MANAMA: Leading Sharia scholars will gather in Bahrain for the annual Sharia Conference. It is being organised by the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI).The conference is being held under the patronage of Central Bank of Bahrain and will take place on May 27 and 28 at the Bahrain Conference Centre, Crowne Plaza Hotel.Discussion at the conference will be led by members of AAOIFI Sharia Board, which is acknowledged to be the foremost authority on Sharia for the international Islamic finance industry. Other imminent scholars as well as senior representatives of international Islamic finance industry, accounting and legal professions, and academics, will also attend.”This conference, which is a premier event for the international Islamic finance industry, brings together the leading Sharia scholars and Islamic finance practitioners to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the industry,” said AAOIFI secretary general Dr Mohamad Nedal Alchaar.AAOIFI has also launched a Contract Certification Programme to certify financial contracts between Islamic financial institutions and their customers comply to international Islamic finance standards and Sharia principles.
In addition, AAOIFI offers professional development programmes such as the Certified Sharia Adviser and Auditor and Certified Islamic Professional Accountant.
The major partner for the conference is National Commercial Bank. The conference is supported by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Albaraka Banking Group, Albaraka Islamic Bank, Egyptian Saudi Finance Bank, and Jordan Islamic Bank, being members of the Group. It is also supported by Al Salam Bank, Arcapita, Bahrain Islamic Bank, Dar Al Maal Al Islami Group, Ernst & Young, Gulf Finance House, Gulf International Bank, Jadwa Investment, International Turnkey Solutions, Investment Dar, Kuwait Finance House, Path Solutions, Shamil Bank, Shiekan Insurance & Reinsurance, Unicorn Investment Bank and United International Ba