The latest issue of Islamic Finance Today for January- March 2010 has just been released. The contents of this issue include Perceptions of Islamic Finance by Roshan Madawela, Tale of Two Charities by Mansoor Durrani, Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Issues by Rayan Muhammed, Islamic Rate of Return by Joseph Di Vanna, The Role of the Regulator by Suresh Perera, Shariah Scholars in the GCC by Murat Unal, Islamic Finance Conquering Europe by Beata Paxford, Islamic Insurance in Russia and the CIS by Renat Bekkin, Islamic Banking in India by Dr.Imamul Haque and Fayaz Ahmed Lone and Malaysian Islamic Sovereign Papers by Meor Amri Meor Ayub besides reviews of two recent publications Islamic Capital Markets by Brian Kettell and A New Financial Dawn. The Rise of Islamic Finance by Joseph De Vanna and Antoine Sreih and news pertaining to this fast growing sector of the global financial industry.
Islamic Finance Today is published by Pioneer Publications (Pvt) Ltd. The magazine delivers to its discerning readership a mix of exclusive contributions on this very happening industry by a number of leading scholars and academics, interviews with leading personalities in the field and news, events and finance reports to keep readers updated on the latest developments in the industry.
A recent research report titled Islamic Finance and Economics as Reflected in Research and Publications by Dr.Nazim Ali of Harvard Law School, Massachusetts lists Islamic Finance Today (Sri Lanka) as one of six Popular Islamic Finance Journals, alongside others such as Islamic Banker (United Kingdom), Shirkah Islamic Business and Finance (Switzerland), Investor’s Magazine (Kuwait) and Business Islamica and Islamic Business & Finance (United Arab Emirates). IFT has also been cited as a primary source of information in Reports such as Islamic Finance 2009 compiled by Islamic Financial Services London (IFSL).
The magazine is distributed by Vijitha Yapa and is available in all leading bookshops.