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 […]

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 […]

Winds of change blowing on Islamic finance

A distinct trend emerging in the global Islamic finance industry is the rising number of professionals opting out of the corporate rat-race and entering entrepreneurship.  The question is why? Does this have a correlation with lack of talent development in the industry? Or with the lack of Islamic finance being used by other industries? Or […]

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. […]

The Ramadan Legacy Project

In business there are times when one comes across a brilliant idea and one is left wondering why didn’t I think of that! A small talented group of young Muslims driven by their beliefs have developed a Ramadan Action Plan.  With a vision of creating innovative ways that Muslims can experience Islam this group has brought some very […]