Decades of parsing turgid legal documents have not dampened the
enthusiasm of octogenarian Islamic scholar Sheikh Hussein Hamed Hassan.
He gets agitated as he searches for a paper among piles of documents
strewn across his posh Dubai office.
Wearing a dark grey suit with
no tie, the Egyptian-born academic talks to a visitor for almost two
hours about Islamic banking, which he has been instrumental in
developing over half a century of writing and lecturing.
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