ISLAMIC FINANCE TODAY

‘Islamic Finance Today’ was a Quarterly Magazine published by
Pioneer Publications – Sri Lanka. Since the launch of its first Issue
in September 2006, it has published many articles on Islamic Finance.  It was a quality Magazine and unfortunately publishers have now put on hold. The editor Mr Asiff Hussain also has left the organisation.

Listed below are the titles of the articles.

Previous issues of the magazines could be purchased from First Global Knowledge Centre at Collingwood Place, Wellawatte, Colombo 6,  subject to availability.

For enquiries, Please contact Mr Naeem Thowfeek.

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ISLAMIC FINANCE TODAY

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Issue # 1 – September 2006

  • CONTEMPORARY ISSUES FACING ISLAMIC BANKING & FINANCE
    – an Interview by Asiff Hussain with Prof. Mohamed Nejatullah Siddiqui
  • CHALLENGES TO ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE
    – by Dr Monzer Kahf
  • THE FUTURE OF ISLAMIC FINANCE & ECONOMICS
    – an Interview by Shariq Nisar with Prof. Rodney Wilson
  • LIQUIDITY RISK AND ITS MANAGEMENT IN ISLAMIC FINANCE
    – by Dr. Muhammad Al-Bashir Muhammad Al-Ameen
  • SECURITIZATION IN ISLAM
    – by Dr. Mohammad Obaidullah
  • CORPORATE CULTURE – AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE
    – by Mr Muhammad Ikram Thowfeek
  • PIONEERING TAKAFUL
    an Interview with Mr. Zaid Aboobucker, Manager –Operations, Amana Takaful  on the Islamic Insurance Industry in Sri Lanka
  • ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS OF SRI LANKA
    –         Country Survery
  • ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE – THREATS AND CHALLENGES
    – by Mr. Latheef Farook
  • ADAMS PEAK – Central Highlands of Sri Lanka – Where legend holds Adam dwelt after his fall from Paradise

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Issue # 2 – December 2006 – February 2007

  • ISLAMIC FINANCE: CONVENTIONAL DILEMMA
    – A survey by Dr. Shariq Nisar
  • WHAT’S ON THE CURRICULUM?
    – by Roshan Madawela
  • SEVENTH HARVARD UNIVERSITY FORUM ON ISLAMIC FINANCE
    – by Dr. Shariq Nisar
  • THE CASE AGAINST RIBA – An insight into the nature of interest and depreciating symbolic money
    – by Hifzur Rab
  • RIBA AND INFLATION
    –         by Qazi Irfan
  • ISLAMIC INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN INDIA
    –         by Dr. Shariq Nisar
  • PARKING SPACE NEEDED FOR TWO TRILLION
    –         by Roshan Madawela

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Issue # 3 – March – May 2007

  • RECIPE FOR SUCCESS – A LA MALAYSIA
    –         an interview with Prof. Dato Dr. Mohd Azmi Omar
  • TWENTY FIVE YEARS ON THE GROWTH OF ISLAMIC BANKING IN MALAYSIA
    –         by Nafis Alam and Prof. Bala Shanmugam
  • COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ISLAMIC BANKING AND INTEREST BASED BANKING
    –         by Dr. M.Y. Khan
  • THE GREENBACK – AS GOOD AS GOLD
    –         by Roshan Madawela
  • THE GRAMEEN PARADOX – Part I
    –         by Mohammed Robbani
  • TEA WITH PROFESSOR ARCHER
    –         an interview with Prof. Simon Archer by Roshan Madawela
  • ENSURING SHARIA’H COMPLIANCE FOR EQUITY PARTICIPATION
    –         an interview with Rushdi Siddiqui of Dow Jonew Indexes by Asiff Hussain
  • TRAINED PEOPLE – THE NEED OF THE HOUR
    –         an interview with Dr. Humayon Dar by Dr. Shariq Nisar
  • THE OBJECTIVES OF ISLAMIC BANKING – A MAQASID APPROACH
    –         by Mustafa Omar Mohammed
  • ZAKAH AND ITS USES
    –         by Dr Abu Shariq

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Issue # 4 – June – August 2007

  • MICRO CREDIT – THE ONLY SOLUTION TO POVERTY ALLEVIATION
    –         an interview with Mufthi Abdul Kadir Barakatulla by Asiff Hussain
  • ISLAM, POVERTY AND MICRO FINANCE – “Best Practices”
    –         by Dr Mohammad Obaidullah
  • RECONSTITUTION OF THE ISLAMIC WELFARE SYSTEM – POVERTY ALLEVIATION THROUGH THE INSTITUTION OF ZAKAH
    –         by Mohammed Robbani
  • SHARIAH FINANCING FOR ‘THE OTHER HALF’
    –         by Roshan Madawela
  • THE GRAMEEN PARADOX – Part II
    –         by Mohammed Robbani
  • CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
    –         by Dr M Y Khan
  • ISLAMIC BANKING & INSURANCE TAKES OFF IN AFRICA
    –         a survey by Mohammed Ibn Wazir
  • ISLAMIC FINANCE: FOCUS ON GROWTH & TECHNOLOGY
    –         by Rosie Kmeid
  • WAQF – AN IMPORTANT ISLAMIC INSTITUTION FOR SOCIAL WELFARE
    –         by Dr. Abu Shariq

