Dr. Riyad Asvat received his PhD from the University of Melbourne where he lectured in Islamic Studies. His publications include: The Political Philosophy of Shaykh Abdalqadir al-Sufi; Economic Justice and Shari‘a in the Islamic State; Commercial Transactions of the Sarrafs (Moneychangers) and Awqaf al-nuqud (cash waqfs) in the Ottoman Caliphate; and Sufism – The Living Tradition: Sufi Epistemology Encounters Modernity in the Tariqa of Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Sufi. He has presented papers on the work of Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi at several international conferences. Currently his focus is on Islamic trade and commerce – mu‘amalat al-tijariyya.
Abdassamad Clarke has a BSc in mathematics and physics from Edinburgh University. He accepted Islam at the hands of Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi and at his suggestion studied in Cairo. He is co-editor with the late Abdalhalim Orr of the 2nd edition of Banking – the Root Cause of the Injustices of Our Time, and author of Follow the Money – a Muslim Guide to the Murky World of Finance.
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