OUR HUMBLE BEGINNING
IFSG was born from a discussion on how we could make Islamic Finance accessible for anyone. So in August 2018, we started as a Whats-app group to facilitate knowledge sharing between students, scholars and finance professionals. We have since expanded to organise events such as community round tables and live webinars where people can connect, share information and start projects that ultimately bring value to our community.
To clarify financial issues pertaining to the community through credible and proper research.
To act as an accelerator to raise finance issues to the relevant authority
To form a cohesive unit that synergises Islamic Finance expertise from Industry players and asatizah
To be a source of reference for the Muslim community in Singapore about Islamic Finance
To be a group that gathers Islamic finance issues and escalates a proposed solution to the relevant authority
To bridge the gap between Islamic Finance practitioners/academics/industry players and asatizah /madrasah students
To provide a platform to facilitate information sharing and discussion about muamalat (commercial transactions)
To increase public awareness on the roles and impact of Islamic Finance towards a sustainable financial ecosystem
Muhammad Ridhwaan Radzi, CSAA
Ridhwaan is currently the president of Islamic Finance @ Singapore while pursuing his business degree at NTU. He was from Madrasah Aljunied Al-Islamiah and completed his A-Level equivalent studies there before studying Banking & Finance at Nanyang Polytechnic. His passion in Islamic Finance started after taking the Islamic Finance Qualification by CISI, UK which then led him to take the ACIFE in Financial Analysis by Ethica Institute and CSAA by AAOIFI. While still an undergraduate, he has garnered five finance internship positions and also held multiple leadership roles in societies and clubs.
Zul Hakim Bin Jumat, CSAA
Deputy Managing Director
Zul Hakim Jumat is a researcher for the Center of Islamic Economics and Finance (CIEF), and a PhD candidate in Islamic Finance and Economy at the College of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University. Before joining CIEF, he was a research editor with the Dow Jones Risk & Compliance team that focuses on Sanction Ownership Research.
His research interests include Islamic investment, Socially Responsible Investment, and the United Nations (UN) sustainable development goals.
Azhari is a Finance undergraduate at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) with a Minor in Accountancy. While pursuing his undergraduate studies, he currently volunteers with Pertapis, mentoring underprivileged children with their academic endeavours. Though trained in conventional finance, he actively seeks to learn about Islamic Finance on his own and is passionate about expanding the applications of Islamic Finance in Singapore and the greater Southeast Asian region.