About Me

Assalaamu’alaikum! Hi!

My name is Muhamad Abduh. I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, in May 1981. I went to SDN 07 Pagi, Kalisari, Jakarta Timur for my primary school and SMPN 203 and SMU Negeri 39, Jakarta Timur, for my High school.

I obtained my Bachelor of Science (Statistics) from Bogor Agricultural University (Batch-36) in 2014 and Magister Hukum Islam (Fiqh al-Mu’amalat) from Ibn Khaldun University, Indonesia, in 2006. I also completed my Master of Economics degree from the Department of Economics of KENMS-IIUM in July 2009 and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Islamic Banking) also from KENMS-IIUM in February 2012.

Currently I work as an assistant Professor (Islamic Banking and Finance) at the School of Business and Economics, University of Brunei Darussalam. Prior to this, I was an assistant Professor (Islamic Banking and Finance) and the Head of Research at the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) from 2012 to 2015. I was the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Islamic Finance (JIF), the official journal of IIiBF.

My research interest is in the area of Islamic Economics, Business, Banking and Financial Markets. I presented papers in many conferences and published more than 50 journal articles in various reputable journals such as International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, International Journal of Excellence in Islamic Banking and Finance, Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, American Journal of Applied Sciences, Business Intelligence Journal, Journal of Islamic Finance, and et cetera. I have two single-authored books titled “Foundation of Islamic Finance” published by IIUM Press (Malaysia) and “Deposit Withdrawal Behavior in Islamic Banking” published by UNISSA Press (Brunei Darussalam). I have one co-authored textbook with Prof. Dr. Azmi Omar (former IRTI-IDB Director) and Dr. Raditya Sukmana which has been published by John-Wiley & Sons titled “Fundamentals of Islamic Money and Capital Markets”.

In early 2018 I was appointed as an Associate Editor of International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management (a Q2 journal, SCOPUS and Clarivate Analytics ESCI indexed, published by Emerald) and Editor-in-Chief of IQTISHADIA Journal of Islamic Economics and Business (a National accredited Journal and ranked “B” by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia).


I can be contacted here: muhamad@abduh.web.id or dr.muh.abduh@gmail.com