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Sustainability of the Islamic Finance Market

Continued Innovation For Market Relevance And Future Growth Introduction Like its conventional counterpart, the Islamic finance sector has had to withstand numerous challenges over the years, most...

Islamic FinTech in the Post-COVID Era: Leading Or Lagging?

In the last two annual editions of GIFR, we have focused on the external shocks like the COVID-19, with references to some previous major...

Future of Instruction & Training in Islamic Finance

The Islamic finance industry has experienced a tremendous growth in recent years, it has more than 25% of all banking assets in GCC and...

Future of Islamic Finance as an Islamcompliant and not just a Shari’a- Compliant Phenomenon

This year’s theme of Developing a Distinct and Independent Value Proposition for Islamic Finance (DIVPIF) is GIFR’s boldest yet. Almost half a century since...

Responsible Finance Sukuk

Within the conventional responsible finance bond market, a series of labels has been developed to categories issuances of responsible finance bonds. The label used...

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Policy Note On Establishing An Effective Financial Consumer Protection Regime For Islamic Finance

Introduction The issue of information asymmetry is a predominant concern in the financial intermediation world. Information asymmetry can result in exploitation, misselling (deceptive practices) of...

Perspectives

MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT ANYTHING SHARI’A-COMPLIANT IS AUTOMATICALLY ETHICAL AS WELL. THEREFORE, THERE IS NO NEED FOR A SEPARATE EMPHASIS ON ETHICS IN ACTIVITIES...

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Islamic Banking And Finance

Future of Islamic Finance as an Islamcompliant and not just a Shari’a- Compliant Phenomenon

This year’s theme of Developing a Distinct and Independent Value Proposition for Islamic Finance (DIVPIF) is GIFR’s boldest...

Back To The Future Envisioning Islamic Finance As A Trade-oriented Phenomenon

Picturing a vision for Islamic finance for the second half of the 21st century entails some sort of...

Risks Facing Islamic Finance

A Possible Existential Crises Introduction Most countries of the world have committed to achieving the sustainable developmental goals (SDGs) launched by the United Nations in 2015,...

Islamic Economic Development

Post-COVID Policy of Bank Indonesia Relevance of Moral Values and Halal Sectors in an Islamic Economy The performance of Islamic economy sector and Islamic financial institutions...

Role of Risk-Sharing Islamic Finance in A Post-COVID World

Introduction When the world is facing twin hazards: health and exacerbated economic uncertainties, desperation is surging to either come out or adjust to the new...

The COVID-19 Pandemic: What Does it Mean for Islamic Finance?

After the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) almost a decade ago, many extraordinary transformations have taken place in the global financial system. A novel coronavirus,...

Minimising the Role of Cognitive Biases in Developing Shari’a- Compliant Products

“We are blind to our blindness. We have very little idea of how little we know. We are not designed to know how little...

Pause for Thought

Ribawi Commodities If gold, silver, wheat, barley, dates and salt are Ribawi commodities, does it mean other commodities are non-Ribawi? If gold, silver, wheat, barley, dates...

Takaful

Advancing Financial Inclusion Through Access To Takaful

KEY MESSAGES: As one of the four pillars of financial inclusion, takaful products can make a significant positive difference in the lives of...

Takaful In Nigeria The Role Of Shariah Advisory Committee

One important requirement found in regulatory requirements in most jurisdictions is the establishment of a Committee of Shari‘ah expert by Takaful Operators (TO). Depending...

Is Work-life Balance Possible In Today’s Digital Age?

As Sir Philip Nigel Ross Green, a British businessman and Chairman of Arcadia Group says, “it’s all about quality of life and finding a...

Isfire Cover Story

HIS EXCELLENCY AHMED OSMAN ALIGOVERNOR OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF DJIBOUTI ISFIRE has over the last 10 year featured some of the most distinguished political...

ISFIRE PERSONALITY

Luisa Evaristo Luisa Evaristo is the Chief Risk Officer of Etiqa Insurance & Takaful and member of the Senior Executive Committee of Maybank Ageas Holdings...

Asset Management

Revitalization Of Waqf For Socio-economic Development And Mobility

The institution of Waqf implies holding or setting aside certain physical assets by the donor (Waqif) and preserving it so that benefits...

How Islamic Finance Can Help The Government Of Pakistan Solve Its Water And Electricity Crisis: A Proposed Model Of Waqf-sukuk

It is alarming to know that Pakistan will reach absolute water scarcity by 2025, and on its way to become the most water-stressed country...

Dynamics Of Trust For Good‘Waqf’ Governance

The phenomenon of philanthropy is dynamic and complex involving different values and activities brought together to produce such a system. Waqf is one example...

Islamic Finance In Australia

The Pandemic and The Opportunity to Embrace Meaningful Policy Change During the peak of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, I received a call from...

Employee Sharp Owner Ship Plans

Why it matters for Islamic Financial Institutions Ownership of enterprises has evolved over the years, from investor-owned enterprises, and customer-owned enterprises to employee-owned enterprises. Besides...
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Fintech

Microfinance

BAZNAS and the Principles of Shari’a Safety, Regulatory Safety, and NKRI Safety

In order to maintain public trust, the management of zakat, infaq and alms (ZIS) funds and other social and religious funds (DSKL), BAZNAS RI...

