Welcome to the Islamic Finance Resources blog, a grassroots initiative started by industry professionals and supported by practitioners from around the globe.

We constantly update this site and its overall content, and encourage you to use the various navigation tools available and welcome your feedback and comments.
A few of the resources that you can find in this site:
- Funds@Work: Network Analysis Among Sharia Scholars v 4.0
- ISRA: Islamic Finance Knowledge Repository
- IFSB-IRTI-IDB Islamic Finance and Global Stability Report
- Sukuk Reports: I, II, III, and IV
Much more available under 'Industry Reports' and 'Academic Papers' (right hand side menus)

Islamic Finance in the News

Islamic Markets on Twitter


Survey: Perspectives on Trends in Islamic Finance

Hello Global Islamic Finance Resources community,

We are a team of MBA students working on a research project revolving around trends of the Islamic Finance industry. We are hoping to gather some feedback and opinions from the GIFR community on some identified trends that we believe exhibit increasing prominence in shaping the industry for the future. We have prepared a short questionnaire that would take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Your responses would go a long way in assisting us in our research.

Thanks in advance!


Message from the President and CEO, INCEIF



Maqasid al Shari’ah in the Prohibition of Riba and their Implications for Modern Islamic Finance

Maqasid al Shari’ah in the Prohibition of Riba and their 
Implications for Modern Islamic Finance
By Monzer Kahf

"This paper aims at re-visiting, from the angle of modern finance, the objectives of Shari’ah in regard to the prohibition of Riba and examining the consistency of such Fatawa with these objectives and whether there are any Shari’ah-intrinsic alternatives that satisfy the same finance purposes which such Fatawa thought to achieve."