Dr. Monzer Kahf (b. 1940 in Damascus Syria), received his Doctoral degree in economics in 1975 from the University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah in 1975. He has traveled all over North America for 34 years giving lectures on Islamic Financial laws and regulations and on Islamic economics and banking, Awqaf, Islamic Trusts, Islamic estate planning, charities in the Islamic Religion (Zakah), Friday Sermons in mosques and Islamic centers, etc. Currently he works as an independent consultant in these fields. See http://monzer.kahf.com/about.html.