FREE Session Introduction to Islamic Finance


28th September 2020

6:00 PM AEST(GMT+10)   |   12:00 PM GST(GMT+4)   


The objectives of this course are to introduce Islamic Financial System to the participants and give them an overview of its complete ecosystem. So that the participants become familiar with its theoretical and conceptual basis, its sectors, products and services, current Industry trends, and its future prospects. This will be achieved by developing their understanding of shariah principles and rulings, Islamic financial transactions, historical and current developments, and major segments of the current industry. They will also gain a thorough understanding of current practices and future growth trends of the industry, so they could tap the business opportunities in this one of the fastest growing segments of finance.

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    Who should attend? (Participants):

    This important course is designed for middle and senior professionals as well as academicians and regulators who are required to have a general understanding and overview of the Islamic finance industry, including:

    • Finance Managers and Controllers
    • Strategy Directors and Managers
    • Budget, Corporate, Business and Financial Analysts
    • Project Managers and Risk Analysts
    • Investment and Management Accountants
    • Heads of Business Units and Business Planners
    • Financial Advisors and Corporate Analysts
    • Business Analysts
    • Academic Researchers
    • Regulators and policy makers
    • University Faculty Members and Students


    Dr Farrukh Habib is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Alif Technologies, Dubai, UAE. He is an expert in Shariah (Islamic law), finance and fintech. He is an advisor, consultant, trainer, and product developer by profession with a strong educational background and vast global experience. Previously, he was a Researcher at International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), a research institute under the Central Bank of Malaysia (BNM). He is also the co-editor of ISRA Journal of Islamic Finance (indexed by ESCI and SCOPUS) and reviewer of various reputable academic journals. He has been doing research in capital market, sukuk, banking and social & ethical finance. He has also been a prolific speaker in several international dialogues, conferences, and seminars; and extensively written in numerous academic journals, reports, research papers and business magazines.

    Dr Farrukh Habib holds a PhD degree in Islamic Finance from INCEIF, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He acquired a master’s degree (M.Sc.) in banking and finance from Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Prior to that, he obtained master’s and bachelor’s degrees from University of Karachi, both in economics. He also received traditional Islamic (Shariah) education through an extensive eight-years-course in Jamia Uloom-E-Islamya Banuri Town, Karachi, acquiring another bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Islamic studies.

    Key Takeaways for Participants:

    • Understand the essence of Islamic finance and its historical roots
    • Discover how Islamic legal principles and rulings play their role in constructing modern financial transactions
    • Learn about major sectors forming a complete ecosystem of Islamic finance
    • Improve your understanding of the governance and compliance framework
    • Explore the regulatory framework, including legal, accounting, auditing, and taxation issues
    • Examine the future trends and prospects of the industry

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