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Introduction to Islamic Finance & Banking

Accelerate in understanding Sukuk to Shari’ah principles, book now!
  • This course is part of Islamic Finance Academy, which is made up of 6 individually bookable modules:
    Module 1: Introduction to Islamic Finance & Banking
    Module 2: Islamic Banking including Retail Products
    Module 3: Leasing, Musharaka, Mudaraba and Sukuk
    Module 4: Equity Investing, Private Equity and Islamic Contracts
    Module 5: Investment Finance and Project Finance
    Module 6: Takaful
  • Day 1

    Introduction and Background
    • Introduction
    • Ethical Investing
    • Commonalities: Islamic and Conventional Finance
    • Differences: Islamic and Conventional Finance
    • Structured Finance
    • Some Shari’ah Principles
    • Riba, Gharrar and Maysir
    • The Shari’ah as a Legal System
    • Examples of Substantive Principles
    • Some History
    • Prior to the 1970s
    • 1970s to Mid-1990s
    • Modern Islamic Finance: Mid-1990s to the Present
    • Five Critical Factors
    • Ijma
    • Nominate Contracts
    • Prior to 1996
    • Subsequent to 1996: Combinations and Multiple Contracts
    • Dow Jones Fatwa of 1998 and the Equity Side of the Islamic Capital Markets: An Overview of the Fatwa and Its Implications.
    • Sukuk and the Finance Side of the Islamic Capital Markets: An Overview.

    Day 2

    • Bifurcated Structures: Compliant Structures In Western Markets: Introductory Overview
    • Tax, Regulatory, Credit, Underwriting and Similar Constraints
    • A Generic Ijara As An Example
    • Myth: Comparative Complexity of Shari’ah-Compliant and Equivalent Conventional Transaction

    – Current Markets: An Overview

    – The First Decade: Sukuk Issuances

    • Introduction to Islamic Banking

    – Three Banking Models

    – Two-Tiered Mudaraba

    – Two Windows

    – Wakala

    • Enforceability and Legal Considerations

    – Perspective and Topics

    – Legal Impediments

    – Shamil Bank of Bahrain v Beximco Pharmaceuticals

    – Musawi v R E International (UK) Limited

    – Blom Developments Bank v The Investment Dar Company

    – Formation Opinions

    – Enforceability Opinions

    – Legal Issues Pertaining to Sukuk

    – Ratings Matters

  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Michael JT McMillen


    The course instructor received his M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and his B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.He is a partner of an international law firm and works in their New York, Dubai, Muscat, Kuwait, Istanbul, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and London offices. He is internationally recognised for his work in Islamic finance and project finance. His transactional work focuses on the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He publishes and speaks throughout the world on Islamic finance and project finance. He has twice been a recipient of the Euromoney award for Best Legal Advisor in Islamic Finance (2004 and 2007) and has also received the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum award for Best Legal Advisor in Islamic Finance for North America. He was the founding Chair, and has twice served as the Chair of the Islamic Law Section, a division of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. He teaches Islamic finance at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School of Business. He was also active in the capital markets initiative of the Islamic Financial Services Board, focusing on securities and capital markets laws, the use of trusts and trust concepts in capital markets transactions, and the enforceability of the Shari’ah in different jurisdictions throughout the world.


Nassima Royal Hotel

This course will take place at the Nassima Royal Hotel.

The Nassima Royal Hotel is a modern, stylish, luxury hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road. Towering at 51 stories, the hotel offers stunning views over Dubai and its iconic landmarks.

Delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. Fortunately
Dubai has an incredible number of very high quality hotels.

You can view other recommended hotels on the map enclosed.

If you need help booking accommodation for your visit to our training courses, please contact and our accommodation partner Helms Briscoe will help you get the best rate possible.