UKIFC thanks Saftar Sarwar

The UKIFC Chairman and Board would like to thank Saftar Sarwar for his contribution and support as an UKIFC Board Member over the past 5 years. Saftar has played a key role in shaping and building the UKIFC from its early stages.

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UK Scholar CPD session: Lloyds reinsurance market & Contemporary approaches to Ijtihad

The 11th UK IFC Scholar Professional Development Programme session was held on the Sat 5th September in London.

The session included a presentations on two themes:

1)Explaining the Lloyds Reinsurance Market

2) Contemporary approaches to Ijtihad in Islamic Finance Fatwas

Leading international shariah scholar Dr Akram Laldin, CEO of ISRA (Malaysia) and Mufti Zubair Miah of COBALT insurance presented on the respective areas.

The UKIFC Scholar Professional Development Programme is an initiative by the Islamic Finance Council UK (UKIFC) designed to empower shariah scholars with a broader understanding of conventional financial markets and contemporary trends in the Islamic finance arena through a CPD approach.

The programme runs internationally and is targeted exclusively for shariah scholars, students of shariah and those involved in the shariah compliance arena. It is a not-for-profit initiative and has limited spaces open on a first come basis. For more information on UKIFC activities please see:




Exploring shared values between Islamic finance and other ethical finance traditions

Since 2010 the IFC has been actively exploring the shared values between Islamic finance, the broader ethical finance arena and other faith groups. Through the Edinburgh Ethical Finance roundtable series and a roundtable with the Archbishop of Canterbury hosted in the House of Lords, the IFC has been at the forefront of a fascinating and insightful debate on the challenges on creating products based on ethical parameters.

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BBC discuss funding public projects using Islamic financing with the UKIFC

UKIFC Renewable Energy Conference

The Islamic Finance Council UK, in partnership with Tods Murray LLP and Scottish Enterprise, successfully held an exclusive conference on the topic of ‘Islamic Investment in Infrastructure and Renewables in Scotland’.

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Tods Murray & UKIFC hold conference on funding Scottish Infrastructure, Edinburgh