Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Muhammad Arif Zakaullah Economist and Scholar 1946 - 2017

Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Muhammad Arif Zakaullah Economist and Scholar 1946 - 2017

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Muhammad arif zakaullah, who served as deputy dean, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences and head, the Master in Management Program, Graduate School of Management, International Islamic University Malaysia (HUM), passed away on June 24,2017, six years after being diagnosed with colon cancer.

Armed with a doctorate (economics, Clark University) and two masters' degrees (Boston University), he taught at the Central New England College of Technology and at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. (1978-89) and then at HUM (1989-2011), where he also functioned as deputy dean of the faculty.

During his career he published more than 100 research articles on economics, globalization, political economy, Southeast Asian regional issues, and contemporary trends in American Christianity and politics. He also found the time to write two books: Religion and Politics in America: The Rise of Christian Evangelists and Their Impact (Beirut: Al-Zaytouna Centre, 2007) and The Cross and the Crescent: The Rise of American Evangelicalism and the Future of Muslims (Kuala Lumpur: The Other Press, 2004). …

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