Friday, August 7, 2009


Am writing a Chapter titled " Capacity Building for Islamic Finance in Malaysia & ASEAN ". Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hamidin Abd. Hamid (Dep. Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Institute, U.Malaya) will be my supervisor for this topic.

Research thus far have only churn out 1, ... that's right ONLY ONE Journal Article of note i.e. an ILSP- Harvard Law School article by S.Nazim Ali titled " Islamic Finance and Economics as Reflected in Research & Publications ".

Other pertinent non-journal articles includes:
  1. AIBIM - 1 June 2009;
    " Islamic Banking in ASEAN: don't fly too high!

Triangulation approach is the research methodology method to be used for this topic. The approach will however be more skewed towards the qualitative aspects i.e. interviews.

Places/Persons where Interviews on IF were conducted to-date:
A) INDONESIA - Jakarta & Bandung ( May - July 2009 )
B) MALAYSIA - Kuala Lumpur
  • Tan Sri Sanusi Junid

  • Prof. Saiful Azhar Rosly

  • Mr. Khairil Abdullah

Appreciate any suggestions for me to proceed further on this topic especially on recommended journal articles, conference papers etc.



  1. Thursday, Aug 13, 2009 at 7:31 AM.
    e-mailed comment from an old friend whom I studied together at MC-IIUM for the PDIBF programme. Presently, working in the Islamic Banking industry.

    Salam Tuan. Hopefully you could add about gold dinar trading in Islamic banking and finance amongst the Asean countries. Explore more in the contact of merit and demerit of trading in gold dinar. Thanks for sharing.

  2. e-mail from Article Writer in response to my e-mail query. Both e-mails are reproduced here.

    TQ Mr. Nazim Ali.

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    Islamic Finance Program
    DATE: 2009/8/21
    Integrating Islamic finance into the mainstream

    Actually it is a book, the citation details as follows:

    Author: Ali, S. Nazim

    Title: Integrating Islamic Finance into the Mainstream: Regulation, Standardization and Transparency.

    Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    Publisher: Islamic Finance Project, Harvard Law School, Harvard University

    Year: 2007

    Page; 261

    ISBN: 0-970283563

    Please let me know if you need any further information.


    Nazim Ali


    From: []
    Sent: Friday, August 07, 2009 1:09 PM
    To: Islamic Finance Program
    Subject: Integrating Islamic finance into the mainstream

    Islamic Finance Project Databank
    Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Comment : Greetings, I am writing a project paper titled "Capacity Building for Islamic Finance in Malaysia & ASEAN". I would like to quote the article titled "Islamic Finance and Economics as Reflected in Research Publications" written by S.Nazim Ali but, I'm not sure as to the source of the paper i.e. is it from a journal, conference paper etc. My research blog can be accessed at:- Appreciate some assistance on this matter. Best Regards. AMIRUL HAJI MOHAMAD

    Ali, S. Nazim

    Integrating Islamic finance into the mainstream


    United States


    This book is the second publication of the Islamic Finance Project. It includes a selection of 12 papers presented at the Seventh Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance on the topic, "Integrating Islamic Finance into the Mainstream: Regulation, Standardization, and Transparency." The first part concerns regulator dilemmas. The second part discusses religious, legal, economic, and political perspectives, covering retail finance in Europe as well. The third section is about the sukuk phenomenon. Lastly, the fourth part addresses the way forward for Islamic finance including controversies. The book includes a guide to the contributors, as well as a glossary of terms at the end.

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