Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance
Islamic finance is redefining the global financial landscape. But is it really a transparent solution to ethical banking? Can it maintain its ideals of social justice, or is it guilty of the very dangers that it seeks to avoid? Harris Irfan's blog expands on the themes in his critically acclaimed book, Heaven's Bankers, the only insider's narrative about the Islamic finance industry.
Many thanks to Said Business School for hosting me. Part 1: Interview Part 2: Presentation This post was originally published in heavensbankers.com, on 25 January 2015.
Islamic banking is gaining in popularity among non-Muslim customers. CNN’s Jim Boulden speaks with Harris Irfan, author of Heaven’s Bankers and MD of EIIB-Rasmala, Tirad Al Mahmoud, CEO of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, and Sultan Choudhury, CEO of Islamic Bank of Britain. This post was originally published in heavensbankers.com, on 26 November 2014.
Courtesy of ALIWAY for Living Islam I had the pleasure of joining the UK’s largest gathering of Muslims earlier this month. Dubbed the Muslim Glastonbury by some elements of the press, it’s nothing of the sort. More like the Muslim Hay-on-Wye. With 5000 ticket holders, many of whom camped on site, the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the UK’s...