14.09.2012 - Islamic finance: Beauty in diversity
Islamic finance is as diverse as the world religion it is rooted in... But you wouldn’t know that from those sitting on Shari’ah boards. It’s easy to feel alone in a crowd. Attending Islamic finance conferences in this region, I often find myself the only woman, the only westerner and, in many cases, the token person under the age of 30. However, this isn’t a reflection of the industry, merely of those who tend to represent it. Indeed, Islamic finance is as diverse as the religion it is rooted in. I can attest to this, having spent the last month rootling through submissions for the Islamic Business & Finance Awards. They have flooded in from every corner of the globe; from institutions, men and women of varying nationalities, religions and ages. ..........................................Full Article: Source
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