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Thomas Jefferson’s “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” based on the Maqasid al Sharia (Goals of Sharia).

Thomas Jefferson’s “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” based on the Maqasid al Sharia (Goals of Sharia).
As I have begun working on the creation of a Central Islamic Finance Council for the United States Islamic finance industry, some of my professional colleagues have been critical, sending me messages...
Obeid Ruff | July 20, 2017

Islamic Finance Swimming Against the Tide

Can we consider the word "bank" a suitable name and therefore model before considering its application into Islamic finance? A little bit of a philosophical and historical question. The deficiencies...
RAGHIBI Abdessamad | June 05, 2017

Will the Circle be Unbroken?

Will the Circle be Unbroken?
Once again, I would like to thank you all for returning to this page. Your continuing feedback is a great blessing and is much appreciated. As many of you will have heard, I shall be retiring from...
Daud Vicary | June 22, 2017

Is CSR an Outsider to IFIs?

Is CSR an Outsider to IFIs?
The new trend in corporate self-branding is currently social & environmental responsibility as the pressure of civil communities and international NGOs push them to engage more funds to compensa...
RAGHIBI Abdessamad | May 21, 2017

Promoting the Values of Islamic Finance - Work to Do

Promoting the Values of Islamic Finance - Work to Do
Once again, I would like to thank you all for returning to this page. Your continuing feedback and engagement from each article I have written over the last year or so remains a great inspiration to...
Daud Vicary | June 03, 2017

Strengthening Legal, Information and Governance Infrastructure for Islamic Finance

Strengthening Legal, Information and Governance Infrastructure for Islamic Finance
A strengthening of legal, information and governance infrastructure for Islamic finance at the national level is part of the broader strategy needed to develop efficient and liquid money and capit...
Tariqullah Khan | May 14, 2017

Sukuk-Waqf as an efficient model for PPP in Muslim countries

The need for growing infrastructure project is a crucial component of the growth equation for any country. However, states cannot afford taking big investment project alone anymore due to budget const...
RAGHIBI Abdessamad | April 21, 2017

Malaysia — New Silicon Valley for the Global Islamic Digital Economy

Malaysia is rising as a digital hub and more people should pay attention. Kuala Lumpur — The world’s first Digital Free Zone Initiative was announced. The news was announced by Jack Ma, P...
Abd Elmohaimen Mansi | April 25, 2017

Relevance, Trust and Impact

Relevance, Trust and Impact
Once again, I would like to thank you all for returning to this page. Your ongoing feedback from each article I have written over the last few months is a great inspiration. The dialogue is a reflec...
Daud Vicary | April 21, 2017

What is Riba? The Islamic Finance Show on Islam Channel

What is Riba?  The Islamic Finance Show on Islam Channel
Salaam all.  After falling into apathy on social media, I have resolved to try harder.  Well, middle age is tough you know!  I like leather-bound notebooks, manual gearsticks and b...
Harris Irfan | April 21, 2017