Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)

  Focus Areas

Impact of Fintech on Islamic Banking and Finance

  • Fintech and Innovative Shariah-compliant Products
  • The Role of Fintech in Expanding Islamic Finance Clientele
  • Fintech & Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy
  • Fintech Initiatives (Case Studies)
  • Fintech: Threats and Opportunities

Takaful (Islamic Insurance) of the Future

  • Disruptive Innovations in Takaful
  • The Impact of Takaful on Economic Development

Islamic Banking & Financial Instruments

  • Digital Transformation & Acceleration
  • New Opportunities for Islamic Financial Products
  • Human Resources Development for Smart Islamic Banking

Islamic Accounting & Corporate Governance

  • Convergence between Islamic Accounting & IFRS
  • Financial Reporting in Islamic Financial Institutions
  • CSR in Islamic Financial Institutions
  • Pragmatics of Shariah and Civil Law
  • Arbitration-related Laws
  • Business Litigation in Shariah
  • Islamic Business Ethics
  • Hisba as an Islamic Auditing System

Islamic Capital Markets & Waqf

  • New Trends in the Sukuk Industry
  • Waqf

Technical Reviewer Committee Members

Name Organization Country
Professor Rodney Wilson Emeritus Professor of Economics
Durham University


Professor Mehmet Asutay Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Political Economy & Finance. Director, MSc Islamic Finance Program. Director, Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance


Prof. Mohammed Kabir Hassan University of New Orleans


Professor Roger Willett Professor of Accounting
University of Tasmania

Tasmania, Australia

Professor Nabil Baydoun Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

Dubai, UAE

Prof Maliah Sulaiman Dean
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences,
International Islamic University


Dr. Omar Clark Fisher, CEO, Khidr Solutions

Dubai, UAE

Dr. Shamim Siddiqui Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University


Dr. Tarek Abdel Fattah Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University


Dr. Mohamed El Baradie Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University


Dr. Ismail Abdussalam Onagun University of Modern Science


Dr. Kausar Abbas Institute Of Islamic banking, University of Management & technology,


Dr. Abul Hassan King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Saudi Arabia

Dr. Abdul Azeez Maruf Olayemi Jumairah University


Dr. Gaffar A. A. Khalid Islamic Development Bank


Dr. Syed Othman Al Habshi Chief Academic Officer, INCEIF