​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​IRTI Research Seminars

The Islamic Research and Training Institute regularly organizes research seminars as part of its knowledge sharing activities. Recent presentations are available for download below.
​30 Shaaban 1440H
5 May 2019
​Does Religiosity Affect Multidimensional Poverty? New EvidenceDr. Salman Syed Ali
Lead Research Economist, IRTI
18 Shabaan 1440H
23 April 2019 
​Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs)​ElHady Enahawi 
Senior Islamic Finance Specialist, IsDB
​18 Rabi-II 1440H
25 December 2018 ​
​Sukuk Assets Utility's Awqaf: Sukuk with a Profit and ExchangableDr. Layachi Feddad
Senior Shariah Specialist, IRTI
​11 Rabi-II 1440H
18 December 2018
​Waqf Resource Mobilization for Poverty Alleviation​​Dr. Kh​​alifa Mohamed Ali
Senior Economist, IRTI
14 Safar 1440H
23 October 2018​
​Financing Behaviour and Rate of Profit in Indonesia Islamic Banking: A Framework for Monetary PolicyDr. Muhamed Zulkhibri
Senior Economist, IRTI
29 Muharram 1440H
9 October 2018
​Does Religiosity Affect Multidimensional Poverty?
Evidence from World Values Survey (2010-14)​
Dr. Salman Syed Ali
Lead Research Economist, IRTI
​​8 Muharram 1440H
18 September 2018

​Does the Application of Smart Beta Strategies Enhance Portfolio Performance? The Case of Islamic Equity Investments
Dr. Muhammad Wajid Raza
Dr. Dawood Ashr​af
Manager Research Division, IRTI​
​3 Dhul-Hijja 1439H
14 August 2018 ​
​The Determination of Alpha in the Capital Adequacy Ratio ​Dr. Mahmoud Bekri
Economist, IRTI
Dr. Dawood Ashraf
Manager Research Division, IRTI​
10 Rajab 1439H
27 March  2018  
​Theory of Legitimate Profit in Islamic Law
Dr. Necmeddin Guney
Assistant Professor, Necmettin Arbakan University, Konya, Turkey​​
​​10 Jumada-II 1439H
26 February 2018​​
​Enhancing Financial Inclusion through Islamic Microfinance in Pakistan ​Dr. Muhammad Khaleequzzaman
Consultant & Associate Professor, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan ​
4 Jumada Al-Thani 1439H
20 February 2018 
​The Prohibition of al-Gharar: Rationale & Current Issues Dr. Necmeddin Guney
Assistant Professor, Necmettin Arbakan University, Konya, Turkey
​6 Jumada Al-Awal 1439H
23 January 2018
​The State of Financial Inclusion in Pakistan Dr. Muhammad Khaleequzzaman
Consultant & Associate Professor, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan ​
8 Rabi Al-Thani 1439H
​26 December 2017 ​
​​Risk Management in Islamic Finance​Dr. ​Osman Babikr 
Senior Trainer and Economist in Islamic Finance, IRTI​​
30 Rabi Al-Awal ​1439H
18 December 2017​​
​Specific Stability Risks in Islamic Banking​
​Dr. Dawood Ashraf
Acting Manager & Senior Researcher, Research Division, IRTI
25 Safar 1439H
14 November, 2017
​Islamic Finance Tools and Mechanisms to Alleviate PovertyElHady Enahawi
Senior Specialist and Trainer in Islamic Finance, IRTI​​
5 Safar 1439H
25 October 2017 
​The Islamic Origins of Hypothesis Testing​Dr. Zakaria Boulanouar
Assistant Professor, College of Business, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, KSA 

​7  Jumada Al-​Thani 1438H
6 March 2017
​Responsible Finance from the Islamic Finance Perspective
Mr. Blake Goud
CEO of the Responsible Finance & Investment (RFI) Foundation
Dr. Ali Adnan Ibrahim
Global Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility, Al Baraka Banking Group
Dr. Mohammed Obaidullah
Senior Economist, IRTI
​8 Rabi Al-Awal ​1438H
7 December 2016​
​IDB Prize Laureate Lecture​ - The State of Empirical Literature on Islamic Banking and Finance​Prof. M. Kabir Hassan
Professor of Finance at the University of New Orleans, United States
IDB Prize Laureate Lecture to be delivered by the winner of the IDB Prize in Islamic Banking & Finance 1437 (2016 G)

