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IN-PERSON - Exclusive Interview with Professor Datuk Dr. Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim

June 26th, 2018 |

Professor Datuk Dr. Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim has an international reputation as a leader and authority in the Islamic financial services industry (IFSI), at both professional and academic levels. He has played a pioneering role in the development of Islamic finance globally. His leadership in the setting of accounting, auditing, governance, Shariah and regulatory standards, as well as in the development of high quality short-term financial instruments to facilitate liquidity management for Islamic financial institutions, has been highly instrumental. He is also a recipient of numerous globally accredited awards. In 2016, he was conferred the Royal Award for Islamic Finance by the King of Malaysia, His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The Banker has also identified him as one of the most respected figure in the Islamic financial sector, and Euromoney has named him as one of the top 20 individuals who have so far come to the forefront of the industry. With that, I-FIKR Digest is delighted to be able to publish excerpts from his interview conducted by Dr Shariq Nisar and Prof. Dr. Umar Farooq in Doha, Qatar. 

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Cash Waqf and its Promising Prospects

July 7th, 2018 |

Dr. Mohammad Mahbubi Ali & Shabana Hasan [1]

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IN-PERSON - Exclusive Interview with Professor Datuk Dr. Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim

June 26th, 2018 |

Professor Datuk Dr. Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim has an international reputation as a leader and authority in the Islamic financial services industry (IFSI), at both professional and academic levels. He has played a pioneering role in the development of Islamic finance globally. His leadership in the setting of accounting, auditing, governance, Shariah and regulatory standards, as well as in the development of high quality short-term financial instruments to facilitate liquidity management for Islamic financial institutions, has been highly instrumental. He is also a recipient of numerous globally accredited awards. In 2016, he was conferred the Royal Award for Islamic Finance by the King of Malaysia, His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The Banker has also identified him as one of the most respected figure in the Islamic financial sector, and Euromoney has named him as one of the top 20 individuals who have so far come to the forefront of the industry. With that, I-FIKR Digest is delighted to be able to publish excerpts from his interview conducted by Dr Shariq Nisar and Prof. Dr. Umar Farooq in Doha, Qatar. 

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Sustainable Economics and the Financial System: A Brief Overview

June 26th, 2018 |

The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 gave lie to the soothing mantras of neoliberal economics that capitalism is an inherently stable system which constantly adjusts itself to seek equilibrium. According to that world view, economic downturns are caused by external shocks like natural catastrophes. In fact, the capitalism we live under is a system that generates crises internally, constantly lurching from one crisis to another. The post-World War II period under the Bretton Woods monetary system, which lasted until 1971, was a notable exception to that larger pattern. There has, however, been an average of ten financial crises a year somewhere in the world virtually every year since the collapse of Bretton Woods.

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Response of Bursa Malaysia’s Shariah Committee on Comments and Observations of Mr. Ahmad Ali Siddiqui

June 13th, 2018 |

Response of Bursa Malaysia’s Shariah Committee on Comments and Observations of Mr. Ahmad Ali Siddiqui, the Executive Vice President at Meezan Bank's Product Development and Director, IBA Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance

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Tailoring Islamic Banking Products for Women

April 8th, 2018 |

--- First published on June 2014 in ISRA Space Magazine ----

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