Dr. Mohammad  Omar Farooq

Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq

Associate Professor
University of Bahrain, Bahrain


Highest Degree
Postdoctorate in Sustainable Development and Appropriate Technology from University of California, USA

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Biography

Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq is currently working as Associate Professor at Department of Economics and Finance, College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain. He has completed his PhD from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA in 1988, and Post Doctorate in Sustainable Development and Appropriate Technology from University of California, USA. Previously he was appointed as Dean at Faculty of Business and Financial Sciences, Royal University for Women, Bahrain, Head of Centre for Islamic Finance, BIBF, Head of Centre for Research, Coordinator, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Review and QQA Visit, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa, Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Assistant Professor of Economics at Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, and Adjunct part-time faculty of Economics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. He is also supervising graduate thesis as well as undergraduate internships and special projects in the field of Economics, Finance and Islamic Banking/Finance. He is also serving as Chair of College Quality Assurance and Accreditation Committee, College of Business Administration, UoB, external member of Rating Committee, International Islamic Rating Agency, Bahrain. He has published 1 book, 8 chapters in books, and 22 research articles in journals contributed as author/co-author. Dr. Omar received honors includes Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, Ciriacy Wantrup Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Energy & Resources Group from University of California, Berkeley, President’s Fellowship, and Crenshaw Leadership Award from Center for International Education, UTK. He is also acting as member of editorial board and reviewer for journals such as International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance, International Journal of Excellence in Islamic Banking and Finance, Journal of Islamic Financial Studies, International Journal of Social Economics, Journal of Contemporary Business Issues, Journal of Developing Areas, KAU International Journal of Islamic Economics, and founding moderator and Review of Islam and Economics/Finance.

Area of Interest:

Economics
100%
Economic Development
62%
Financial Markets
90%
Islamic Economics
75%
Islamic Banking
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Farooq, M.O., 2015. Islamic finance and debt culture: Treading the conventional path? Int. J. Social Econ., 42: 1168-1195.
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  2. Farooq, M.O. and N. El Ghattis, 2015. Qard Hasan, credit cards and Islamic financial product structuring: Some Qur'Anic and practical considerations. J. Islamic Financial Stud., 1: 1-17.
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  3. Al-Shammari, M., M.O. Farooq and H. Masri, 2015. Multiple Criteria in Islamic Portfolio Selection. In: Multiple Criteria Decision Making in Finance, Insurance and Investment. Al-Shammari, M. and H. Masri (Ed.). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland., ISBN: 978-3-319-21157-2, pp: 1-7..
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  4. Ibrahim, A.A., R.J. Elatrash and M.O. Farooq, 2014. Hoarding versus circulation of wealth from the perspective of maqasid al-Shari'ah. Int. J. Islamic Middle East. Finance Manage., 7: 6-21.
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  5. Farooq, M.O., 2014. Islamic wealth management and the pursuit of positive-sum solutions. Islamic Econ. Stud., 22: 99-124.
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  6. Farooq, M.O. and M.H. Reza, 2014. Dow jones islamic market US index: Applying technical analysis from a comparative perspective. Int. J. Islamic Middle East. Finance Manage., 7: 395-420.
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  7. Farooq, M.O., 2013. Contemporary Islamic Economic Thought. In: Contemporary Islamic Finance: Innovations, Applications, and Best Practices. Hunt-Ahmed, K. (Ed.). John Wiley, USA., pp: 19-37..
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  8. Farook, S. and M.O. Farooq, 2013. Shariah governance, expertise and profession: Educational challenges in Islamic finance. ISRA Int. J. Islamic Finance, 5: 137-160.
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  9. Farooq, M.O., 2012. Exploitation, profit and the riba-interest reductionism. Int. J. Islamic Middle East. Finance Manage., 5: 292-320.
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  10. Farooq, M.O., 2011. Toward Our Reformation: From Legalism to Value-Oriented Islamic Law and Jurisprudence. The International Institute of Islamic Thought London, Washington, USA., ISBN: 978-1-56564-371-0, Pages: 320..
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  11. Farooq, M.O., 2011. Self-interest, homo Islamicus and some behavioral assumptions in Islamic economics and finance. Int. J. Excellence Islamic Banking Finance, 1: 52-79.
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  12. Farooq, M.O., 2011. Qard Hasan, Wadi'ah/Amanah and bank deposits: Applications and misapplications of some concepts in Islamic banking. Arab Law Q., 25: 115-146.
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  13. Farooq, M.O., 2011. Analogical reasoning (qiyas) and the commodification of women: Applying commercial concepts to the marital relationship in Islamic law. Islam Civilisational Renewal, 3: 154-180.

  14. Farook, S.Z. and M.O. Farooq, 2011. Incentive-based regulation for Islamic banks. J. Islamic Accounting Bus. Res., 2: 8-21.
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  15. Farooq, M.O., 2009. The riba-interest equation and Islam: Reexamination of the traditional arguments. Global J. Finance Econ., 6: 99-111.
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  16. Farooq, M.O., 2009. The challenge of poverty and mapping out solutions: Requisite paradigm shift from a problem-solving and Islamic perspective. J. Islamic Econ. Banking Finance, 5: 45-76.
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  17. Farooq, M.O., 2009. Riba, interest and six hadiths: Do we have a definition or a conundrum? Rev. Islamic Econ., 13: 105-141.
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  18. Farooq, M.O., 2009. On overstretched critique and mathematization of Islamic economics. J. King Abdulaziz Univ. Islamic Econ., 22: 83-89.
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  19. Farooq, M.O., 2008. The challenge of poverty and the poverty of Islamic economics. J. Islamic Econ. Banking Finance, 4: 35-58.
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  20. Farooq, M.O., 2007. The riba-interest equivalence: Is there an Ijma (consensus)? Transnational Dispute Manage., Vol. 4. .

  21. Farooq, M.O., 2007. Stipulation of excess in understanding and misunderstanding riba: The al-jassas link. Arab Law Q., 21: 285-316.
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  22. Farooq, M.O., 2007. Partnership, equity-financing and Islamic finance: Whither profit-loss sharing? Rev. Islamic Econ., 11: 67-88.
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