Dr. Aima, is a lifetime lecturer and researcher. She holds a Ph.D. in Microfinance from Deakin University Australia and a Master’s in Finance from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She was awarded the Australian Development Scholarship (2005) and DIKTI Scholarship from government of Indonesia (2010). She was a research fellow at the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan) where she worked on the issue of Islamic Banking product development. Her major research interests are on microfinance, islamic charity, islamic economics, and islamic finance. She contributed several books chapters to the Handbook of Research on Development and Religion and Islam and Development. She also participated in several reputable conferences held in Qatar, Turkey and Indonesia. Her research appears in various journal including Journal of Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance, Financial Management Studies, International Research Journal of Business Studies, International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management and Economics.