An Internationally renowned and well-established scholar of Islamic law specializing in Islamic finance. He is considered as one of the founding fathers of modern Islamic finance due to his immense contribution in the development of structures for the day-to-day running of Islamic banks and financial institutions. He is also known for his extensive contribution for the institutionalization of Islamic banking and the finance industry.
Dr. Hassan has a PhD in Islamic Fiqh (Law/jurisprudence) from the prestigious Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt in 1965. Before pursuing his PhD, he completed his Master’s degree in Comparative Law from International Institute of Comparative Law at the University of New York, and Masters in Law and Economics at the Cairo University, Egypt.
Nazir has an LL.M Commercial Laws from the University of Cambridge, UK; LL.B (Hons) Shari’a and Law (Distinction) and B.A Islamic Jurisprudence from the International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Nazir is a Sharia Scholar and an accomplished Shari’a practitioner in the field of Islamic banking, finance and insurance. He has extensive experience in Islamic structuring, product development and documentation of Islamic banking, finance and insurance products including retail, corporate, syndications, project finance, Sukuk, securitization, fixed income structured notes, Islamic investment funds, Waqf (Islamic trusts), real estate funds, Islamic swaps and derivatives, hedging, insurance, microfinance products and Islamic finance regulations, including governance.
A seasoned Shari’a practitioner in the field of Islamic banking and finance with more than 13 years of experience in local and regional banks. He has vast experience in structuring, developing and documenting Islamic products, services and transactions, and conducts Sharia audit across the Islamic banking and finance industry, Takaful companies and has worked closely with regional Sharia scholars.
Mohammed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Shari’ah and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.