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M Iqbal Asaria is a Special Adviser on Business and Economic Affairs to the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain. In this capacity, he was a member of the Governor of the Bank of England’s working party set up to facilitate the introduction of Shariah compliant financial products in the UK market.
Iqbal teaches various BA, BSc, MSc, MBA and MA level courses in Islamic Finance, Banking and Insurance. He is a visiting lecturer in Islamic Finance and Banking at CASS Business School.
Iqbal teaches the Islamic Finance, Accounting and Banking and Insurance courses at Bangor Business School. Iqbal takes the Islamic Banking and Finance module for the Chartered Banker MBA program of Bangor University.
Iqbal has been a contributing tutor to Durham University’s Summer School on Islamic Finance for the last eight years.
For the last ten years Afkar Consulting Ltd (ACL) has been organising the annual International Takaful Summit (ITS) in London, which attracts over 300 participants and providers from the global Takaful (Islamic Insurance) industry. The ITS is a leading thought forum for the global Takaful industry. Iqbal is the convenor of the ITS.
He was awarded the CBE in the 2005 Queen’s Honours List for services to international development.