic Economics students. In: International Webinar on Teaching Arabic Language to Non-Native Speakers: Challenges and Opportunities,
2020 Shukr as part of our 'new norm' (post COVID-19): Is gratitude a verbal action or physical?. In: Tarbiyyah@KENMS Event: A Ramadan Conversation,
2019 Plagiarism: what you need to know?. In: Research and Innovation Unit, KENMS,
2019 The classification of wealth from Maqasid al-Shari’ah perspective. In: 10th Foundation of Islamic Finance Conference/Symposium (FIFC 2019),
2019 Thesis writing: Turnitin, Endnote & Mendeley. In: SMART Academic Enrichment Programme Workshop,
2018 Economic thought in classical Arabic manuscripts: an assessment. In: Islamic Banking & Finance Symposium in Islamic Finance: An Economic Catalyst for Emerging India,
2016 مفهوم المهر وكيكولي: دراسة فقهية Understanding of mahr and dawry: a juristic study. In: ICFL 2016 Family Life: Issues and Solutions in the Perspective of Islam,
Book

2021 Economics and management sciences: reflections on humanizing education. Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-26219-1-1
2021 Humanizing education reflection on concepts, attributes, roles and sustainability with selected attributes of true believers in the qur’an and sunnah. Meso Publishing, ISBN: 978-967-19814-6-7
2021 Humanizing education reflection on incentives, personality, expectations, organizing and journey with selected attributes of true believers in the qur’an and sunnah. Meso Publishing, ISBN: 978-967-19814-5-0
2021 Reflections on humanizing education for Economics and Management Sciences. Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-2621-92-8
Book Section

2021 Consumer behavior: Incorporating the concept of Zuhd into an integrated value for responsible consumption. In: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-2621-92-8, pp. 21-28
2021 Humanizing education through Consumerism Advocacy and Vegetable Garden Project. In: Meso Publishing, ISBN: 978-967-19814-5-0, pp. 68-74
2021 Humanizing education with tazkiyah al-nafs – the roots of humanized education. In: Kuliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-26219-1-1, pp. 10-15
2021 Reflection of Sabr in Teaching Principles and Practice of Management. In: Meso Publishing, ISBN: 978-967-19814-6-7, pp. 37-44
2021 Reflection on Edu-Action of the Prophetic Attributes with Ta’awun Approach. In: Meso Publishing, ISBN: 978-967-19814-5-0, pp. 27-32