International Institute of Islamic Business and Finance​

A Research Based Initiative Conforming to the Best Islamic Traditions

Leveraging research and technology for a halal ecosystem

The International Institute of Islamic Business and Finance (IIIBF) is a research-based institution focused on the halal ecosystem. It is backed by the IBF Net: the Islamic business and finance network, the maiden online community in the field created in 1999 and owned by IBF Net (L) Limited – a Labuan International Company with registered office in the Federal Territory of Labuan, Malaysia. It is an FAA Registered Training Provider.

Our Courses

Certified Development Finance Specialist (CeDFS)

This is the flagship program of IIIBF that aims to impart comprehensive knowledge and skills needed to transform you into a Development Finance Professional. As policy makers strive to address the massive financial needs of countries seeking to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, this program aims to address the human resource development challenge.

Track I: DIGITAL FINANCE

Track One of the CeDFS is about the application of fintech in the development sector. The fast changing digital finance sector poses huge learning challenges that modules in this track seek to address effectively.

Track II: ISLAMIC FINANCE

Track Two of the CeDFS is about development finance in the context of Islamic societies with their unique institutions of philanthropy and tools of Shariah-compliant finance.

This course aims to develop a cadre of Certified Zakat Professionals (CeZP) well-versed in Shariah rules pertaining to mobilization of zakat and its allocation as an “alternative” source of financing  the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Certified Waqf
Professional

This course aims to impart knowledge and skills in the art and science of waqf development and develop a cadre of trained professionals and managers well-versed in the Shariah as well as managerial aspects of waqf or Islamic endowment.

Certified Islamic Microfinance
Professional

This course aims to provide the participants with a comprehensive understanding of the building blocks of a microfinance program – models and Shariah-compliant modes-targeted at alleviation of poverty in Islamic societies.

Certified Halal
Business Analyst

The purpose of this course is to develop a cadre of certified halal business analysts who are well-versed in the legal and Shariah aspects of halal certification as it relates to specific sub-sectors, e.g. food, lifestyle, pharmaceuticals, tourism etc. and have a good understanding of the unique characteristics of this fast-growing sector.

Certified in Islamic
Financial Services

This is an introductory level course that will provide you with a solid foundation to seek professional career opportunities in multiple areas of Islamic banking and finance. This will also prepare you to seek specialized knowledge and training in specific areas, such as, sukuk and capital markets, takaful, as well as microfinance offered by IIIBF.

The Team

Our Experts

Dr. Nasim Shah Shirazi

Professor
HBK University, Qatar

Dr. Irfan Syauqi Beik

Director, National Zakat Foundation
(BAZNAS) Indonesia

Dr. Ahmad
Juwaini

Director, National Committee for Islamic Finance (KNKS), Indonesia

Nana
Mintarti

Commissioner, National Zakat Foundation (BAZNAS) Indonesia

Dr. Hisham Dafterdar

Chairman,
Awakaf Australia

Umar
Munshi

Founder
Ethis Ventures, Malaysia

The Team

Our Executive
Team

Mohammed
Imad

Director
+601114286082
Malaysia

Mohammed
Alim

Director
+60172097798
Malaysia

Swaleha
Samar

Manager (Finance & Customer Relations)
+918917637140
India

Hoosen
Essof

Country Representative
+27833136208
South Africa

Namungo
Hamzah

Country Representative
+256753540879
Uganda

Mohammad Rashid

Estate Manager
IBF Net

Blogs

Fintech
Dr Hisham Dafterdar

Awqaf in the Fintech Age

This is an era where technological change is happening faster than ever. The speed at which high-tech development is taking place has given rise to very unnerving disruptive changes. The

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