Foundations of Islamic Banking


November 7 to November 9 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register


With the growth of the Islamic Banking Industry, especially in the Gulf region, the demand for qualified Islamic Bankers is increasing. Islamic Banking refers to a system of banking or banking activity that is consistent with Sharia’a Law; hence whoever wishes to enter the industry must have the right knowledge and methods when applying its principles.

Our Foundation of Islamic Banking programme is designed for fresh or experienced Islamic bankers who want to review and understand the basics and core of Islamic banking. Discover how to distinctly differentiate between conventional and Islamic banking.


  • Understand the history behind the emergence of Islamic Banking
  • Identify the main three elements of Islamic Banking
  • Clearly identify the main differences between Islamic and Conventional Banking
  • Develop a full understanding of the Islamic system functions and mechanism
  • Discover the most important terminologies of Islamic Banking
  • Build a full scope of financing and investment methods in the Islamic system
  • Identify the main Islamic Banking contracts and how they work
  • Build confidence while explaining to customers about Islamic Banking


Below is an example of the course content. The content can be ‘tailored’ to meet the exact requirements of the client.

General Introduction to Banking
  • The Banking System
  • What Banks Do?
  • Providing Safety
Introduction to Islamic Banking
  • The Islamic Financial System
  • The Concepts
  • The Essentials
  • Islamic Banking
  • Origin of Islamic Banking
  • Components of Sharia’a
  • Sources of Al-feqh
  • What is Riba (Usury)
  • What is Al-Kharar (Uncertainty)
The Islamic Banking System
  • The Conventional Banking System
  • The Islamic Banking System
  • Conventional vs Islamic Banking System
  • Islamic Banking Contracts and Terminologies
  • Financing Modes of Islamic Banks
  • General Introduction to the Finance and Investment Methods in the Islamic Banking
    • Methods and Contracts for Trading
    • Methods and Contracts for Ijarah (Leasing)
    • Methods and Contracts for Musharakat (Partnerships)
    • Methods and Contracts for Esterbah
  • Al-Mudarabah in Islamic Banking and Its Application
  • Current Accounts
  • Investment Accounts
Finance Methods and Contracts in Islamic Banking
  • Al Murabaha and Its Application
  • Al-Salam and Its Application
  • Al-Tawarq and Its Application
  • Al-Istisna’a and Its Application
  • Al-Ijarah and Its Application
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