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Introducing venture capital

Introducing venture capital
The "City of Two Continents": Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul connects Europe and Asia. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Islam prohibits risk shifting and encourages risk sharing. Cons...
Murat Cizakca | April 11, 2015

Policy Options for Poverty & Underdevelopment (Part 2)

There is a great need to translate the growth of Islamic Finance into visible development initiatives and poverty reduction in the OIC member countries by institutionalizing the potentials and pr...
Khalid Rahman | March 05, 2015

Could Islamic finance save capitalism?

Could Islamic finance save capitalism?
The Royal Exchange in London - founded in the 16th century as a centre of commerce for the City of London. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.    In 2010, the World Economic Forum invi...
Harris Irfan | February 17, 2015

BBC Radio 4: Debt and the Real Economy

Adair Turner on the politics of finance, Harris Irfan on Islamic finance, Charles Calomiris on the failure of government, and novelist Maggie Gee keeping it real by turning her wrath on the bankers on...
Harris Irfan | February 17, 2015

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