​14 Safar 1438H
14 November 2016
​The Maliki School of Fiqh and Its Role in Developing the Contemporary Islamic Financial Industry​Prof. Koutoub Moustapha Sano
Minister in the Presidency Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the Republic of Guinea​
1 Safar 1438H
1 November 2016​
Book launch - Fatawa of MusharakatDr. Rahal Beladel
Senior Shariah Specialist, IRTI
​10 Muharram 1438H
11 October 2016​
​Challenges Faced by the Islamic Finance IndustryElHady Enahawi
Senior Specialist and Trainer in Islamic Finance, IRTI​
​21 Shawwal 1437H 
26 July 2016
​Can a Shadow Bank Redeem the Underdevelopment of the Muslim World?Prof. Muhammed-Shahid Ebrahim
IRTI Visiting Scholar​
​9 Ramadhan 1437H
14 June 2016 
​Risk Management Practices in Islamic Banking Institutions: A Comparative Study between Nigeria and Malaysia​Dr. Aliyu Dahiru Muhammad
IRTI Visiting Scholar​
​17 Shabaan 1437H
24 May 2016
​The Challenges of Poverty Alleviation and Financial Inclusion in North-East Kenya Province​​Dr. Abdelrahman Elzahi
Senior Research Economist, IRTI
​5 Rajab 1437H
12 April 2016
​Sukuk Default and Issues in Their Resolution: The Case of Villamar Sukuk
Dr. Salman Syed Ali
Senior Economist, IRTI 
20 ​​Jumada Al-Thani 1437H 29 March 2016​The Instability of the Financial System and the Coming Financial Crisis​Tariq Al-Rifai
Author of Islamic Finance and the New Financial System: An Ethical Approach to Preventing Future Financial Crises​

6 Jumada Al-​Thani 1437H
15 March 2016
​What’s In It For Me? Profiling Opportunity Seeking Customers in Malaysian Islamic Banking ​Dr. Ousmane Seck
Senior Researcher, IRTI
Prof. Abdul Ghafar Ismael
Manager, Research Division, IRTI​
​29 Jumada Al-Awal 1437H
9 March 2016
An Overview of Liquidity Management Issues for Institutions Offering Islamic Financial Services​
Prof. Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim
Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation
​14 Jumada Al-Awal 1437 ​H
​​23 February 2015​
Islamic Financing and Monetary Policy in a Dual Banking System: Experience and Evidence from Malaysia​Dr. Muhamed Zulkhibri
Senior Economist, IRTI
9 Rabi Al-Thani 1437 H​
19 ​January 2015 
​Growth Volatility and Export Diversity in OIC CountriesDr. Salman Syed Ali
Senior Economist, IRTI
​26 Shawwal 1436H​
11 August  2015  ​
​Sukuk Market and Its Recent Developments​​Prof. Mohamed Azmi Omar 
Director General, IRTI
​​15 Sha'baan 1436H
02 June 2015​
Knowledge, Economy and Islamic Finance A New-Institutional Economics PerspectiveDr. Habib Ahmed
Durham University Business School, UK
​​2 Rajab 1436H
21 April 2015
​The potential for Islamic Finance in the WestProf. Walid Hejazi
Associate Professor of Business Economics, and Academic Director, at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada

23 Jumada Al-Thani 1436H
12 April 2015
​Development From Islamic Perspective: Construction of an Integrated Development Index (I-DEX) based on Maqasid Al-Shari'ahProf. Aslam Haneef,  Dr. Mustafa Omar, Prof. Ruzita Bt M​​​ohd Amin & Others
Centre for Islamic Research, IIUM​, Malaysia

​11 Jumada Al-Thani 1436H
31 March 2015
​Does Islamic Equity Investment Offer Hedging Benefits?Dr. Dawood Ashraf 
Senior Researcher, IRTI
26 Jumada Al-Awal 1436 H
17 March 2015
​Economic​ Consequences of Riba al-FadhlDr. Sami Ibrahim Al-Suwailem
Manager, Islamic Financial Product Development Center, IDB

12 Jumada Al-Awal 1436 H
​03 ​March 2015​
​Islamic Monetary Policy Instruments introduced by the OIC Central Banks​Mr. Md. Abdul Awwal Sarker
General Manager, Research Department, Bangladesh Bank

4 Jumada Al-Awal 1436 H
​​23 February 2015​
​Halal Science: Development and Prospects in Its Contribution to the Halal IndustryProf. Irwandi Jaswir 
​Director, International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) 
​28 Rabi Al-Thani 1436 H​​
17 February 2015​
​Structural Change and Economic Growth in Emerging Markets: A Cross-Country Analysis
Dr. Ismaeel Naiya
Senior Researcher, IDB
Dr. Muhamed Zulkhibri
Senior Researcher, IRTI​​
14 Rabi Al-Thani 1436 H​
03 February 2015 
The Microfoundations of Islamic Economics: Issues and Core ValuesDr. Hafas Furqani
6 Rabi Al-Thani 1436 H​
26 January 2015 
Integrated Internal-External Shariah Audit Model: A Proposal towards the Enhancement of Shariah Assurance Practices in Islamic Financial Institutions​​Dr. Zurina Shafii
​Dr. Ahmad Zainal Abidin
Dr. Supiah Salleh
29 Rabi Al-Awal 1436 H​
20 ​January 2015 

​Economic Determinants of Financing Risk: Case Study of Islamic Banks in IndonesiaDr. ​Raditya Sukmana
Lecturer in Dept of Islamic Economics, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia



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