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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 (public and private sector) and a...


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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 HARTANTO  suggests that these...


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Pakistan – the next Islamic finance education hub?

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...


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World Bank holds Islamic finance seminar

US: Over 100 participants, including government officials, bankers, asset managers and academics from all over the world, participated in the World Bank- IFSB high-level seminar on Islamic finance and the sustainable development goals held at the...


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UIC launches Islamic finance MBA

MOROCCO: Universite Internationale de Casablanca (UIC) has launched an executive MBA in Islamic finance in partnership with Al Maali Institute. The program covers banking, finance, insurance and asset management.


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TEVTA to provide interest-free loans

PAKISTAN: The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) of Pakistan will extend PKR500 million (US$4.73 million) to Akhuwat to enable the latter to provide microfinancing facilities to support TEVTA graduates during the 2015-16...


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IR Academy holds IFQ course

UK: The Islamic Relief Academy (IR Academy) held a companion course for the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments’s Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) on the 22nd, 24th and 29th November as well as on the 1st December. Courses will...


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IBA CEIF announces new initiatives

PAKISTAN: The Center for Excellence in Islamic Finance (IBA CEIF) has launched the ‘Advanced Certificate in AAOIFI Shariah Standards’, a six-month certification launched in collaboration with Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan. Separately, IBA CEIF...


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UKIFC and ISRA hold workshop

UK: The Islamic Finance Council UK (UKIFC) and the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), in association with K&L Gates, have organized a workshop on Shariah governance. UKIFC and IFSA also launched the Shariah...


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Al-Salam supports BIBF in Islamic finance e-learning initiative

BAHRAIN: Al-Salam Bank has provided financial backing to the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) for the development of an Islamic finance e-learning platform that will revolve around the standards issued by AAOIFI. The e-learning...


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CBFS partners with AAOIFI

OMAN: College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS) signed an MoU with AAOIFI through which it will provide coaching and exam services for AAOIFI programs, conduct joint workshops, seminars and capacity building-related events with regards to...


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Waqf Fund allocates scholarships

BAHRAIN: Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) recently received a total of 31 scholarships from the Central Bank of Bahrain’s Waqf Fund for Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance.