12.01.2010 - ISRA sets the pace in Shariah research in finance
From Zawya.com: Whether it is at the Islamic Finance Summit held at the Cercle de l'Union Interalliée in Paris, France, or a lively open fatwa session at the Islamic Retail Banking Conference (IRBC) 2009 held in Dubai or the 1st Euro-Arab Real Estate Conference held in Barcelona, Spain, all held over the last two or three months, it is certain that a "new kid on the block" will be a key participant. The International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) -- the Shariah research entity of Bank Negara Malaysia, the central bank, armed with a trust of 200 million ringgits and led by Shariah scholar and executive director Mohammed Akram Laldin -- is fast making its mark in an industry segment not known for its convergence or purpose of unity. ISRA, under its mandate, is dedicated to promoting applied research in the area of Shariah and Islamic finance.........................................Full Article: Source