The Tale of a Proselyte Islamic Banker

Arsalan Aqeeq Islamic Banking, Islamic Finance Leave a Comment

I was a contended busy bee corporate banker, happily bogged in to structuring working capital lines, export refinancing, retiring import liabilities and funding large scale projects. Back then, it looked fulfilling and somewhat convenient experience underwriting financing facilities, rationalized by the few renowned C’s of credits including credit worthiness, collateral, cash flows, capacity etc. In essence, all I use to do is …

Talent Gap or Hypocrisy – The Outcry of Islamic Finance Talents

Sadia Karim Human Resources in Islamic Finance Leave a Comment

This was the headline of an article published on gulfnews last week – “Islamic Finance talent gap to reach 8,000 plus”. The same week, we received this via email – “I have done my Certification in Islamic finance and was looking for the opportunity in the field of Islamic finance. It’s very sad and unfortunate that I didn’t receive the …

Sustainability in the Islamic Economy

Joy Abdullah Islamic Economy Leave a Comment

For those of us involved in the dual industries of Islamic finance & halal, we are aware of the substantial growth in both industries. In their respective ‘silos’ both industries, individually, keep shattering growth forecasts! Yet the oft spoken about convergence of the two industries is, tangibly, yet to occur!  Quoting from the ‘state of the Islamic economy’ report–“In an …

From the Bazaar to Wall Street – Islamic Banking and Finance

Yurizk Islamic Banking, Islamic Finance Leave a Comment

Documentary on Middle East’s Alternative Financial System – Islamic Finance Featuring: Professor Volker Nienhaus (Economist), Farmida Bi (Commercial Lawyer), Dr. Mohammad Nedal Alchaar (Former Secretary General of AAOIFI), Professor Olivier Pastre (Economist), Shaykh Nizam Yaqubi (Shariah Scholar), Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (Shariah Scholar), Peter Casey (Manager DFSA) Publisher Description: An economic system based on religious principles. That’s Islamic Finance. But …