AAOIFI 15th Annual Shari’ah Conference set to be held on 12 and 13 April 2017

Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) will hold, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Bahrain, the 15th edition of its Annual Shari’ah Conference on 9 – 10 Rajab 1438 H corresponding to 12 and 13 April 2017 in Diplomat Hotel Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

This conference is considered one of the most important event to discuss Shari’ah aspects related to the Islamic financial industry, including application of Shari’ah to international Islamic finance products, services and practices as well as continuing innovation of Islamic finance to support further growth and expansion of the industry across the world and maintaining its authentcity and Shari’ah compliance, which will be held in 7 sessions.

Participants at the conference comprises Shari’ah scholars and senior representatives from central banks, regulatory authorities, financial institutions, accounting and auditing firms, legal firms, universities, higher learning institutions and media, from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

Dr. Hamed Hassan Merah, Secretary General, AAOIFI stated that “the AAOIFI Annual Shari’ah Conference provides a platform for discussing important issues especially those relating to AAOIFI’s efforts on standardisation and harmonisation of the global Islamic finance industry”. He added that “AAOIFI is currently working on developing new standards and reviewing existing ones to better cope with ever-changing market requirements and realities. Discussions at the conference will cover topics relating to some of these standards and will help gather new ideas and thoughts for future standards”.

Following the conference, AAOIFI will hold training session for its Certified Shari’ah Adviser and Auditor (CSAA) qualification program for registration kindly contact us via email [email protected].

On the other hand, the date of holding the 12th edition of the Annual AAOIFI – World Bank conference was also identified. It will be held on Sunday and Monday 16 -17 Safar 1439 AH corresponding to 5 – 6 November 2017.