Simply Sharia Human Capital

Nurturing and connecting talent for the Islamic finance industry

Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ)

“I would strongly recommend this qualification to staff working and seeking to work in the Islamic finance industry.”

Sultan Choudhury,
CEO, Al Rayan Bank (formerly known as Islamic Bank of Britain)

Join Simply Sharia Human Capital (SSHC) for the intensive two-day training course, considered one of the most comprehensive qualifications open to banks, professionals and institutions looking to establish and enhance their Islamic finance offering.

What is the IFQ?

The IFQ is a global qualification covering Islamic finance from both a technical and a Sharia perspective. Developed by industry experts, the qualification will equip candidates with a practical understanding of Islamic finance principles and products; providing knowledge of the influence of Sharia in a business context and preparing students to hold key positions in the Islamic finance and Takaful (Islamic insurance) industries. The IFQ is an industry leading qualification, taken in over 40 countries.

Syllabus Chapters

  1. The Basis of Islamic Banking and Finance
  2. An Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance
  3. Islamic Law of Contracts
  4. Financial Techniques Applied by Islamic Banks
  5. Islamic Asset and Fund Management
  6. Sukuk Market
  7. Islamic Insurance – Takaful
  8. Financial Statements for Islamic Banks
  9. Islamic Corporate Governance


The course will be delivered by an Accredited Training Provider (ATP) at SSHC and a Certificate will be issued following the successful completion of study and a 2-hour examination delivered by Computer Based Testing (CBT).

For registration details and further information about the IFQ, please email: For the IFQ workbook, contact CISI on +44 20 7645 0680.