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  • The IFQ provides a basic knowledge of the general principles of Shariah (Fiqh al Muamalat) and its application to Islamic banking and finance.
  • The IFQ covers the different types of Islamic finance contracts and products available.
  • The IFQ examines key practices used in the Islamic financial markets and the principles behind Investment selections.
  • Gaining the IFQ demonstrates having achieved a recognized level of understanding of Islamic finance and financial products.
  • Employing IFQ holders indicates that a company is contributing to the development and promotion of high ethical standards amongst its staff.
  • The IFQ syllabus, workbook, other teaching materials and exams have been developed with the support and collaboration of a panel of internationally recognised experts in Islamic finance.
  • The IFQ curriculum is reviewed regularly to reflect developments in the fast-changing world of Islamic financial services.
  • The IFQ was initiated and is supported by the Central Bank of Lebanon (Banque du Liban).
  • The IFQ is awarded jointly by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (recognized by Ofqual, the UK government education regulator) and l’Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA).
  • The IFQ is an internationally available and recognized qualification that is associated with three world-renowned institutions – CISI, l’Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA) and Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF).
  • Free CISI Student membership - become associated with a Chartered professional body and take advantage of an extensive range of benefits.
  • Eligible for ACSI designatory letters awarded by the CISI upon completion.

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