She is the Head of the Research Quality Office and Senior Researcher at the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). In her current capacity, she oversees the quality of research output for projects undertaken by ISRA. She also coordinates ISRA’s internal audit exercise. Previously, she was the Director of Research from 2013-2017. She is currently a member of the Shariah Committee of Maybank Islamic Berhad and a member of the Shariah Committee of SME Bank Berhad.
Dr. Marjan has published many articles in international and local refereed journals, produced a number of research papers on Islamic finance, written several book chapters, contributed to industry reports, and presented papers in various local and international conferences. She is the Editor of ISRA’s main textbooks including Islamic Financial System: Principles and Operations (2nd ed.), Sukuk: Principles & Practices, and Islamic Capital Markets: Sukuk: Principles & Practices. Dr Marjan is the project manager for both market reports on ‘The Role of Sukuk in Islamic Capital Market’ and ‘Islamic Fund Management’ funded by the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC). Dr. Marjan obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) from IIUM and graduated from her Master’s and PhD degrees at the same university.