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Monzer Kahf, United States

Dr. Monzer Kahf is currently working as an independent Consultant/Trainer on Islamic Banking, Finance, Zakah, Awqaf, Islamic Inheritance, Islamic estate planning, Islamic family law, and other aspects of Islamic Economics, finance, Islamic transactions (Mu'amalat). If you would like to contact Dr. Kahf, please email him at monzer@kahf.com or click the email button above.

Consultant/Trainer/Lecturer, Islamic banking, finance and economics: Private practice, California, USA, 1999 to present.
Consultations include: drafting and reviewing Shari’ah contents of Islamic finance agreements, by-laws and operational systems for Islamic financial institutions in the USA, Canada, Trinidad, Nigeria and Guyana, consultations to lawyers, companies and individuals on Islamic aspects of financial transactions, Islamic wealth management and estate planning, providing expert opinion to courts on matters related to Islamic laws for financing, banking and Awqaf, etc.
Training includes: directing and implementing training courses that are offered either directly to financial institutions or through reputed international training companies. I have developed several copyrighted modules in Islamic Banking and finance that include: “Islamic Sukuk and capital markets,” “risk management and compliance with Basel II Accord,” “Shari’ah-based wealth management,” “financial engineering in accordance with Shari’ah,” “conversion of conventional securities into Islamic securities,” “structuring Islamic financial products,” “fundamentals of Islamic banking and finance,” “Islamic estate planning,” “Islamic Leasing,” Takaful and Insurance,” “Islamic Wealth Management,” Islamic Estate Planning,” etc. I give training in cooperation with several companies such as Euromoney, and directly to Islamic and conventional financial institutions.
Lecturing on Islamic Financial laws and regulations and on Islamic economic and finance at conferences and community seminars in the USA, Canada, the Middle East, Europe, the Caribbean Countries, South East Asia and Africa.

Professor: Islamic Economics and Banking in the graduate program of Islamic economics and banking, School of Shari’ah, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 2004-2005.

Writer: Several books on Awqaf, Zakah, Islamic finance and banking and other areas of Islamic economics.

Senior Research Economist: Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1995 - 1999.
Responsibilities included organizing and conducting training courses in Islamic Banking and Islamic Economics, evaluating papers, writing original research as well as other papers and reports, and generating ideas for research projects.

Research Economist: Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1985 - 1999.

Head of Research Division: IRTI of IDB, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 1989 - 1991.
Responsibilities included supervising seventeen Ph.D. and M.A. research officers, preparing research plans, evaluating research works, organizing seminars on Islamic economics, banking and finance, coordinating with other departments, and networking with other research organizations having similar objectives.

Private Business: New York, NY, 1981 - 1985. Financial and investment consultant working in close contact with the stock, commodities and financial and exchange markets.

Director of Finance: Islamic Society of North America, Plainfield, Indiana, 1975 - 1981.
Responsibilities included planning and executing the budget for a national, non-profit organization, fundraising, evaluating requests for financial assistance from charitable funds based on Islamic religious law, writing guidelines to assist Muslim individuals and mosques of North America in coordinating religious and civil law on inheritance, almsgiving, and trust endowment.

Teaching Assistant: Department of Economics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1971 - 1975.

Auditor: Government State Audit Office, Damascus, Syria. 1963 - 1971.

Instructor: School of Business, University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria. 1962 - 1963.

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