The aim of this module is to provide students with an in depth understanding of the reasoning and principles underlying the rules of Islamic law through the analysis of a wide variety of its primary and secondary sources, articles and research papers.
Dr. Abu Umar Faruq Ahmad is currently an Associate Professor of Islamic Law of Transaction/Jurisprudence at UBD School of Business and Economics (UBDSBE). He has previously taught as Associate Professor at INCEIF, The Global University of Islamic Finance, Assistant Professor at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Dubai; and Senior Teacher at Sule College, Sydney. He also has worked as Senior Researcher at International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), Kuala Lumpur. Dr Ahmad holds a BA (Hons.) in Shariah from Islamic University of Madinah; LLM (Hons.) and PhD (with High Distinction) from Western Sydney University, Australia. Dr Ahmad`s key teaching and research expertise lies in the areas of Islamic Law of Transaction, Islamic Jurisprudence, Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility, and Laws and Regulations of Islamic Finance. His research focuses on Shariah compliance of Islamic finance products and structures, the opportunities and challenges faced by Islamic finance industry, case studies of Islamic banks and financial institutions, Takaful (Islamic insurance), Retakaful (Islamic reinsurance), Islamic microfinance, Sukuk, and dispute resolution in Islamic finance. Dr Ahmad is the author of two monographs namely, Theory and practice of modern Islamic finance: the case analysis from Australia (Brown Walker Press, 2009), and Developments in Islamic banking practice: the evidence from Bangladesh (Universal Publishers, 2010), and co-author of a book, Principles and practices of Islamic micro finance for a global economy: the case of Bangladesh (LAP LAMBERT, 2011). He has published in Arab Law Quarterly, International Journal of Law and Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, American Journal of Islamic Social Science, Review of Islamic Economics, Humanomics: The International Journal of Systems and Ethics, International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, Journal of King Abdulaziz University: Islamic Economics, The Global Journal of Finance and Economics, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, among others. Dr Ahmad currently leads Islamic Economics and Finance Research Cluster at UBDSBE. His current editorial roles include serving as founding editor, senior editor, editorial advisory board member of a plethora of internationally reputed refereed journals including some of those published by Emerald Group Publishing, UK.
Online forums will be used to support the scaffolding of knowledge, understanding and abilities. The teaching style will include video conferencing, discussion forums and activity based learning techniques. The focus of the teaching style will be determined through learning diagnostics, undertaken by students, which will identify learning styles needs. A cooperative learning framework is used as a means of supporting equity for both teaching and learning styles.