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Can Islamic finance benefit the non-Muslim world?

Harris Irfan talks to Manuela Saragosa on the BBC World Service: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02cf0rb This post was originally published in heavensbankers.com, on 27 November 2014.
Harris Irfan | February 17, 2015 |

World Islamic Economic Forum comes to Dubai

World Islamic Economic Forum comes to Dubai
British Surprise: UK announces sukuk plans.  Yes, I know it’s a picture of David Cameron from last year’s conference in London.  That was him telling the world London was op...
Harris Irfan | February 17, 2015 |

What Can the West Learn from Islamic Banking?

Sean Moncrieff of Ireland’s leading radio talk show, Newstalk, interviews Harris Irfan: http://www.newstalk.ie/player/home/Moncrieff/Highlights_from_Moncrieff/60992/ This post was orig...
Harris Irfan | February 17, 2015 |

Introduction to Islamic Finance at Oxford University

Introduction to Islamic Finance at Oxford University
Many thanks to Said Business School for hosting me. Part 1: Interview Part 2: Presentation This post was originally published in heavensbankers.com, on 25 January 2015.
Harris Irfan | February 14, 2015 |

Faith in Islamic finance on the rise

Islamic banking is gaining in popularity among non-Muslim customers. CNN’s Jim Boulden speaks with Harris Irfan, author of Heaven’s Bankers and MD of EIIB-Rasmala, Tirad Al Mahmoud, CEO of...
Harris Irfan | February 14, 2015 |

Living Islam

Living Islam
Courtesy of ALIWAY for Living Islam I had the pleasure of joining the UK’s largest gathering of Muslims earlier this month. Dubbed the Muslim Glastonbury by some elements of the press, it&r...
Harris Irfan | February 14, 2015 |

Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance

Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance
World Finance interview to find out whether Islamic finance can live up to its hype.  This post was originally published in heavensbankers.com, on 6 June 2014.  
Harris Irfan | February 14, 2015 |

Poverty & Underdevelopment in the Muslim World (Part 1)

The harsh reality of the present day Muslim World is that despite being in possession of enormous potential and immense resources [1], most of the countries are at a lower level of development, barrin...
Khalid Rahman | January 29, 2015 |

Indonesia: The Infrastructure and Bureaucracy Challenge

Indonesia: The Infrastructure and Bureaucracy Challenge
Economic powerhouse in waiting: Indonesia must address infrastructure and bureaucracy challenges to realise its potential. Antara/M. Agung Rajasa.Pencak silat is an Indonesian martial arts, in...
Shakeeb Saqlain | January 09, 2015 |

Waqf & Its Implications for the Modern Economy (Part 2)

Part 2: In this series of articles on IslamicBanker.com, renowned economist Murat Çizakça explores Waqf - one of the greatest institutions in Islamic history and how it can be...
Murat Cizakca | December 06, 2014 |