International Research Centre of Islamic Economics and Finance (IRCIEF) is a research centre under the International Islamic University College Selangor (KUIS) that focuses on Islamic Banking and Finance. The uniqueness of IRCIEF is the collaboration between the industry players and academicians to mutually strengthen the Islamic economics and finance. Visit http://www.kuis.edu.my/ircief for further information.
Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) – Bank Islam is the first Shariah based banking institution in Malaysia and South East Asia; and has been playing the leading role in the development of the nation’s Islamic banking industry. In fact, it has provided technical assistance in the setting up of several Islamic institutions in the Asian region such as Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Incorporated in 1983, it was originally established with the sole purpose of assisting with the financial needs of the Muslim population of Malaysia. Since then, Bank Islam has extended its services to the wider, non-Muslim, population fulfilling its “Banking-for-All” principle. In serving its ever expanding customer base, Bank Islam currently has the widest dedicated Islamic banking network in Malaysia with 145 branches and more than 1,000 self-service terminals nationwide. Visit http://www.bankislam.com.my for further information.
The International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia was established in September 2007 in Kuala Lumpur as an independent non-profit research think-tank, with an initial grant from the government of Malaysia. On 9 October 2008, IAIS was formerly launched by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia and its Founding Patron Tun Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi. Visit http://www.iais.org.my/e/ for further information.
College of Islamic Studies Johor (MARSAH) – The early history of the College of Islamic Studies Johor (MARSAH) as a center of higher learning Islam and the Arabic language has been around in 1997 when the Johor Islamic Religious Council has decided to improve the standard of education in Maahad Johor to higher learning were to preserve the position of Maahad Johor as a high school and MARSAH as IPT. On 17 June 1997 the memorandum of understanding in the field of academic and cultural between the Majlis Agama Islam Johor and the University of Al-Azhar was signed to allow the school to be established to operate the program and courses Kuliah Al-Dirasat Al -Islamiah Wa Al -Arabiah University of Al Azhar in MARSAH. On 4 November 1997 MARSAH started a course of Shariah Islamiah with a total of 42 students located in the building Maahad Johor. On July 5, 2000 MARSAH received acknowledgment from the University of Al-Azhar for Diploma in Shariah Islamiah and Ushuluddin. Visit http://www.marsah.edu.my/v6/index.php/ms/ for further information.
The Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) is responsible for raising the standards and quality of professional learning and development in the financial services industry. FAA aims to create highly skilled and internationally mobile professionals for the global financial services industry. FAA is an independent quality assurance and accreditation body supported by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) and Securities Commission Malaysia and executed by a committee of technical experts, industry professionals and leading academics from the international financial services industry. Visit https://www.faa.org.my for more information.
Bank Rakyat was established on 28 September 1954 under the Cooperative Ordinance 1948 (known as the Cooperative Societies Act 1993). Today, Bank Rakyat is the biggest Islamic cooperative bank in Malaysia with assets totalling RM92.29 billion as at end of December 2015. The transformation in 2002 of the Bank from a conventional banking system to a banking system based on Syariah has enabled the Bank to record encouraging profits year after year. They continue to expand their product range and customer facilities that are varied and innovative. The products and facilities include consumer banking, commercial financing, savings and investments as well as products of financial planning to satisfy the many demands of a wide spectrum of modern day customers. Visit https://www2.irakyat.com.my for more information.