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ADIB Capital Invest 2 Ltd Sukuk (Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank) USD 750 Million - Prospectus

ADIB Capital Invest 2 Ltd Sukuk (Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank) USD 750 Million - Prospectus
ADIB Capital Invest 2 Ltd Sukuk (Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank) USD 750 Million - ProspectusFatwa, Fiqh, Ijara, Islamic banking, Mudaraba, Mudarib, Murabaha, Shariah, Sukuk, Takaful, Wakalah, Zakat, Usufruct...
IM Insights | September 23, 2018 |

After the Ferrari is Gone: Trust in the Financial Services Industry

After the Ferrari is Gone: Trust in the Financial Services Industry
10 years after Lehman, only a slim majority trust the financial services industry. Rebuilding trust takes transparency, accountability and a focus on the real economy which should be good news for Isl...
Blake Goud, Daud Vicary, and Kurt Lieberman | September 22, 2018 |

Moody's: Islamic Finance Poised to Expand in Africa, as Financing Needs Increase

Moody's: Islamic Finance Poised to Expand in Africa, as Financing Needs Increase
Moody's: Islamic Finance Poised to Expand in Africa, as Financing Needs IncreaseIslamic banking, Sukuk, Credit Risk
IM Press Release | September 20, 2018 |

The Influence of Company Performance to the Total Financing Provided by a Syariah Bank in Indonesia

The Influence of Company Performance to the Total Financing Provided by a Syariah Bank in Indonesia
The Influence of Company Performance to the Total Financing Provided by a Syariah Bank in IndonesiaIslamic banking
Syifa Wati | September 17, 2018 |

Understanding What is Forbidden (Haram) in Financial Structures

Understanding What is Forbidden (Haram) in Financial Structures
Many critics and observers use terms such as Haram “Forbidden” far too easily to describe some financial and commercial structures. This stems from three main issues: The view...
Nizar Alshubaily | September 08, 2018 |

Islamic Finance Series: Introduction to Islamic Finance

Islamic finance series: ‘Introduction to Islamic finance’. Faizal Karbani, founder and chief executive of Simply Ethical, a financial services firm focusing on the provision of sharia-comp...
IM Insights | August 29, 2018 |

Form and Function: What makes financial products Shariah-compliant?

Form and Function: What makes financial products Shariah-compliant?
A common criticism of the Islamic Finance industry is concluding that Islamic and Conventional are exactly the same since many investment products seem similar because they serve the same function....
Nizar Alshubaily | August 19, 2018 |

Overview of the Global Halal Industry and Halal Tourism

Overview of the Global Halal Industry and Halal Tourism
The global Muslim population is growing at a rate of 3% per annum with an approximate total of 1.8 billion Muslims. This number will go up to 2.2 billion by 2030. Meanwhile, the trend of globalisati...
Hassnian Ali | August 11, 2018 |

Islamic finance and social infrastructure: A regulator’s perspective

Islamic finance and social infrastructure: A regulator’s perspective
The connection between Islamic finance and social infrastructure is important, but hard to articulate precisely. Islamic investors can be assumed to be at least to some extent value-driven, an...
Peter Casey | August 11, 2018 |

The Benchmark: Why do Islamic Banks Use Interest Rate Benchmarks?

The Benchmark: Why do Islamic Banks Use Interest Rate Benchmarks?
One of the areas that confuse Muslim and Non-Muslim observers of Islamic Finance is the use of interest rate benchmarks such as LIBOR in Islamic Finance transactions. This use they contend, at worst...
Nizar Alshubaily | July 26, 2018 |