Associate Professor Datin Dr. Nurdianawati Irwani Abdullah


Associate Professor Datin Dr. Nurdianawati Irwani Binti Abdullah


Associate Professor Datin Dr. Nurdianawati Irwani Abdullah is an Associate Professor in laws and Shari’ah at Department of Finance, Kuliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She is also the member of the Shari’ah Advisory Board of AmMetlife Takaful Berhad, and a Shari’ah consultant to Khairul Anuar & Associates.  Previously, she was the Chairman of the Shari’ah Advisory Board of Standard Chartered Saadiq Bank Malaysia (2008-2017), Research Fellow at the International Shari’ah Research Academy in Islamic Finance (ISRA) focussing in Takaful research, Visiting Professor at the Malaysia University Kelantan, Shariah Consultant for ARSA Shariah Advisory Services Sdn Bhd and AFTAAS Shariah Advisory Services Sdn Bhd. She had served the Association of Shari’ah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS) and IIUM Institute of Islamic banking and Finance as a Board member since the establishment. She is currently a member to the International Council of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE).
She has vast experience in teaching postgraduate as well as undergraduate courses particularly Qawaid Fiqhiyyah for Banking and Finance, Legal Aspects of Islamic Banking and Finance, Principle and Practices of Takaful, Commercial Law and Business Law courses. She has produced many journal articles in the field of Islamic economics and Islamic finance, presented papers in conference at international and local level, and has published articles regarding Islamic banking and finance in proceedings, books and journals; and been supervising a number of PhD Theses and Master Dissertations in such areas as Islamic Banking and Finance, Shariah Governance, comparative laws, Islamic Microfinance, Takaful and Waqf.

Dr. Irwani holds an LL.B, LL.B (Shari’ah) and Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) from the International Islamic University Malaysia, and a Ph.D in Islamic Banking and Finance from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. She has been committed in conducting training in areas related to legal and Shari’ah issues in Islamic financial products, Shariah Governance. Regulatory Framework of Islamic Finance and Takaful. Apart from that, she is directly involved in the legal working committee for the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism together with the Association of Islamic Banks of Malaysia (AIBIM) in respect to the legal reforms. Given her involvement and contribution to the Islamic finance education, research and consultancy, she was listed as among the World 50 influential women in Islamic Business and Finance 2017 by the Islamic Finance Review Special Report (ISFIRE).


Associate Professor Datin Dr. Nurdianawati Irwani Abdullah

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