Dr. Norma Md Saad is a Professor at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia. Her areas of specialization are Islamic Economics and Islamic Finance as well as International Trade. Her teaching and research have been focused on waqf, Islamic microfinance and also the intra-trade patterns of major economic blocs and their impact on regional integration. She is actively doing research on the area of international trade among Muslim countries, implementing equity-based models of Islamic microfinance and investigating the efficiency of corporate entities in managing Waqf institutions in Malaysia and other selected countries. Prof. Norma has published a few books (which also includes chapter in a book) in the area of Corporate Waqf (IIIT), Islamic Finance (IKIM), International Trade (IIIT), Macroeconomics (IIUM Press, and Business Mathematics (McGraw Hill). She has also published some of her works in the internationally recognized refereed journals.
Dr. Siti Zubaidah Ismail is currently Associate Professor at Shariah and Law Department, University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She graduated with Bachelor of Shariah from University of Malaya, Master of Comparative Laws from International Islamic University Malaysia, LL.M from Birmingham University and PhD (Malaya). Her main research interests are on the Islamic law and criminal justice in contemporary Muslim countries, particularly in Southeast Asia. Her current research is on the history of Islam and Islamic law and the interaction of Islamic law in society relating to Muslim converts, inter-religious marriage, criminal justice, freedom of religion and human rights. She was Visiting Fellow at Asian Law Institute, National University of Singapore in 2010 and Visiting Scholar at Faculty of Law Universitas Indonesia in 2016. She was one of the recipients for AUA Scholars Award 2019 and UI-Resolv Visiting Scholar Awards 2016. Previously she was Head of Shariah and Law Department (2011-2016), Deputy Dean for Humanities and Ethics Research Cluster (2018) and the faculty's Deputy Director for Research and Development (2019-2021). Outside the University, she is Senior Research Fellow with Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA) since 2017 and Deputy Chairman of PERAMAH Foundation (an NGO) and exco member for Malaysian Alliance of Civil Society in the UPR Process (MACSA). She has more than 115 articles published and the author of four books.
1978 yılında Suudi Arabistan’ın Medine şehrinde doğdu. İlkokul ve ortaokul öğrenimini Medine’deki Übey bin Ka’b ve Nâfî el-Leysî adlı okullarda tamamladı. 1997 yılında Konya İmam Hatip Lisesi’nden, 2003 yılında Marmara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi’nden mezun oldu. Yüksek lisansını 2007 yılında Marmara Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü’nde “İlk Üç Asırda Muhaddislerin Meslekleri ve Geçim Kaynakları” adlı tez konusu ile tamamladı. Atatürk Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi İslam Tarihi ve Sanatları Anabilim dalında 2011 tarihinde başladığı doktorasını “Hattat Sâmi Efendi ve Hat Sanatındaki Yeri” isimli teziyle tamamladı. Hat sanatıyla da meşgul olan Kanbaş, nesih hattını Mehmed Özçay’dan, sülüs hattını ise Osman Özçay’dan meşk etti. Hâlen görevine M.Ü. İlahiyat Fakültesi Arap Dili ve Belagatı Anabilim Dalı’nda öğretim görevlisi olarak devam eden Kanbaş, evli ve iki çocuk babasıdır.