Events Reports

Capacity Building Training Workshop on Islamic Finance for Shariah Scholars of all Schools of Thoughts at CUI Vehari

“Capacity Building Training Workshop on Islamic Banking and Finance for Shariah Scholars of all Schools of Thoughts” at COMSATS University Islamabad VEHARI Campus in collaboration with State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)


Capacity Building Training Workshop on Islamic Finance for Shariah Scholars of all Schools of Thoughts at CUI Sahiwa

In continuation of “Capacity Building Program” by Center of Islamic Finance in collaboration with State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), yet another workshop took place in CUI Sahiwal campus on Wednesday 24th April 2019. Venue was Room C4 of Block C in CUI Sahiwal.


CIF Annual Report 2017-18

The Center of Islamic Finance (CIF) is serving the noble cause of promoting research, training & development, Shariah advisory and extensive outreach in the area of Islamic Finance. CIF has taken many initiatives including Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF), COMSATS Journal of Islamic Finance (CJIF), Islamic Finance Excellence Award (IFEA), Halal Advisory Services (HAS) and Shariah Advisory Services (SAS) since last four years. Every year various projects are presented from the platform of CIF that are currently published in CIF Annual Report 2017-18.


Sixth CIF-SBP Capacity Building Workshop on Islamic Finance at CUI Vehari

The opening ceremony started with the recitation of Al-Quran. Mr. Hafiz Abdul Samad, from Jamia Khalid Bin Waleed recited few verses from Al-Quran. Prof. Dr.Khair-UZ- Zaman, Director CUI Vehari Campus was the chief guest of the ceremony. He welcomed all the participants and paid special thanks to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in cooperating and facilitating the event.


A 5 Days workshop held at CUI Abbottabad in collaboration with SBP and NIBAF for banking officers and Shariah scholar.

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and National Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF) in collaboration with Center of Islamic Finance, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS, Abbottabad organized a five-days training course on Fundamentals of Islamic Banking Operations (FIBO) during October 16-20, 2017 for bankers, Islamic scholars, and academicians.


Fifth SBP-CIF Capacity Building Workshop on Islamic Finance at CUI Sahiwal

CIF’s fifth workshop regarding “Capacity Building Program” of Islamic Finance in collaboration with State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) took place in CUI Sahiwal on Tuesday 12th – Wednesday 13th December, 2017. Venue was Room C4 of Block C in CUI Sahiwal.


Fourth SBP-CIF Capacity Building Workshop on Islamic Finance at CUI Islamabad.

The opening ceremony started on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 with the recitation of Al-Quran. Mr Yasir Kundi,Lecturer Department of Management Sciences, recited verses from Al-Quran on the essence of faith in ALLAH TAALHA. The ceremony was presided by honourable chief guest Prof. Dr. Khalid Riaz, Dean Faculty of Business Administration, COMSATS University Islamabad, Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi, Head of Center of Islamic Finance (CIF) and Mufti Irshad Ahmad Aijaz, Chairman Supervisory Board, BankIslami Pakistan Limited.


Visit of CIF-CUI Lahore Delegation to Malaysia on October 2-6, 2017.

“There are enormous opportunities and exceptional potential for Islamic finance in Pakistan” said Prof. Dr. Qaisar Abbas while delivering a ‘Career Talk’ to the graduating cohort at INCEIF, an only dedicated university to Islamic finance on the planet.


Third SBP-CIF Capacity Building Workshop on Islamic Finance at CUI Wah.

The opening ceremony started with the recitation of Al-Quran. Mir Abdur Rafeh, student of BBA recited few verses from Al-Quran. Dr. Majid Jamal Khan, Assistant Professor/Member CIF hosted the program and gave the audience an overview of SBP-CIF training workshop. Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi,Head of CIF and Managing Editor CJIF welcomed all the participants and briefed about the activities held at Center of Islamic Finance (CIF).


