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Alfitri is an Islamic law professor at the Faculty of Sharia and Law, State Islamic University (UIN) Sultan Aji Muhammad Idris Samarinda, Indonesia. A sociolegal scholar with formal training in Islamic law, he obtained an LLB (Sharia) in 1999 and an MA in Islamic Law in 2004 from UIN Sunan Kalijaga. With a scholarship from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), he completed his LLM from the University of Melbourne in 2006. In 2015, he earned his PhD in Law from the University of Washington, Seattle, where he was a Fulbright scholarship recipient. His teaching and research interests are Islamic law and its intersection with law and society and law and religion in Indonesia. He has published works in the International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, Journal of Law and Religion, Asian Journal of Comparative Law, and Studia Islamika. His monograph Islamic Law and Society in Indonesia: Corporate Zakat Norms and Practices in Islamic Banks was published by Routledge in 2022. The book is one of the few Islamic legal studies monographs that employ empirical legal research to examine the role of Islamic law in the modern society of Indonesia.