MassPoint’s Founder and Principal, Hdeel Abdelhady, spoke on Islamic Finance at Harvard Law School.
Ms. Abdelhady, who has acted as legal counsel to financial institutions, companies, and non-profit organizations on Islamic Finance, banking, and governance matters, teaches a course in Transactional Islamic Law at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Abdelhady’s work has included advising private and government-affiliated parties on the use of Islamic instruments and frameworks to advance public objectives, such as bolstering food security and supporting climate change and agriculture- related research and investment, including in furtherance of the Millennium Development Goals (succeeded by the Sustainable Development Goals).
Ms. Abdelhady is particularly interested in the Islamic waqf (trust/endowment), Islamic market regulation (hisba) and Shari’ah-based corporate governance as applicable to Islamic Finance and Banking and compared to conventional corporate governance frameworks.
A selection of Ms. Abdelhady’s articles on Islamic Finance and banking topics, which have been published in the World Bank Legal Review, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, and elsewhere, is available here.
The program, entitled “Islamic Finance: Principles and Strategies,” took place on March 6, 2018 at the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.