Second SBP-CIF Capacity Building Workshop on Islamic Finance at CUI Attock.

Opening started with the recitation from the verses of Holy Quran. Afterward Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head, CIF) welcomed all participants and briefed about Center of Islamic Finance (CIF) at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) Lahore. Dr. Abbasi informed about COMSATS Journal of Islamic Finance (CJIF), Shariah Advisory Services, Islamic Finance Excellence Award (IFEA) and Outreach Program of CIF


Capacity Building Training Workshop on Islamic Finance

Opening started with the recitation for al-Qurʾān. Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi (Head, CIF) welcomed all participants and briefed about Center of Islamic Finance (CIF) at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) Lahore.


GFIF 2017

COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) Lahore, Pakistan has been organizing Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF) since 2013 for serving the noble cause of promoting Islamic finance in Pakistan and beyond.


Strategic Workshop of CIF-Network 2016

For over a decade various Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs) have been established in Pakistan and abroad to serve Islamic Finance. Supplementing this cause, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore has established Center of Islamic Finance (CIF) in 2014 and now has established sub-offices in each campus of COMSATS in six following cities of Pakistan for better outreach of Center of Islamic Finance.


Seminar on “Why need to study Islamic banking and Finance?”

The Center of Islamic Finance (CIF) at COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus successfully organized a seminar on need of Islamic Banking and its practices on Wednesday, 18th of May, 2016. Learning areas include


Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF), 2016

COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus has been organizing a Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF) since 2013 for serving the noble cause of penetrating Islamic finance in Pakistan. After two consecutive GFIFs in 2013 and 2014 a Center of Islamic Finance (CIF) was established at CUI Lahore campus. CIF is primarily meant to undertake research and development for contributing Shariah compliant financial solutions. It further offers demand driven and customizable trainings for professionals. In addition CIF also supplements the Department of Management Sciences in degree programmes with specialization in Islamic finance.


Seminar on Issues and Challenges in Islamic Finance

The Center of Islamic Finance at COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus successfully organized the event on Issues and Challenges in developing Islamic Financial system and Takaful (Islamic Insurance) on December 29th 2015 (4:00 to 7:30PM)


IFAAS Workshop 2015

For over a decade various Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs) have been established in Pakistan and abroad to serve Islamic Finance.While their products, contracts and procedures were being complied with Shariah standards, it was realized that their corporate governance should also be encompassed under Shariah rulings.


Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF), 2015

The Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF), 2015 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus has been organizing a Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF) since 2013 for serving the noble cause of penetrating Islamic finance in Pakistan. After two consecutive GFIFs in 2013 and 2014 a Center of Islamic Finance (CIF) was established at CUI Lahore campus. CIF is primarily meant to undertake research and development for contributing Shariah compliant financial solutions. It further offers demand driven and customizable trainings for professionals. In addition CIF also supplements the Department of Management Sciences in degree programmes with specialization in Islamic finance.


Seminar on Takaful 2014

A seminar for spreading awareness on Takaful (Islamic Insurance) was held in collaboration with Pak-Qatar Family Takaful on December 10, 2014 (11:00 AM to 04:00 PM) with support of Dr. Waheed Akhter, Assistant Professor, Management Science Department, CUI-Lahore.


IFAP 2014

The Center of Islamic Finance at COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus successfully organized a one day workshop on Operational Risk Management in Islamic Financial Institutions on September 18, 2014 with partnership of Edbiz Consulting


Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF), 2014

COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus Pakistan is proudly hosting the second Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF), after the successful conduction of the first GFIF, another platform for scholars from around the globe in the field of Islamic finance to share latest developments in Islamic finance


Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF), 2013

COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus Pakistan is hosting Global Forum on Islamic Finance with the collaboration of Lancaster University UK to provide an opportunity to share latest developments among scholars from around the globe in the field of Islamic finance. The theme of the Conference is “Islamic Finance: New Realities New Challenges”.(


ASASAH Masharakah Financing Session