Dr Yusuf Abdul-Jobbar

Dr Yusuf Abdul-Jobbar

Dr Yusuf Abdul-Jobbar

Research Scholar in Islamic Banking and Finance

Email: y.abduljobbar@ibnrushdcentre.org


Dr Abdul-Jobbar is an academic with over 15 years of experience and is currently a visiting lecturer at the Knowledge International University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). He is a Certified Shari’ah Advisor & Auditor who has authored books, written journal articles, hosted and presented at many conferences around the world. Dr Yusuf Abdul-Jobbar is an Imam & Scholar who lecturers internationally and has taught classes in Masjid An-Nabawi – Madinah (Islam’s second holiest mosque & centre of learning).

Career overview

  • Visiting Lecturer, Knowledge International University (KIU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Independent International Shari’ah Scholar, Auditor & Advisor
  • Consultant, Islamic Development Bank (IRTI division), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Program Director & Lecturer, College of the Prophets(saw) Masjid, Masjid An- Nabawi, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
  • Head of Programs & Lecturer, Islamic University of Madinah, Madinah, Saudi Arabia


Doctor of Philosophy, Education, Research & Community Service. Salford University / Warnborough, Ireland, UK.

MBA Postgraduate Certificate. Leicester University, UK.

BSc Computer Science. University of the West of England, UK.



  • Characteristics of the Muslim Businessman. 101Visions Academy, London, UK (May 2017)
  • Lessons for Europe: Experiences from the UK Islamic Banking Sector. Islamic Finance Network Magazine. (Jan 2017).
  • Vision, Mission and Values of a Believer. Ar-Raiyan Global Network

Inspiring Muslim Entrepreneurship, Malaysia (Jan 2017).

  • Leadership Series – Goal setting (Arabic). Zeej Printing Press, Madinah, Saudi Arabia (Jan 2017)
  • Traffic Monsoon Online Advertising Business (Feb. 2016). Islamic Finance fatwa translation for Mufti Dr. Raashid Ar Ruhaily. Madinah, Saudi Arabia
  • Islamic Microfinance: Shari’ah Scholars need to give more and take less. Presented on 20th April 2016, Effat University, Jeddah, KSA.
  • Regulatory Challenges – Islamic Banking in Germany. Islamic Finance Network Magazine. (Jan 2016).
  • Online Advertising Businesses (Nov. 2015). Islamic Finance fatwa translation for Dr. Shaykh Sami Suwailem. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • HRM – A closer look at labour localization. World Business Institute, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (2012)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Awaqf (Endowments & trusts)
    • Ethics, Social and Moral Issues (Maqasid al-Shari’ah)
  • Islamic Banking (Governance & Regulation)
  • Islamic Finance Management & Leadership
    • Islamic Microfinance and Entrepreneurship
    •   Shari’ah Complaint Home Financing