Centre for Islamic Economic

Meet The Team

Yahiya Asim
Maulana Muhammad Yahya Asim


Mr. Asim is a renowned Shariah specialist and a practi¬tioner who has been in the field of Islamic Studies for over 20 years. He completed his Masters in Interna¬tional Relations and Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Karachi followed by a specialization in Islamic Fiqh and Fatwas (Islamic Jurisprudence) from Jamia Dar-ul-Uloom. In addition, he completed his specialization as Alimiyyah (Darse Nizami) and is currently pursuing his PhD.

He possesses a vast experience in the capacities of Shariah Advisor in renowned banks and Asset Man-agement Companies, Senior Member Shariah Audit Team in Centre of Islamic Economics, Faculty Member for Islamic Economics in Jamia Dar-ul-Uloom and Na-tional Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF) and delivers a series of lectures in the Islamic Centre of Omaha Nebraska, USA.

Deputy Advisor

Dr. Hassan Ashraf Usmani is a Shariah specialist and practitioner working in the Islamic Finance industry for over 10 years. He completed his specialization as Aalimiyah ( darse Nizami) and Islamic Fiqh and Fa¬tawa(Islamic Jurisprudence) from Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi. He then persued M. Phil in Islamic Finance (Aaofi Shariah Standards) and is now a certified Ph.D in Islamic Finance from the renowned Karachi Univer¬sity. His research thesis was ‘A Research Study On The Contemporary Financial Institutions And The Selected Principles Of Islamic Economics.

He possesses a vast experience in fatawa and research from Jamia Darul Uloom.His fatwas are also regularly published in Albalagh International Magazine. He has worked in the capacity of Sharia Advisors in renowned banks and asset management companies. He is also a Senior Member of Sharjah Audit team in Centre for Is¬lamic Economics and a faculty Member for Islamic Economics in Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi. He also de¬livers a series of lectures in Centre for Islamic Econom¬ics and other organizations on topics of Islamic Fi¬nance and Takaful.

Dr. Hassan Ashraf Usmani