Sheikh Hacene Chebbani was born in Algeria and has been living in Canada for over 15 years. In 1993 he graduated in Shariah (BA) from the Islamic University of Madinah with a grade of excellence. While there he took the opportunity to study Aqidah, Fiqh and Hadith with some of the notable scholars of that blessed city. Sheikh Hacene has worked in Islamic schools teaching Arabic language and Islamic studies and has served as Shariah consultant and head teacher for over 6 years in Canada. Sheikh Hacene is currently a religious director in IISC Islamic centre in Calgary where he gives regular classes and counselling for a diverse community. He is also an online instructor for Knowledge International University. He is married and has 5 children and enjoys sports and reading in his spare time. Sheikh Hacene has also completed an MA in Islamic Banking, Management and Finance from the University of Gloucestershire, UK. He is also the founder of Turning point Islamic finance research group.