Dr Abdulazeem Abozaid
Associate Professor at QFIS

Dr. Abozaid holds a Masters and PhD in Islamic financial law. He also holds three BAs: in Islamic law, Arabic language and English Literature; two higher studies diplomas in Islamic law and Human sciences. He has extensive teaching experience as a Lecturer at Damascus University since 1998, then at the International Islamic University in Malaysia, specializing in Islamic Financial Law. He was subsequently employed as a Shariah expert and trainer at the Emirates Islamic bank and became a Shariah board member and consultant for Islamic financial institutions, including RHB Islamic bank in Malaysia as well as Mithaq Takaful in Abu Dhabi and Five Pillars Associates in Singapore. In 2012 he became the head of the Shariah department at the Oman Arab Bank in Muscat, Oman. He has conducted workshops and training courses in numerous Islamic banks, financial institutions and universities. Dr Abozaid has contributed to the writing of new Shariah standards adopted by Islamic financial institutions. He has published in many international refereed journals and newspapers, and presented papers at many international finance conferences. His expertise in Islamic Finance has been recognized by the publication of four authoritative books. In particular, Fiqh Al-Riba was published in 2005 (632 pages) and is his masterwork. He is currently Associate Professor in the Islamic Finance Program at the Qatar Foundation in Doha.