This programme is organised by International Research Centre of Islamic Economics and Finance (IRCIEF) in collaboration with International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA).
IRCIEF is a research centre under the International Islamic University College Selangor (KUIS) that focuses on Islamic Banking and Finance. The uniqueness of IRCIEF is the collaboration between the industry players and academicians to mutually strengthen the Islamic economics and finance. Industry players provide services that fully comply to Syariah requirements while academicians are responsible to conduct research and share the current and latest findings for the advancement of Islamic economics and finance. In this respect, IRCIEF act as a centre allowing for academicians and industry players to meet and to discuss together on issues, solutions and recommendations in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance. Visit http://www.kuis.edu.my/ircief for further information.
The International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance or commonly known as ISRA was established on May 2008 by the Central Bank of Malaysia (BNM) as an Islamic finance research institution, focusing on Shari’ah related issues. ISRA acts as a repository of knowledge for Shari’ah views (fatwas) and undertakes studies on contemporary issues, especially those relating to the Shari’ah in the Islamic financial industry. ISRA contributes towards the strengthening of human capital development in Islamic finance by providing the relevant Shari’ah expertise. It also provides a platform for greater engagement amongst practitioners, scholars, regulators and academicians via research and dialogue, in the domestic and international arenas. Through its pioneering research and rigorous intellectual dialogue, ISRA aims to promote innovation and dynamism thus extends the boundaries of Islamic finance. It is envisioned that with greater research and dialogue, mutual respect and recognition will emerge within the global community of the Islamic financial industry. ISRA’s Council of Scholars, a group comprised of eminent local and international Shari’ah scholars has been set up to provide input and assistance in the strategic direction of ISRA’s research.
I-FIKR Ontology is a sophisticated innovative structure developed by ISRA. It maps out the entire Islamic finance industry, identifying the major branches, which are then sub-divided into particular topics. It shows the types, properties and interrelationships between the sectors. All the materials available on the I-FIKR portal are connected based on this rigorous and subtle design.