London, October 26, 2016 - The International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic finance (ISRA) and the Islamic Finance Council UK (UKIFC) jointly held an international thematic workshop at K&L Gates, One New Change, London, UK. The event attracted more than a hundred participants from various organisations and jurisdictions to extensively deliberate on the issue of Shari’ah governance of Islamic financial institutions. The speakers panel included leading international scholars as well as the Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan and representative from the Bank of England. The seminal External Shari’ah Audit Report was also presented at the event. The report, underpinned by the insights shared by more than 35 exclusive in-depth interviews with regulators, auditors and financial institutions in Bahrain, Oman, Malaysia and Pakistan, reviews the development of international regulations and early implementation challenges for external Shari’ah audit.
ISRA Thematic Workshop (ITW)
Kuala Lumpur, October 15, 2014- The International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) has organized a half-day thematic workshop titled, “Application of Tanazul (Waiver of Right) in Sukuk and Preference Shares: A Critical Analysis from the Shari’ah Perspective”. The workshop was held at the Multipurpose Hall, Lanai Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia, and attracted around 80 experts, comprising industry practitioners, academicians, Shari’ah scholars and regulators.
Algeria, May 5-6, 2014 - Faculty of Economics, Commerce and Management, University of Setif, in collaboration with the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), jointly organized an international conference on “Innovation and Financial Engineering Products and Application: Between the Conventional and Islamic Finance Industries”, and an international workshop on “The Role of Institutions, Research Centers and Supporting Bodies in the Development of the Islamic Financial Industries”. Although most of the papers and slides presentations were in Arabic, some were presented in English and French.
Kuala Lumpur, May 16, 2014 – The International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) with the collaboration of Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) organized the ISRA-MTA Takaful Thematic Workshop on research titled, “Takaful Benefit Protection System from Shariah Perspectives” at Lanai Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia,
Kuala Lumpur, March 14, 2014 – The International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) organized its first Thematic Workshop for 2014 at Lanai Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia, on research titled, “A Critical Analysis of the Current Islamic Banking Structure in Malaysia: Issues and Policy Implications”.