Covid-19 Outbreak

The world is experiencing a global pandemic which may further result to a major recession after the 2008- 2009 global financial crisis. A sharp...

How Microfinance Can Be Used To Create Livelihoods

  BackgroundPoverty is a global issue, and not a national one. However, the issue runs deeper in the developing and underdeveloped countries but even the...

Islamic Social Finance Instruments: A Locomotive For Triggering Development

The current pandemic has pushed governments, policymakers, and academicians worldwide to rethink possibilities of designing new financing instruments for socioeconomic development. The COVID-19 pandemic...
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Capital Market

Islamic Versus Conventional Stock Market Indices Performance – Empirical Evidence From Turkey

The rapid growth of Islamic finance in general and Shari’a-compliant stocks, in particular, arises...

The Role of Indonesia’s Sovereign Sukuk

In Capital Markets Post COVID-19 Background and Milestone of Sukuk Negara As a country with the...

How The Covid-19 Global Pandemic Weighted Its Impact On Islamic Stock Markets?

The first months of 2020 have brought to the world an unprecedented global sanitary...

Pakistani Sukuk Vs The Malaysian Sukuk Market

GLOBAL SUKUK MARKET The total Global issuance of sukuk amounted to US$147.4 billion in 2021,...

IBF & SDGS

Islamic Principles Of Business Ethics And Consumer Protection

INTRODUCTION The importance of business can never be overemphasised. Business has always played a vital...

Global Warming

Issues And Role Of The Banking Sector In Managing The Challenges Of The Climate...

Renewable Energy: Islamic Finance And Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, all United Nations member states adopted “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,”...

Global Good Governance Summit And Awards 2022

Countries on the development trajectory typically follow the policies of economic stabilisation and sustainable...

Sustainability Reporting Securities and Exchange Commission (sec) Philippines

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Philippines is at the forefront of the progressive...

Human Resource

Astana International Financial Centre

The AIFC aims to support economic growth and foster the development of financial services...

WOMANi Of The Issue

AYESHA ASHRAF JANGDA SECTION HEAD, TRAINING & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT BANKISLAMI PAKISTAN LIMITED I was born and...

Womani Of The Issue

SUAD AL BALUSHI HEAD OF GLOBAL MARKETS DIVISION - BANK NIZWA SULTANATE OF OMAN There is...

3rd WOMANi Awards 2021

TOP 300 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN ISLAMIC BUSINESS AND FINANCE Women in the contemporary Muslim...

Resetting the Balance

Today, terms like women empowerment, feminism, girl-power, me-too movement, influencers and the broader social...

IFCI

Islamic Finance Country Index – IFCI 2019

Developed by Edbiz Consulting in 2011, Islamic Finance Country Index (IFCI) is the oldest...

Islamic Finance Country Index – IFCI 2018

Developed by Edbiz Consulting in 2011, Islamic Finance Country Index (IFCI) is the oldest...

Islamic Finance Country Index – Ifci 2017

Developed by Edbiz Consulting in 2011, Islamic Finance Country Index (IFCI) is the oldest...

Islamic Finance Country Index – Ifci 2016

Since 2011, we have been constructing, maintaining and reporting Islamic Finance Country Index (IFCI)...

Performance Of Shari’acompliant Equities: A Case Study Of India

The world’s economic center of gravity is gradually shifting from the established wealthy economies...

Islamic Social Responsibility

Sustainable Synergies between Islamic Social Finance and Bankable Nature Solutions

Introduction Our world faces major challenges. The negative impacts that arise from biodiversity loss and...

Translating Sustainability into Islamic Social Finance

Translating the meaning of sustainability from the realm of conventional capitalism (where the concept...

Islamic Social Finance Tools for Development

As stated in World Investment Report 2014 by United Nations Conference on Trade and...

A Blended Model of Islamic Social Finance to Alleviate Poverty and Boost Economic Development: A Post-COVID-Approach

The principles of Islamic economics and finance create social finance that possesses the potential...

Combining Sukuk with Waqf for Socio-Economic Development

Waqf has historically played a crucial role in poverty alleviation and socio-economic development throughout...

Industry Overview

An Overview of the Global Islamic Financial Services Industry

Since 2010, GIFR has reported briefs on the state of affairs of the global...

Overview of The Global Islamic Financial Services Industry

Introduction: “The real thing about Islamic finance is that it is not only about Islamic...

Overview Of The Global Islamic Financial Services Industry

Introduction Islamic banking and finance (IBF) is growing in popularity but with a declining trend....

State Of The Global Halal Industry

The global halal industry is currently growing at 8% year-on-year and valued at US$3.2...

Standardization In The Islamic Banking & Financial System Through  The Methodology Of Inclusion  & Expansion

Islamic banking and finance today is making giant strides in terms of the development,...

Philanthropy

Zakat Empowerment To Support Batik Artisan

Batik is a beautiful traditional Indonesian fabric.  It is made by wax-resist dyeing application...

Islamic Social Enterprise And Its Potential Roles During Covid-19

The 2019 pandemic caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new tragedy for...

Zakat To Fight Against Covid-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic has come as a bit of a bombshell for countries all over...

Pause For Thought

Collection of payments through technology-based vehicles like crowdfunding platforms have now allowed product developers...

Discovering The Pillars Of Islamic Social Enterprise

Economic activities, which are generally divided into three sectors — public, private and non-profit,...

Interviews