Under the auspices of Hamdard Institute of Management Sciences (HIMS), Hamdard University in collaboration with Bankislami Pakistan organized a seminar titled ‘Emerging Trends and Career Opportunities for Youth in Islamic banking and Finance (IBF)’ on September 7, 2022 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi. The Zeal Canada and Dolmen Group were co-sponsors.
After recitation of the Holy Quran and the National Anthem, Associate Dean, HIMS, Professor Dr. Amir Adam welcomed the participants hoping that the seminar will play a key role in spreading awareness of the prohibition of Riba in Islam and highlighted the injunction by Federal Shariat Court in its recent verdict on Riba to do away with it completely in 5 years. The moderator and organizer of the event, Dr. Muhammad Wasie Fasih Butt stated that this seminar aimed to present holistic picture of Islamic finance ecosystem , forecasting its future trends, thus guiding the current finance students in choosing the right direction for their successful yet halal career path.
The seminar consisted of two sessions, one on emerging trends and career opportunities in Islamic Banking Institutions (IBIs) while the second one was about on the same theme in Islamic Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFIs)
Nine eminent scholars and practitioners from various leading financial institutions shared their views on the occasion. The chief guest, Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (Shaikhul Hadith Jamia Darululoom Karachi and Chairman Shariah Board, MBL) addressed the seminar through dedicated audio message and advised University students and madrasa graduates to acquire in-depth knowledge of Islamic finance and admired the universities providing related degree programs. His son, Dr. Mufti Muhammad Hassan Ashraf Usmani received the souvenir on his behalf.
The gusset of honor, Mr. Syed Amir Ali, President & CEO of BankIslami Pakistan endorsed the theme of seminar quoting Muhammad bin Qasim who entered Sindh by using modern technology of that time in less than a 100 years after the departure of the holy Prophet sallahualaihewasallam. He stressed on how Muslims led the world for hundreds of yearwith advancement in technology and economic system along with their spiritual power. He emphasized on designing more technology based customer friendly products in Islamic banks. He encouraged the students to take benefit from “Deen Connect” app launched by BankIslami in Feb, 2021 as a free of cost Islamic awareness program aimed at assisting all Muslims – both customers and non-customers – in acquiring knowledge of Islamin an easy and convenient manner at their own pace and space. Amir congratulated Hamdard University, his alma mater, for organizing this awareness session.