The Islamic Center for Studies & Research in Islamic Finance, at the University of Sharjah, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, organized the 1st Forum of Islamic Banking Jurisprudence on 4 and 5 January 2016.
Prof. Hamid M. Al Naimi expressed thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah for the continued support of the University and the process of teaching, learning and knowledge. The speech of the chancellor included that the mission and objectives of the Center focus on offering training programs in the field of Islamic financial industry as this field has become of interest at the global level. Islamic economy has proved ability to solve contemporary problems and build a sustainable economic system that achieves welfare, prosperity and progress. The Center is highly concerned with holding forums and symposiums that promote specialized knowledge for those who are interested in the field of Islamic financial and banking studies.
The chancellor added that this forum is held in cooperation with the Ministry of Education in order to identify the best methods and present them to the students of Islamic education as some related concepts are difficult to understand.
As such, it is hoped that this forum finds innovative methods to transfer knowledge and help the participants to be familiar with the Islamic banking jurisprudence and its practical applications and acquire experience to convey the information to the students.
Dr. Ibrahim Al Mansoori, the Executive Director of the Islamic Center for Studies & Research in Islamic Finance in his speech said that His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah had an ambitious vision that the Sharjah Islamic Center for Studies & Research in Islamic Finance will be a leading center in Islamic economy at the national, regional and international levels. Therefore, the objectives set aimed at achieving such vision and included the promulgation of Islamic banking culture and development of Islamic banks' staff. This forum focuses on achieving this goal."
Al Mansoori added that upon drafting the thrusts of this forum, we took into consideration illuminating the practical areas of Islamic banking jurisprudence. These thrusts include: Principles of Islamic banking, Islamic finance and investment products, Islamic insurance, Shari'a board and audit in Islamic banks, Islamic bonds, Shari'a criteria of Islamic banking, Jurisprudence of Islamic securities' Zakat and Banking jurisprudence teaching methodologies."