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IFQ Islamic Finance Qualification

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Course Overview

Islamic finance has been growing steadily at an estimated rate of 10–15% per year and is currently estimated to have assets of around $1 trillion US dollars. As such, it has become an increasingly attractive sector within the financial industry. To be able to understand Islamic finance, it is necessary to understand the principles it is based on, and the fact that Sharia’a governs all aspects of a Muslim’s life. The purpose of this course is to help understand the main Islamic principles and concepts in relation to Islamic banking and finance.

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5 Key Takeaways


Intellectual exploration of components of Islamic finance.

Thorough understanding of ethical underpinnings of Islamic finance.



Explore the role of Qur’an and Sunnah in interpreting Islamic finance.

Introduction to authorities and institutional bodies overseeing Islamic finance regulations.



Path towards achieving globally recognized IFQ Qualification.



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Course Outline


The Basis of Islamic Banking and Finance

  • The ethical underpinning of Islamic finance

  • The role of the Sharia’a

  • Qur’an and Sunnah approaches to Islamic Finance

An Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance

  • The development of Islamic finance and banking

  • Main functions of Islamic banks

  • Operating structures and organisational forms adopted by the Islamic Financial Services Industry

  • Institutional bodies overseeing and/or supporting Islamic finance and banking

Islamic Law of Contracts

  • The ethical precepts relating to Islamic business

  • The major prohibitions in Islamic Finance (Riba, Gharar)

  • The classification of and conditions applied to contracts with respect to their effect: Sahih, Fasid and Batil

  • The nature of the security contracts: Hawala, Kafala, Rahn


Financial Contracts and Techniques Applied by Islamic Banks

  • The distinction between a conventional bank intermediary and an Islamic intermediary 

  • The operation of current accounts in Islamic banking

  • Fund Management in Islamic Finance

  • The use of Ijara Mawsoofa Bil Thimma (Forward Lease)

Islamic Investment Management

  • The Islamic investment guidelines

  • Islamic contracts in structuring Islamic investment funds

  • The approaches used to manage the market risk of portfolios and equity funds

  • The benefits of direct investments: Shares and Real Estate

Sukuk Market

  • Introduction and Basic overview of the Sukuk Market

  • The differences between conventional and Islamic securities

  • The responsibilities of the different parties to a Sukuk

  • Sukuk standards and Capital Market considerations



CISI - Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment

The CISI is the largest and most widely respected professional body for the securities and investment industry in the growing number of financial center’s globally. With the highest standards of professionalism , CISI Offers the following three elements in the wider financial services area: Knowledge, Skills and Behavior. Formed in 1992 by London Stock Exchange practitioners, CISI has a global community of more than 40,000 members in 121 countries, where more than 41,000 exams were sat in the 2015 calendar year.



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Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

  • Investment bankers

  • Asset and equity managers

  • Wealth Managers

  • Fund Managers

  • Stock Brokers

  • Accountants and internal auditors

  • Risk Managers






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