This blog is maintained by Amir Alfatakh as a repository of discussions, weblinks and information on Islamic Banking. He is still working in the industry and is glad he is still in it. He intends to keep things simple as he sees it as the blog is supposed to be an introduction to the workings of Islamic Banking. But do forgive him if he rambles; his fingers do get out of control sometimes.
As he is struggling to continuously update this blog due to work commitments, he welcomes any useful contribution on Islamic Banking or Takaful from friends and colleagues (with due credit accorded). He is also happy to put in useful links of any good Islamic Banking website for the convenience of this blog’s visitors.
When time permits and an interesting topic surfaces, he hope to be able to contribute something to the discussion, God willing.
Please note that the posting by Amir Alfatakh is his own personal views and understanding of the subject matter, as limited as it may be. It is in no means representing the views of the organisation he is involved with, whether it is past, present or future organisation.
Amir enjoys travel and photography and is in perpetual amazement of the human ingenuity in the business world. He welcomes any constructive feedback on his postings and suggestions from visitors.
One day he intends to write a picture book on Islamic Banking that is easy to understand. It is for the kids, you see?
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[Amir at one of the industry forums by ISRA. You’d probably seen him around before, do say hello to him if you do]
Amir Alfatakh in the news:
Was glancing thru Bai Salam via google and your blog was highlighted.
Didn’t realise that you are the man behind this good website. Keep up the good work.
I am onto my PhD program at Inceif and am doing some research on personal financing product, especially Bai Salam. I met you are Crown Plaza the last time and we went thru the slides on Bai Salam.
I may need to get back to you soon, especially on the accounting for Bai Salam.
Good job, Brother and keep it up.
My contact no is 019 3823830 and call me if you have time.
R u updating the site? need real story daa….2008 and 2009 moving forward?
Dah abandon kee?
Its not abandoned. Time is premium nowadays, unfortunately. Have not updated any post, but is working on some drafts.
If you have some nice write ups on Islamic Banking, for example your papers from CIL, pass to me to paste it in the blog. Worry not, I will give you due credit for the write up.
Nowadays, I just keep adding Islamic Banking links to the right sidebar. If you have any more good Islamic Banking website that I have missed out, do send me a link. I think I am the most active user on my blog because I go here to find the links.
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Alsalam alikum Amir,
Masha’Allah very helpful website,
I am currently doing a research on Islamic banking and I am looking for recent statistics about Islamic banks 2009 or 2010 data. for example, growth rate, number of banks, Market cap and so on. It has to be from a good source. Could you please help?
Thanks in advance.
Great work Amir!
Please check our blog as well for additional papers and materials on Islamic finance:
Encik Amir, my name is Desmond and I have been following your site with interest. Would like to get in touch with you with regards to better understanding the new concept papers from Bank Negara. Would greatly appreciate it if you could revert, thanks!
Good Job En. Amir!
Always believe you are a wanted staff. Work hard for it. 🙂