Ahmed recently earned a Master’s Degree in Economics and Management specilizing in “Business Professions and Administration” at the University of Ferrara. His desire to increase his knowledge on Islamic finance stems from his interest in finding an alternative approach to finance that may reflect his religious beliefs. His master’s thesis “The meaning of value and its theory in Islamic finance: a study between integration and business” is based on a national survey that analyses the quantitative participation of Islamic customers in the banking circuit and the customer potential that the Islamic population represents for banks. In particular, it focuses on the increasing number of Islamic cultural centres and the need for structured funding in line with the principles of Islam. Ahmed has been working for seven years as a professional educator in a community for minors.