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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 |

Islamic Finance in France

Islamic Finance in France
Take-off delayed: Despite favourable demographics, France lags behind its European neighbours in the development of the Islamic finance industry. Photograph: Shutterstock.  With approxi...
Ezzedine Ghlamallah | November 30, 2014 |

Waqf & Its Implications for the Modern Economy (Part 1)

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 revitalised....
Murat Cizakca | November 01, 2014 |

Poverty and Economic Growth: Does Pro-Growth mean Pro-Poor?

Poverty can grind down countries and people. Almost 15 years on from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the debate rages on, with causes and remedies still surrounded by contention. The question...
IB Insights | October 03, 2014 |

“Africa rising”: Sukuk appetite spreads

A new frontier seems to be opening for the global sukuk market. With conventional investors appetite for African bonds waning, governments in the region are looking at the Sukuk market to diversify...
IB Insights | September 01, 2014 |

Intra-OIC Trade - The Lost Decades

Intra-OIC Trade - The Lost Decades
It is not easy to find economists that agree on something. But international trade seems to be the exception: free trade is better than protection. Or in the words of Adam Smith: “if protection...
IB Insights | June 19, 2014 |