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IRTI Jointly Launches Flagship Program for Islamic Finance Shari’ah Scholars

​​​​​Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [1 December 2016] – An international flagship program for Shari'ah scholars in the Islamic finance industry was launched today, with the aim to improve effectiveness in providing advisory services to financial institutions.

The program, titled "Leadership Anatomy for Shari'ah Scholars in Finance", is jointly offered by the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank; Amanie Holdings, a Shari'ah advisory and talent development service provider; and Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre (Iclif), a research, advisory and executive education institution.

The program is meant for Shari'ah scholars serving the Islamic financial services industry, including members of Shari'ah committees and Shari'ah officers of financial institutions.

It is designed to provide practical solutions to issues arising at work, and to enhance business skills of the scholars, as a complement to their Shari'ah expertise.

The program will cover three elements that are key to enhancing the skills of a Shari'ah scholar in finance, namely practical knowledge in integrating finance and Shari'ah considerations, professional skills in providing Shari'ah advisory services, and adaptive soft skills in engaging different stakeholders. The modules are aimed to strengthen a scholar's oversight roles and holistic assessment on Shari'ah issues in finance. 

The program will be held first in Makkah, Saudi Arabia from 21 to 23 February 2017​, and later in several major cities including Istanbul, Turkey; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Marrakech, Morocco. The sessions will be conducted in either English or Arabic depending on the venue, to cater for different Shari'ah communities across the globe.

For further information, and to register as a participant, please click here.

IRTI Jointly Launches Flagship Program for Islamic Finance Shari’ah Scholars