Dr. Muhammad Al-Bashir Muhammad Al Amine is the Shariah Advisor of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) –Islamic Development Bank. Prior to joining ICD he was the Group Head of the Shari’ah Department of Bank Alkhair. Dr. Al-Bashir served earlier as the Head of Product Development and Shari’ah Compliance at the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM). He was also a part-time lecturer at a number of universities in Malaysia and Bahrain. Dr. Al-Bashir is the author of number of books and research papers including Global Sukuk and Islamic Securitization Markets: Financial Engineering and Product Development Brill, 2008) and Risk Management in Islamic Finance: An Islamic Analysis of Derivatives Instruments in Commodity Markets (Brill, 2008) Dr. Muhammad holds a LLB (Shari’ah) from the Islamic University of Madina, and a Masters and PhD in Law with particular reference to Islamic Finance from the International Islamic University, Malaysia