Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance
Islamic finance is redefining the global financial landscape. But is it really a transparent solution to ethical banking? Can it maintain its ideals of social justice, or is it guilty of the very dangers that it seeks to avoid? Harris Irfan's blog expands on the themes in his critically acclaimed book, Heaven's Bankers, the only insider's narrative about the Islamic finance industry.
Adair Turner on the politics of finance, Harris Irfan on Islamic finance, Charles Calomiris on the failure of government, and novelist Maggie Gee keeping it real by turning her wrath on the bankers on the 75th anniversary of Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03w0110This post was originally published in heavensbankers.com, on 6 June...
Harris Irfan talks to Manuela Saragosa on the BBC World Service:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02cf0rbThis post was originally published in heavensbankers.com, on 27 November 2014.
British Surprise: UK announces sukuk plans. Yes, I know it’s a picture of David Cameron from last year’s conference in London. That was him telling the world London was open for Islamic business, and proving it by announcing the issuance of a £200 million sovereign sukuk.It was once again the turn of the British to deliver the surprise at...
Sean Moncrieff of Ireland’s leading radio talk show, Newstalk, interviews Harris Irfan:http://www.newstalk.ie/player/home/Moncrieff/Highlights_from_Moncrieff/60992/This post was originally published in heavensbankers.com, on 13 August 2014.
Many thanks to Said Business School for hosting me.Part 1: InterviewPart 2: PresentationThis post was originally published in heavensbankers.com, on 25 January 2015.
Islamic banking is gaining in popularity among non-Muslim customers. CNN’s Jim Boulden speaks with Harris Irfan, author of Heaven’s Bankers and MD of EIIB-Rasmala, Tirad Al Mahmoud, CEO of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, and Sultan Choudhury, CEO of Islamic Bank of Britain.This post was originally published in heavensbankers.com, on 26 November 2014.
Courtesy of ALIWAY for Living IslamI had the pleasure of joining the UK’s largest gathering of Muslims earlier this month. Dubbed the Muslim Glastonbury by some elements of the press, it’s nothing of the sort. More like the Muslim Hay-on-Wye.With 5000 ticket holders, many of whom camped on site, the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the UK’s...