Sharjah: Al Qasimia University’s (also called as AQU) Sharjah Centre for Islamic Economics (SCIE), under the patronage of Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, had organized a ceremony to honor the winners of the Al Qasimia University Award for Islamic Economics Research. The ceremony happened at the University Theatre.
President of the University, members of the Board of Trustees, the University Rector, deans of colleges, and members of the Academic and administrative bodies and students were present at the event.
Prof. Jamal Salem Al Tarifi, President of Al Qasimia University, honored the award winners. The President also congratulated them on the quality of research presented in Islamic economics studies.
Prof. Dr. Awad Al Khalaf, Acting Chancellor of the University, expressed his highest thanks and gratitude to the Ruler of Sharjah, and founder of the University, for His Highness’s generous patronage of the award, as this sponsorship adds value to one of the most important scientific activities that contribute to the renaissance of the economic sector, and the dissemination of the principles and values of Islamic economics, according to scientific foundations, and qualitative scientific research taking into consideration the real need of building a solid economy that achieves UAE development.
The researchers awarded are:
- Dr. Badr Al Zaman Khamqani from the Republic of Algeria, Dr Khamquani is a winner in the field of economics for the research entitled ‘A proposed strategy to accelerate the pace of digital transformation in Islamic banks.’
- Dr. Ahmed Abdel Rahman Ahmed Al Majali from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, won in the field of law for the research entitled ‘Blockchain technology compatibility with Islamic financial transactions.’
- Prof. Dr. Aisha Muniza from the Maldives, won in the field of Economics for the research entitled ‘Development of a Digital Islamic social stock exchange.’
Dr. Yasser Al Hosani, SCIE Director, then announced the launch of the fourth edition of the award under the title ‘Smart Islamic Financial Engineering.’