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

Discussion Forum

The content of the Islamic Finance Resources Blog is complemented by a very active discussion forum within LinkedIn called Global Islamic Finance Resources. This group  shares the same objective of fostering an open discussion of the Islamic finance industry and mirrors the content from the blog (and vice-versa).  This network is open to all and its membership includes over 4,800 professionals from every corner of the world and from a wide range of backgrounds. Discussions cover the full range of Shariah compliant investments: long-only, private equity, real estate, exchange traded funds (ETF), structured products, etc. Islamic banking topics covered include the inter-relationship with Sukuk (primary issuance and secondary market) and Takaful institutions (as allocators and drivers of asset management products) and many more.

Some noteworthy discussions from the forum:

Shariah Compliant Structures
- Murabaha Contracts - Shariah Compliance Revisited
- The use of LIBOR as a Benchmark by Islamic Banks
- Should you be able to pay for a promise (Wa'd)?
- Islamic Alternatives to LIBOR
- The Malaysian Islamic Bonds Model

Industry-related Issues
- Why Islamic Finance Prohibits Short-selling...
- Islamic Finance, English Law and UK Courts
- The Employment of Shariah Scholars by Businessmen
- The role of Derivatives in Creating the Financial Crisis
- Does Islamic Finance Need a Voice?

In addition, the LinkedIn Group contains various subgroups:
- Islamic Finance - Accounting & Auditing
- Islamic Finance - Careers & Education
- Islamic Finance - Funds & Asset Management
- Islamic Finance - Takaful & Pensions
- Islamic Finance - Research & Reports