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Issue # 5 – January 2008

  • DIGITAL EVOLUTION – THE IMPENDING REVOLUTION IN ISLAMIC FINANCE
    –         by Mohammed Robbani – INSIF
  • SHIFTING FOCUS – TOWARDS A NEW THINKING IN ISLAMIC FINANCE
    –         an interview with Ismaildeen Marikkar – Sri Lanka
  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN ISLAMIC FINANCE
    –         Mufti Barakatulla
  • RISK MANAGEMENT IN ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
    – by Dr. M.Y. Khan

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Issue # 6 – February 2008

  • CLEAN FINANCE FOR ‘ GREEN FUNDS’
    – by Roshan Madawela
  • HUGE POTENTIAL FOR ISLAMIC INVESTMENTS IN INDIA
    –         an interview with Syed Mohammed Beary
  • ISLAMIC FINANCE TRAINING – THE NEED OF THE HOUR
    –         an interview with Dr. Mohammed Burhan Arbouna
  • AL- RAHN – A NEW ERA IN PAWN BROKING
    –         by Tuan Samsudeen – Manager – First Global Al- Rahn Colombo
  • MICRO FINANCING – AN ISLAMIC APPROACH
    –         by Lokesh Gupta & Prof Bala Shanmugam
  • SHEIKH-UL-AZHAR TANTAWI’S CONTROVERSIAL FATWA ON BANK INTEREST – AN ERROR IN JUDGEMENT
    –         by Muhammad Ibn Wazir
  • THE NATURE OF PAPER MONEY – SOME HISTORY AND OBSERVATIONS
    –         by A L M Abdul Gaffoor

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Issue # 7 – March 2008

  • EXPLORING NEW AREAS – THE PATH TO PROGRESS
    –         an interview with Sheikh Esam Mohammed Ishaq
  • ISLAMIC FINANCE – A GLOBAL SUCCESS STORY
    –         by Muhammad Ikram Thowfeek
  • ISLAMIC BANKING & FINANCE – ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
    –         by Inthikab Idroos
  • HOLDING BACK THE TIDE
    –         an interview by Nadine Marroushi with Tarek El Diwany
  • SOCIAL SECURITY IN ISLAM
    –         by Dr. M.A.M. Shukri

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Issue # 8 – April 2008

  • ENSURING SHARI’AH COMPLIANCE
    –         an interview by Asiff Hussein with Dr. Zubai Usmani
  • TECHNOLOGY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF ISLAMIC BANKS
    –         by Ananda Samudhram, Mudiarasan Kuppusamy and Bala Shanmugam
  • ELIMINATION OF TAX BARS FOR ISLAMIC FINANCING
    –         by Suresh R.I. Perera, Director Tax & Regulatory KPMG – Sri Lanka
  • CASE STUDY: SHARI’AH MICROFINANCE, SLAVE ISLAND AND BEYOND
    –         by Roshan Madawela and Amjad Saleem

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Issue # 9 – May 2008

  • GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN – CAPITALISM IN THE WAKE OF A NEW ORDER
    –         by Roshan Madawela
  • BANK REORGANIZATION: THE ISLAMIC WAY
    –         by Dr. Shariq Nisar
  • SYNERGISING WITH THE SHARI’AH  – THE NEW MBAs
    -by Mohammed Robbani – INSIF
  • SUKUKS – THE EMERGING TREND IN ISLAMIC FINANCE
    –         by Suresh R.I. Perera, Director Tax & Regulatory KPMG – Sri Lanka
  • ISLAMIC MICRO FINANCE – A PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVE
    –         by M.H.M. Hanan & Abdul Kany – Sri Lanka
  • FINANCIAL OFFENCES IN ISLAM
    –         by Muhammad Ibn Wazir

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Issue # 10 – June / July 2008

  • ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE
    –         by Brian Kettell
  • RESEARCH TO ASSESS PERFORMANCE OF SHARI’AH COMPLIANT BANKS – THE NEED OF THE DAY
    –         by Roshan Madawela
  • WHEN WEST MEETS EAST – WHY CONVENTIONAL EQUITY SHOULD ADAPT TO SHARI’AH REQUIREMENTS
    –         an interview by Roshan Madawela with Alberto Brugnoni – Italy
  • HOME-MARKET BIAS AND SUPPLY-DRIVEN APPROACH HINDER ISLAMIC FINANCE
    –         an interview by Asiff Hussain with Douglas Clark Johnson
  • SUBPRIME MORTGAGE CRISIS AND ISLAMIC FINANCE
    –         by M K V Nair – Malaysia
  • THE SUBTLE NATURE OF RIBA
    – by Mohammed Robbani – INSIF
  • REALISATION OF THE WORLD’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL BENCHMARK IN ISLAMIC FINANCE
    –         by Margaret Spong

