Latest Issue: November 2016 (Volume 2 Issue 11)

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When it comes to pursuing an Islamic finance education, Pakistan may not seem like the likeliest choice for students who may instead look to Malaysia or to the UK, but considering the fact that many top Islamic bankers, leading Shariah scholars and prominent Islamic finance experts hail from Pakistan and are a product of a Pakistani education, VINEETA TAN posits perhaps it is time aspiring Islamic finance professionals turn to Pakistan for answers.[...]

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Greater synergy needed to improve competency of graduates

The lack of soft skills among students and graduates entering the Islamic finance industry is the responsibility of three parties: universities, the Islamic finance industry and the government. Collectively, AGUS [...]

Interview

Interview with Syed Adam Alhabshi, manager of the Shariah Secretariat at MIDF

The Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals brings you an exclusive interview with Syed Adam Alhabshi, a manager of the Shariah Secretariat at Malaysian Industrial Development Finance (MIDF), a lawyer [...]

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Developing a New Generation of Islamic Bankers

Part 1 of 3 Developing a skilled workforce to support the rapid development of Islamic finance in the region How do current industry...

Previous Issue: September 2016 (Volume 2 Issue 9)

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Paying for grad school — Shariah compliant alternatives

When it comes to furthering one’s education, one has many major decisions to make — what course to take, which university to go to and how to pay [...]

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So you want a job?

Your years of hard study are about to be rewarded. It’s almost time to collect your postgraduate or graduate qualification. You are looking forward to enjoying your success. [...]

Industry Insight

Interview with Dr. Asmadi Mohamed Naim, Associate Professor and Shariah Advisor, UUM, BNM and SC

The Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals brings you an exclusive interview with Dr Asmadi Mohamed Naim, an illustrious Shariah scholar and educator with 13 years of experience [...]

Market Report

Jordan looks to retail Sukuk and Islamic private equity fund to boost economy

The Jordanian government is building its economic arsenal with Islamic finance as it looks to make Sukuk available at the retail level and have Islamic banks partner with [...]

Market Report

Regulator grants Pakistani Islamic banks option to dissociate from interest rate benchmark

In a sign of Pakistan’s maturing Islamic financial market, Islamic banking institutions now have the option to opt out from benchmarking certain products against interest-based benchmarks, a practice [...]

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