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May 9, 2016

QFIS Dedicated to Community Outreach and Development

Committed to community engagement since its inception, Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) has recently held a series of public events, organized through one of its colleges, the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS). These community workshops, roundtables, and conferences considered current challenges in Islamic Finance and Islamic Studies.
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In March, HBKU’s QFIS brought more than 60 members of the wider community together, including students, faculty, experts and practitioners, to discuss “Shariah Governance Systems in a Globalized World”.

The conference explored topics such as Shariah governance policymaking, how to resolve conflicting fatwas issued by different banks on the same products, and the Shariah audit function in the Islamic banking industry.

Apart from attracting leading academics from universities in and beyond Qatar, the Second Annual Student Conference gathered representatives of various youth organizations to partake in discussions around the role of Islamic institutions in efforts that support sustainability.
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In addition to plenary discussions between professionals, the event featured student presentations and informal dialogue, culminating in an award ceremony honoring the most impactful community projects.

The college is maintaining the momentum behind its outreach efforts this month. In continued dedication to sharing its research and facilitating community conversation, the Muhammad bin Hamad Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilization (CMCC) at QFIS held an international conference on “Contemporary Issues in Qur’ānic Studies” on 2 and 3 May.
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The Center for Islamic Economics and Finance at QFIS will be holding an interactive workshop on Risk Management in Islamic Finance on 22 to 24 May in Education City. The event will be led by Alaa El Din Elghazaly, an expert at Qatar Central Bank.

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