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Issue # 11 – August 2008

  • SOUTH ASIAN MARKET, 99 MILES MORE TO GO …
    –         by Roshan Madawela
  • ON ISLAMIC FINANCE IN INDIA
    –         an interview by Dr Shariq Nisar with M H Khatkhatay
  • IMPENDING DANGER – ISLAMIC INVESTMENTS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
    –         by Muhammad Ibn Wazir
  • WHY WE NEED AN ISLAMIC FINANCIAL SYSTEM
    –         by Latheef Farook
  • ISLAMIC INVESTMENT PROHIBITIONS
    –         by Brian Kettell
  • ISLAMIC   MICRO FINANCE: OUTREACH
    – by Muhammad Khaleequzzazam

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Issue # 12 – September 2008

  • HARD TIMES SPUR SEARCH FOR NEW FRONTIERS
    –         by Roshan Madawela
  • SHARI’AH SUPERVISION IN ISLAMIC BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
    –         by Shaikh H. Abdul Nazar
  • GLOBAL SUKUK MARKET – FAST ATTRACTING MUSLIMS & NON-MUSLIMS ALIKE
    –         by Faisal Hasan
  • FINANCIAL ENGINEERING SOME NEW TRENDS
    –         by Muhammad Ayub
  • PROMOTING HALAL ISLAMIC TECHNOLOGIES THROUGH ISLAMIC FINANCE
    –         by Ananda Samudhram, Nafis Alam & Prof Bala Shanmugam
  • TAKAFUL – ITS ORIGINS, DEFINITION, JUSTIFICATION AND PRESENT STATUS
    –         by Capt. Jamil Akhtar Khan
  • USURY IN THE BIBLE
    –         by Mohammed Mihlar
  • ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY TO COMMENCE ISLAMIC FINANCE EDUCATION
    –         by Muhammad Ibn Wazir

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Issue # 13 – October – December 2008

  • THE FINANCIAL MELTDOWN AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR ISLAMIC BANKING
    –         by Roshan Madawela
  • ANCIENT VALUES CREEPING BACK INTO THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY
    –         by Alberto Brugnoni
  • SCOPE OF ISLAMIC BANKING FOR THE INDIAN ECONOMY
    –         by Syed Zahid Ahmad
  • PRIVATE EQUITY IN MENA – A GROWING ASSET CLASS
    –         by Faisal Hasan
  • THE PERMISSIBILITY OF NON-MUSLIMS WORKING FOR AN ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
    –         by Mohammed Robbani – INSIF
  • IJARA – A MORE COMPASSIONATE FORM OF LEASING
    –         by Suresh R.I. Perera, Director Tax & Regulatory KPMG – Sri Lanka
  • RIBA FREE RETAIL BANKING
    –         by A L M Abdul Gafoor

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Issue # 14 – January – March 2009

  • ISLAMIC BANKING SYSTEM – AN ANSWER TO THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS
    – by Dr. Imamul Haque and Fayaz Ahmad Lone
  • ISLAMIC BANKING FOR THE MODERN AGE
    –         by Beata Paxford
  • SHARIAH-BASED GUIDELINES FOR TRADING SHARE IN THE STOCK
    –         by Muhammad Shahid siddique
  • ADDRESSING THE SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED SHARI’AH ADVISORS IN ISLAMIC BANKS
    –         by Hussain G. Rammal
  • CENTRAL BANKS AND SHARI’AH SUPERVISION
    –         by Rayan Mohammed
  • TIME TO ISLAMIC CONCEPTS TO EMERGING BUSINESS THEORY AND PRACTICE
    –         by Shaukat Amer
  • CORPORATE FINANCE DECISIONS IN ISLAMIC FIANANCE FRAMEWORK
    –         by Muhammad Ayub
  • ISLAMIC FINANCE IN RUSSIA AND CENTRAL ASIA
    –         by Renat Bekkin
  • THE EMERGING SCENARIO
    –         by Roshan Madawela

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Issue #15– APRIL – JUNE 2009

  • THE RISE OF ISLAMIC FINANCE
    –         by Joseph DiVanna
  • ISLAMIC FINANCE – AN OPPORTUNITY AT A TIME OF CRISIS
    –         by Nafis Alam
  • RETROFIQH: THE FUTURE IS THE PAST
    –         by Mohammed Robbani
  • DERIVATIVES – AN ISLAMIC FINANCE PERSPECTIVE
    –         by Beata M. Paxford
  • LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UK SUKUK MARKET AND OTHER ISLAMIC FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN FRANCH AND GERMANY
    –         by Rayan Mohammed
  • RISK MANAGEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE – FROM CRISIS TO BEYOND AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR ISLAMIC FINANCE
    –         by Dr Ali Polar
  • MEETING THE FINANCIAL NEEDS OF MUSLIMS – A COMPREHENSIVE SCHEME
    –         by Muhammad Faseeh Ulllah Khan
  • A DATABASE OF ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE
    – by Dr Imamul Haque & Fayaz Ahmad

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