Sunday, October 19, 2008

Amanie launches Islamic finance learning centre in Dubai

Amanie, an Islamic finance consulting company led a Malaysian Shariah expert, has launched its Islamic finance learning centre in Dubai on Oct 16.
Operating under the brand name of Amanie Islamic Finance Learning Centre (AIFLC), the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) registered entity will offer a range of Islamic finance, banking and takaful training programmes and services, it said in a statement.
AIFLC will meet the significant demand for training and human development from the Islamic finance industry in the Gulf region, it added. Apart from the focus of practitioners in the Gulf region, Amanie said the centre aims to attract practitioners from countries with large Muslim populations, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Holland.
Amongst the core strengths of AIFLC is its deep pool of very experienced trainers and facilitators, which include many of the renowned Shariah scholars and practitioners from the Gulf and also from other parts of the world.
"Our objective of setting up the AIFLC is to provide focused industry related training programmes that will further spur the growth of the Islamic finance industry," said AIFCL managing director Dr Mohd Daud Bakar, a Shariah scholar who heads the Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).
He felt that by making industry related knowledge available to more practitioners, it will help to encourage a healthy growth of the industry and set the platform for more innovations in Islamic finance products and services. AIFLC said it has already lined up its training programmes for the next calendar year.
These programmes will be a mix of introductory, intermediate and advanced level to cater to the needs of the industry. On top of the training programmes, AIFLC will also offer a tailor made in-house training programs to serve the specific need of any organisation and organise various conferences on special topics and issues that are related to the Islamic finance industry.
(The Malaysian Reserve, Oct 20, 2008, Page 32)

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