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Combining contemporary digital solutions with classical principles is at the forefront of our philosophy. Our strategic partnerships and alliances in the Islamic finance industry from South East Asia to the Middle East and Africa allows us to offer Advisory and Training of Islamic Financial Practices and Implementations in the fast paced Financial Technology (FinTech) space with cutting edge applications to ensure business objectives are attained efficiently.

Jointly our team has trained and advised Islamic Financial Institutions globally, including Mauritius, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Maldives, Oman, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and South Africa. We have also consulted and/or trained more than 9,000 Finance Professionals and Islamic Scholars in most disciplines within the Islamic Finance sector in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Our Business

Advisory

We provide advisory and consultation services to promote Islamic finance principles as the fundamental value added to any financial solution. Our strategic partnerships and alliances in the Islamic finance industry from South East Asia to the Middle East and Africa allows us to offer Advisory services for Islamic Financial Practices and Implementations in a variety of languages, including, English, Arabic, French, Urdu, Malay, Afrikaans and others. Our professionals provide accurate and timely opinions on both minor and major inquiries.

We provide tailor made solutions to suite our clients’ needs and preferably have our local correspondent imbue the local culture into our service package. At best, we give you an international financial solution with a local flavour, so our clients’ quickly understand how to implement our solutions into their daily operations.

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Services

  • Islamic FinTech
  • Islamic Financial Solutions – Product Development/Business Development
  • Islamic Legal Contract Drafting
  • Shari’ah Opinion and Expert Witness
  • Shari’ah Review and Audit
  • Shari’ah Stock Screening
  • Sukuk Structuring
  • Estate Planning
  • Islamic Finance Research & Training
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iFintech

We provide advice for practical business solutions based on Islamic principles enabled through financial technology (FinTech). FinTech is disrupting traditional financial services and we envisage to enable our clients to be at the forefront of this disruption through cutting edge technical support and advice to keep your business up to date with the latest developments in the FinTech space. We provide capacity building and business development through technology that will prove to be more efficient and sustainable for your business.

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Training

Our Training services complement our Advisory services. We provide on-site training at our clients’ request for solutions provided or general training in Islamic Financial practices. In addition, we offer exclusive training packages for Board of Directors, Shari’ah Officers and Executives, Financial Institution’s staff. Alternatively, we also provide external training at our commissioned facilities to bring the client out of their conventional environment to experience an international bespoke service.

 

We also provide digital training workshops to enable full utility of our services. Our Trainers are all qualified and have extensive experience in their subject matter and regional jurisdiction. Our clients’ expectation is our priority.

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Translation

Our translation services are quite extensive. We are focused on three base languages; English, Arabic and French. However, we do accommodate, upon request, for Urdu, Mandarin, Afrikaans and Malay.

 

We are specialized in Islamic finance and business translation, but also have a strong capacity to work on classical texts, heritage and cultural works, international journals and publications and post graduate thesis’ in the following faculties: Law – Shari’ah, Finance & Economics, Culture & Civilization, History & Arts.

 

Our experts have relevant experience and are accomplished and qualified in their respective fields. We provide timely services with industry related jargon intact without losing the culture of the base language and ensure that our reading audience remain our priority.

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Our People

Assist Professor Shaykh Dr. Ziyaad Mahomed

Chairman

Assist Professor Shaykh Dr Ziyaad is a Shari’ah Advisor and an Islamic Capital Markets and Banking Consultant, involved in various sectors of the industry since 1998.

Mr. Ziyaat Isaacs

Managing Director

Mr. Ziyaat Isaacs is an Islamic Finance Consultant and Entrepreneur. He serves as a Consultant to IFinTech Solutions, an Islamic Finance vehicle based in Tunisia in service of the local market.

Mufti Yousuf Sultan

Shari’ah & Digital

Mufti Yousuf Sultan has diverse experience in Shari’ah and Tech consultancy, home and abroad. He is currently heading the Tech team at Ethis Ventures in Kuala Lumpur, where he oversees the development and research of Islamic Crowdfunding platforms.

Shaykh Dr. Said Mikaeel

Shari’ah

Shaykh Dr. Said Mikaeel is an Islamic Finance Researcher at the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) in Malaysia. He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Finance, AIKOL, from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) as well as a Masters of Comparative Law (MCL) from the same school.

Mr. Shamiel Ahmed

Business Development

Mr Ahmed is a seasoned businessman with exceptional experience in Business & Trade in Africa. He currently serves as the Head of Elham International Trading Africa, the regional office in Africa for Elham International Trading Global Operations, headquartered in Sydney Australia. The group’s operations spands over a spectrum of Trade & Finance across the world.

Shaykh Med. Anouar Gadhoum

Shari’ah

Shaykh Med. Anouar is an Islamic Finance professional with a strong Shari’ah and analytical background. He has qualified in Islamic Jurisprudence from the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates at both Bachelors and Masters levels.

Mr. Mehdi Baddou

Financial Analyst

Mr. Mehdi Baddou is an Islamic Finance professional with special expertise in Financial Modeling. He holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting & Finance from the National School of Trade and Management (ENCG-Kenitra), Morocco and an MSc Degree in Islamic Finance from the International Center of Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) in Malaysia.

Mrs. Mumtaaz Isaacs

Translation

Mrs. Mumtaaz Isaacs has extensive experience in the Arabic language. She holds a Bachelors in Arabic as a Second Language with Honors from Selangor International Islamic University College (KUIS) in Malaysia as well as a Diploma in Islamic Studies and Arabic from the International Peace University of South Africa (IPSA).

Mr. Ziyaad Davids (CA)

Chartered Accountant
Ziyaad Davids is a Chartered Accountant who has worked for two of the “big 4” audit firms internationally. He currently has a consulting company that specializes in finance and accounting and he sits on a Finance Committee at an Islamic University in South Africa.

Our Partners

ISRA Consultancy Sdn Bhd – Malaysia (Prof. Dr. Ashraf Md Hashim)

Ethis Ventures – Singapore – (Mr. Umar Munshi)

I-Ruby Limited – UK – (Mr. Wadi El Ayad)

I-Fintegrate Technologies – South Africa (Mr Taahir Isaacs)

IFin Tech Solutions – Tunisia – (Shaykh Anouar Ghadoum)

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