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|Global Knowledge Gateway||
Globally, there is increasing demand from both Muslims and non-Muslims for more information on Islamic finance. From a commercial standpoint, more institutions are seeking guidance on the regulations, standards, compliance, and legal processes used to conduct business activities in accordance with Sharia law, the moral and ethical code of Islam, which underpins Islamic finance. Professional accountants working in business, especially those in the finance sector, are often involved in finance and investment decisions and either may be required to apply Sharia or else may wish to consider alternative methods and solutions. Similarly, many accounting firms provide advice to organizations and individuals to support Sharia-compliant finance, including investment decisions and financial planning. See the full overview.
by Jaseem Ahmed, Secretary General, Islamic Financial Services Board | November 16, 2015
This three-part article was adapted from Mr Ahmed’s speech at the 1 st Global Ethical Finance Forum in Edinburgh on September 2, 2015.
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The Year in Review: A Look Back at Viewpoints from 2015For the accountancy profession, 2015 was a forward-looking year. The need to attract and develop new talent, embrace rapidly changing technological trends, and demonstrate how the accountancy profession is playing a wider role in society were
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 29, 2015
Ethics in Islamic Finance: Embracing Duties and Consequences in the Post-Crisis EnvironmentThis three-part article was adapted from Mr Ahmed’s speech at the 1st Global Ethical Finance Forum in Edinburgh on September 2, 2015.
by Jaseem Ahmed, Secretary General, Islamic Financial Services Board | October 19, 2015
How Islamic Finance Facilitates Green InvestmentIslamic finance is beginning to provide investors with green financing initiatives, initiatives that have similarities and differences with their Western counterparts.
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | March 23, 2015
News and Resources
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The Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions
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GCC Banks Increasingly Keen to Deploy FinTech
Khaleej Times - February 21, 2017
Islamic Finance Sees Big Growth in Europe
Arab News - February 1, 2017
CPEC Likely to Unleash Potential of Islamic Finance Schemes
Pakistan Observer - January 13, 2017
Morocco Turns to Islamic Finance
Morocco World News - January 5, 2017
On Conclusion of 3rd Meeting of AAOIFI Governance and Ethics Board, AAOIFI Issues Exposure Drafts for Standards on Central Shari’ah Boards and External Shari’ah Audit
AAOIFI - January 3, 2017
Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Assume the IFSB Chairmanship for 2017
Islamic Financial Services Board - December 15, 2016
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