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Prof. AbdulRazzaq A. Alaro, FIFP, MCIArb, CIAE

Professor of Islamic Law, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria; Member, Financial Regulation Advisory Council of Experts, Central Bank of Nigeria; & Member, Takaful Advisory Council, National Insurance Commission.

Prof. Abdul-Razzaq Abdul-Majeed Alaro, is a Shariah expert, a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, and an internationally certified arbitrator, ACIArb, MCIArb (United Kingdom) and CIAE (Dubai). His area of specialization is Islamic Financial Transactions, with emphasis on banking, insurance and capital market, and has published in reputable peer- reviewed journals across the world. Currently, he is Professor of Islamic Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, where he has been teaching for over a decade Islamic Law of Contract, Islamic Property Law, Islamic Company Law, Islamic Medical Law & Ethics and Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh). In addition, Prof Alaro is a member of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Financial Regulation Advisory Council of Experts, and the National Insurance Commission’s Takaful Advisory Council. He has also served as advisor/consultant to the Debt Management Office, Securities & Exchange Commission and National Pension Commission, among others. He has also been invited to speak in many high impact fora, including International Shariah Scholars Forum (ISSF) in 2014, 2018 and 2020, International Islamic Liquidity Management Roundtable on Sukuk in 2016, African International Conference on Islamic Finance, in 2017 & 2019, SOAS Workshop on Islamic Finance, University of London in 2020, World Halal Expo in 2020, and International Islamic Liquidity Management Roundtable on REPO market in 2021. He also heads the Research and Translation committee of the Union of African Muslim Scholars, with headquarters in Bamako, Mali. Prof. Alaro is an alumnus of Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi-Arabia where he graduated as the best graduating student with a First Class degree in 1993, and was listed in 2017 as one of the most outstanding alumni of the university worldwide. In 2018, Prof. Alaro was announced as the Overall Winner of an Annual International Research Competition, organized by CDA, Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia. He was certified in 2021 by the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi-Africa) & African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN) as a Certified Accreditor for Programme and Institutional Accreditation for universities and other institutions of higher education. He speaks and writes fluently in both Arabic and English.

Email: aralaro@unilorin.edu.ng & aralaro@hotmail.com Telephone: +2348063192966