The Perpetual Pain that Islamic Finance Industry Chose to Ignore

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Caution: This is not an organized article. This is a rant or random chain of thoughts. It contains sensitive material that may appear undesirable expression to some. I was browsing through the list of projects at Launchgood. Stopped and got stuck at this one “Riba Free Prescription: Fund my Interest Free Student Loan” . A deep emotion of sadness befell ...

Developing Inclusive & Sustainable Economic and Financial Systems – Download 5 Books

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5 Volume Book: Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Economic and Financial Systems Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals ISBNS: 978-9927-118-21-0, 978-9927-118-22-7, 978-9927-118-23-4, 978-9927-118-24-1, 978-9927-118-20-3 Cover design: Natacha Fares Copyright © 2015 The Author Publisher Description: Our 5 volume new books on the role of Islamic economics and finance in promoting inclusive and sustainable development can now be downloaded at the following links Volume 1: Access to Finance ...

Marketing Islamic Finance

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The Islamic finance & banking industry has a tremendous opportunity both within the global Muslim community and the non-Muslim community. Capitalising on this opportunity depends on four critical success factors: how well an organisation is able to develop 'trust' with its consumers how well the employee engagement of the brand is understanding people behaviour using social media strategically The market-entry ...

Innovators in the Islamic Economy

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Ebrahim Patel is the Chairman of the WIEF Young Leaders Network, a global platform connecting young leaders from across the world. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the WIEF Young Leaders Network and the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF).

5 reasons why Islamic finance should be on G20 policy reform agenda

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Turkey is the 2015 host Presidency of the G20. India, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia are the other G20 countries with very large Muslim populations. Muslims in a number of other G20 countries are reportedly increasingly relying on government welfare programs. Therefore, any policy initiatives that the  G20 countries will evolve will have far reaching consequences for the world as a ...

The Millenials are coming – How Islamic Finance is preparing for it?

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Couple of months ago I published a blog post "Is Islamic Finance suffering from linear thinking?" referencing a Goldman Sachs insight on millennials and their consumption patterns. GS now published a video about it. Watch video below. When we talk about Islamic Finance industry, how do we define the word 'industry'? Who are the stakeholders? Who are the consumers? Who are the service ...

21 Signs of How 2015 is Heading Towards a Monumental Year for Islamic Economy

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Before getting straight to the points, let's  get some of the definitions, facts and numbers quick. Islamic Economy: A subset of global economy where consumers prefer to consume products & services according to their Islamic faith. Although the primary driver of this economic subset is the growing number of Shariah sensitive consumers, the beneficiaries of the products and services are not ...

New Book: Mastering Islamic Finance – A practical guide to Sharia-compliant banking, investment and insurance

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Published by: FT Press Publish Date: Apr 6, 2015 Description A practical and accessible guide to Islamic finance that helps demystify the differences with conventional banking, enabling practitioners to develop Sharia compliant products for customers. The Islamic Finance industry is estimated to be worth $1.2 trillion and is growing globally at over 10% per year. Mastering Islamic Finance will give practitioners ...

7 ways Islamic Finance can up its Perception Game

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If in about 40 years, an industry is unable to create a concrete and unified human perception about what it stands for, there must be something inherently wrong in the approach it communicates and propagates its mission. Marketing gurus say, perception does not change over time; once it’s formed, it’s formed (unless it is shaken from its root). So what ...