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  • Executive Learning Program

    Fintech and Blockchain Application in Islamic Financing

    Date:10th to 11th Oct, 2019

    Venue: IBA City Campus

    Timing: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Course Description

    IBA Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (IBA CEIF) is pleased to offer a two-day intermediate level course on Fintech and Blockchain technology for Islamic Banking & Finance. The course is oriented towards banking professionals and financial industry experts interested in Islamic banking in context of modern technologies.

    The course would upgrade the knowledge of Bankers and Finance managers as to the modern developments in the financial industry landscape and its application to Islamic mode of finance. It will discuss the types of assets, protocols, currencies, legal and financial implication of using Blockchain technology for the banking industry and the Islamic perspective on its conduct in the light of Shariah teachings.

  • Assistant Professor (Shaykh) Dr Ziyaad Mahomed is a subject matter expert in Islamic Social Finance, Islamic Capital Markets and Shariah Advisory since 1998. Ziyaad is Head of Islamic Social Finance at INCEIF. He serves as Associate Dean of Online Programs and Director of Executive Education at INCEIF, the leading global university for Islamic Finance based in Malaysia. He is also Chairman of the Shariah Committee of HSBC Amanah in Malaysia. He has led Islamic Social Finance projects in Pakistan, Indonesia and Malaysia. Most recently, he led a team in the development of a special fund for emergency response based on Zakat, Waqf and Takaful. He is the recipient of a number of awards in the field, some of which were an acknowledgement of his innovation in social finance fintech modelling. Dr. Ziyaad holds qualifications from Malaysia (PhD in Islamic Finance; Professional Master's in Islamic Finance CIFP), the UK (BA (Hons) Business Finance), South Africa (MBA; Cert Islamic Law) and Jordan (Adv. Dip Arabic), including traditional studies in the Islamic Sciences. He serves on Shariah Boards in South Africa, Nigeria, Maldives and Malaysia amongst others.

    • Orient with the rise of Fintech, its landscape and pillars
    • Know the new norms of virtual banking and digital currencies
    • Understand Payment Gateways
    • Learn the basics of Blockchain
    • Assess the role of Cryptography, Decentralized ledger technology and Consensus Protocols
    • Understand the advances in Fintech application applying Blockchain
    • Analyze the Shariah angles and recent fatwas related to the legal and financial classification
    • Understand Blockchain application in Islamic Banking
    • Elucidate the use of smart contracts and Shariah efficiency
    • Review the regulatory structure evolving in fintech solutions