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Shari'ah Ratings on Islamic Financial Products

Shari'ah Ratings on Islamic Financial Products
 What is Shari'ah rating:Shari'ah rating is a process the purpose of which is to provide the public with an independent appraisal that assesses the commitment of the management of a financial...
Mohamed Elgari | May 16, 2016 |

Riba (Interest) in Islam and Other Major Religions

Riba (Interest) in Islam and Other Major Religions
Defining RibaThe Holy Qur'an did not give any definition for the term for the simple reason that it was well known to its immediate audience. It is like the prohibition of pork, liquor, gambling,...
Mohammad Nahid Imam | May 02, 2016 |

STARS: A Framework for Islamic Finance Development

STARS: A Framework for Islamic Finance Development
I have been active in the field of Islamic Finance for a number of years now and during that time have been asked many questions. The most frequent question has been “Do I have to be a Musli...
Daud Vicary | April 20, 2016 |

The Diary of a Shariah Scholar

The Diary of a Shariah Scholar
Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from the book “Shariah Minds in Islamic Finance” by Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar. The recently launched book provides a unique and powerful insight in...
Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar | April 14, 2016 |

The Instability of the Financial System and the Coming Financial Crisis

The Instability of the Financial System and the Coming Financial Crisis
A webinar by Tariq Al-Rifai in March 2016, on the instability of the financial system and the coming financial crisis:
IB Insights | April 06, 2016 |

Risk sharing and risk shifting

Risk sharing and risk shifting
Classical sources of Islam prohibit interest transactions but encourage business partnerships and trade. While interest transactions shift risks from the capitalist to the entrepreneur, partnerships...
Murat Cizakca | April 06, 2016 |

Invitation to attend AAOIFI International Conference in Madinah AlMonwwarah

Invitation to attend AAOIFI International Conference in Madinah AlMonwwarah
It gives us a great pleasure to invite you to attend AAOIFI’s International Conference, marking its 25th anniversary, that convenes under the broad title: “The Islamic Finance Industry:...
Dr. Hamed Merah | March 31, 2016 |

Can Finance Be Socially Conscious?

Can Finance Be Socially Conscious?
Courtesy of the Islamic Finance and Ethics Society. The first student-led Islamic finance conference - a great job by the IFES!This video was recorded at the London School of Economics on 27 Februar...
Harris Irfan | March 23, 2016 |

The Future of Islamic Finance in Britain

The Future of Islamic Finance in Britain
Courtesy of the Islamic Finance and Ethics Society. This video was recorded at the London School of Economics on 27 February 2016.
Harris Irfan | March 22, 2016 |

Thoughts on Iran’s Toxic Banking Assets

Thoughts on Iran’s Toxic Banking Assets
Imagine that your bank’s bad loans totalled 15% of its balance sheet. What conclusion would you draw? The bank lacks credit control, customers are dishonest, rates are exorbitant, or the marke...
Abdulkader Thomas | March 16, 2016 |