What is ISFIRE?

Islamic Finance Review (ISFIRE) is a bi-monthly magazine, produced in a popular style yet retaining authenticity and accuracy of current issues in Islamic banking and finance industry. Among other things, ISFIRE highlights the achievements and success stories of leading institutions and individuals in Islamic banking and finance. As an official publication of Islamic Bankers Association (IBA), it is widely distributed among Islamic banking and finance professionals.

Under the editorship of Professor Humayon Dar and produced by the most able team of Islamic finance experts in the world, ISFIRE is widely respected for its unique approach to disseminating Islamic financial intelligence.

ISFIRE provides a review of Islamic finance industry and present an independent view on the issues that arise in the short to medium term. ISFIRE celebrates success stories of the individuals as well as institutions that may have relevance and are assisting the development of Islamic banking and finance. ISFIRE is an excellent tool to target potential banks and financial institutions offering their services globally.

About the Founder

Professor Humayon Dar
Professor Humayon DarEditor-in-Chief
Professor Humayon Dar is amongst the foremost Shari’a / Shariah technicians in the world today. He is renowned for pioneering numerous industry setting innovative techniques in Islamic banking and finance, and his name is synonymous with some of the most sophisticated Islamic products currently on offer. Well networked with leading royal and industrialist Muslim families, he is one of the globe’s key liaison figures in bringing leading Western financial institutions exposure to the world’s most distinguished Shari’a / Shariah scholars. Known as a champion for integrating Islamic banking and finance in the mainstream financial markets, he continues to play the role of a catalyst in bridging the gap between Islamic and conventional finance. Professor Dar belongs to the first generation of qualified Islamic economists, with formal training in conventional and Islamic economics, as well as classical Islamic jurisprudence at the International Islamic University Islamabad, where he was personally tutored by the world’s leading Islamic economists, jurists and thinkers. Before founding Edbiz Consulting, he led an award-winning team at Deutsche Bank, which developed a number of innovative Islamic financial products. His current appointments as a member of the Shari’a / Shariah board include: Hong Leong Islamic Bank Malaysia, Hong Leong MSIG Takaful, Allianz Global Investors Luxembourg, and UMEX Securities.

Our Valuable Team Members

Khuram Shehzad
Khuram ShehzadHead – Business Development & Strategy
Khuram Shehzad is a highly motivated and competent member of our team based in Islamabad. He has more than eight years’ experience with different multinational organizations in general and technical Project management, business development and delivery, motivation and team building/leadership, financial management, reporting, negotiation and mediation.
He has also been involved in social development programs, social mobilization, participatory research, training, monitoring & evaluation, business proposal and business reporting, feasibility studies, and project viability analysis.

Khuram graduated from National University of Modern Languages & Sciences, Islamabad, with an MBA in Finance.

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