Will Islamic Finance Build Social Capital?

IN the past year the landscape for Islamic finance has rapidly changed thanks to the disruption brought in by FinTech. With shariah-compliant cryptocurrency[i], robo-advisory services, crowdfunding investments and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms[ii]  and rising acceptance and use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things(IoT) that people are getting used to the Islamic […]

What Now, Islamic Finance

In a world reeling from all sorts of crises the global Islamic finance industry is growing. Growth is knocking at the door of Islamic finance. Start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses in the Islamic economy industry verticals are increasingly demanding for innovative financing. Emerging country economies are showing a growing interest in the Islamic finance framework primarily […]

Every moment of your business has a fresh beginning

Doing the same thing day in day out brings about routine. Whilst a routine is great in generating efficiency, the flip side is that it makes us lose lateral thinking or what I call joining the strategic dots. From time to time it’s helpful to simply put a bit of emotional distance between the daily […]

This Ramadan create your legacy

Finally it’s here! In March I had written about a talented group of Muslims who had developed a RAP– Ramadan Action Plan. Read about it here. Now the group has just launched a fabulous app– Ramadan Legacy app— the world’s first fully featured app for Ramadan that provides an excellent way of planning your Ramadan in the digital […]

Changing Islamic Finance

  The growth of the global Islamic finance industry has created the need to review and implement change in a few key areas. One of these is the much debated topic of availability of competent talent and jobs for these talents. Today the industry is in critical need of connecting the dots between itself, academia and students to […]

Is the Islamic Economy for People?

It’s amazing how little we actually focus on ‘people’ in business in spite of the fact that it is people who make everything happen. An organisation exists because of its staff, partners, customers and other stakeholders, i.e. people. The value proposition of any organisation and any industry, for that matter, is totally dependent on the people involved. […]