Is the Current Model of Shari’ah Governance Fit for Purpose?

IFC & ISRA Thematic Workshop 2016, in association with K&L Gates
Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Islamic Finance Council UK (IFC) and the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), in association wih K&L Gates invite you to an event addressing the Shari’ah governance model. The event will include the UK launch of the IFC and ISRA External Shari’ah Audit Report 2016.

Location: K&L Gates, One New Change (Watling Street entrance), London

Presenters: Jonathan Lawrence

Sponsors: K&L Gates, IFC, ISRA


9.30am - Registration and breakfast
10.00am - Morning sessions
12.00pm - Networking lunch
1.00pm - Afternoon sessions
3.00pm - Event concludes

The event will cover several key themes including:
How the current Shari’ah governance model works; its gaps and limitations
Examining the role of scholars alongside areas of potential conflict and impairment
The role of external Shari’ah audit
Regulatory differences in approach – is there a ‘best practice’?
Is it all about the fatwa? To what level are Islamic bankers individually and personally responsible?

Speakers will include:
Sheikh Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ali Elgari, Member of ISRA Council of Scholars
Dr Akram Laldin, Executive Director, ISRA
The Lord Sheikh, Conservative Muslim Peer
Jonathan Lawrence, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Iqbal Asaria CBE, Associate, Afkar Consulting Ltd
Dr Marjan Muhammad, Director of Research, ISRA
Arshadur Rahman, Manager - Shari’ah Compliant Facilities Project, Bank of England
Sheikh Haytham Tamim, Founder, Shariah Solutions
Omar Shaikh, Advisory Board Member, IFC