Islamic Finance Courses

A course in Islamic banking and finance will not only teach you about the complexities of the modern economy, it will also give you greater access to work in some of the most promising and lucrative emerging markets in the world.Importantly, the estimated $1.8 trillion worth of Islamic financial assets are split mainly between the world’s most significant oil producing countries: Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and the UAE. Other countries that operate under Islamic finance laws include Qatar, Kuwait and Turkey.

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Sharia Finance Explained

Islam as a religion makes no division between church and state, which is why its laws extend to financial matters. It’s crucial to understand the theory and practicalities of these rules if you want to deal with any Islamic markets.

Islamic thinking differs greatly from what we’re used to in the West and many of the practices that form the backbone of secular markets are haram, meaning they are banned by Sharia Law.

The principle of riba, which can be roughly translated as usury, bans unjust or exploitative gains in business. This means that the concept of interest is haram and can never be applied in Islamic financial dealings.

The principle of gharar, which means risk or uncertainty, prohibits the sale of items whose existence is uncertain. This includes forms of insurance against something that may or may not occur, or derivatives used to hedge against possible outcomes.

Finally, the principle of maysir prohibits gambling, which can also be extended to certain financial arrangements such as premiums, bonds and futures.

Although principles of Islam have been applied to finance since the religion began, the explosion of oil markets in the 1960s has led to the principles being formalised, to the point where they are now written in law.

Our Islamic Finance Courses

Our wide range of courses will teach you everything from the operations of Islamic banking and the structure of financial products, to the inner workings of the Sukuk market – the Islamic equivalent of the bond market. You can go on a comprehensive week long course, or simply pick and choose the modules you’re interested in.

Our islamic finance training courses are held in non-residential 4 or 5 star hotels across the world, from the UK and Turkey, to Dubai and Singapore.

Euromoney Learning Solutions is a world-leading provider of premium courses and learning solution. We are proud to have trained over 250,000 professionals at 95% of the world’s top 100 banks. Our team of over 150 industry specialist trainers include world leading financial professionals and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.

We’re recognised for our success both by our clients and by the industry. We have an average rating of 9/10 awarded to us by our clients, and in a recent independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product.