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Islamic Finance Qualification

LEORON Professional Development Institute
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5 days
Diploma / certificate

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About this program

CISI Islamic Finance Qualification - 5 day course

Islamic finance has been growing steadily at an estimated rate of 10–15% per year and is currently estimated to have
assets of around $1 trillion US dollars. As such, it has become an increasingly attractive sector within the financial industry. To be able to understand Islamic finance, it is necessary to understand the principles it is based on, and the fact that Sharia’a governs all aspects of a Muslim’s life. The purpose of this course is to help understand the main Islamic principles and concepts in relation to Islamic banking and finance.

Admission requirements

This course is designed for those who wish to understand the main Islamic principles and concepts which relate to Islamic Banking and finance.

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Program content

ELEMENT 1 The Basis of Islamic Banking and Finance

  • The ethical underpinning of Islamic finance
  • The role of the Sharia’a
  • Qur’an and Sunnah approaches to Islamic Finance

ELEMENT 2 An Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance

  • The development of Islamic finance and banking
  • Main functions of Islamic banks
  • Operating structures and organisational forms adopted by the Islamic Financial Services Industry
  • Institutional bodies overseeing and/or supporting Islamic finance and banking

ELEMENT 3 Islamic Law of Contracts

  • The ethical precepts relating to Islamic business
  • The major prohibitions in Islamic Finance (Riba, Gharar)
  • The classification of and conditions applied to contracts with respect to their effect: Sahih, Fasid and Batil
  • The nature of the security contracts: Hawala, Kafala, Rahn

ELEMENT 4 Financial Contracts and Techniques Applied by Islamic Banks

  • The distinction between a conventional bank intermediary and an Islamic intermediary
  • The operation of current accounts in Islamic banking
  • Fund Management in Islamic Finance
  • The use of Ijara Mawsoofa Bil Thimma (Forward Lease)

ELEMENT 5 Islamic Investment Management

  • The Islamic investment guidelines
  • Islamic contracts in structuring Islamic investment funds
  • The approaches used to manage the market risk of portfolios and equity funds
  • The benefits of direct investments: Shares and Real Estate

ELEMENT 6 Sukuk Market

  • Introduction and Basic overview of the Sukuk Market
  • The differences between conventional and Islamic securities
  • The responsibilities of the different parties to a Sukuk
  • Sukuk standards and Capital Market considerations

ELEMENT 7 Islamic Insurance – Takaful

  • The position of Islam regarding insurance
  • The origins of Takaful
  • The risks associated with Takaful claims and their mitigation

ELEMENT 8 Financial Statements

  • The conceptual framework of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Path towards the establishment of Islamic Accounting Standards
  • The conceptual framework of AAOIFI financial accounting statements

ELEMENT 9 Islamic Corporate Governance

  • The origins and nature of Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance challenges in Islamic Banking
  • The roles of the Sharia’a Supervisory Board in the Corporate Governance of an Islamic bank


Tuition fee: $4190


  • Earn CPD hours upon successful completion of the qualification
  • Access to Associate membership and ACSI designatory letters
  • Successful completion of the exam will lead to the IFQ Qualification attainment offered by the CISI.
  • CISI Student membership– become associated with a Chartered professional body and take advantage of
    an extensive range of benefits

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