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Islamic Finance Project

The Islamic Finance Program (IFP) portal is intended as a reference site to promote discussion on issues and practices in implementation of products and services coming under the umbrella of Islamic economics and finance.

This portal is the result of the 30 years of work put in by Dr. S. Nazim Ali in the field of Islamic economics and finance. It was established by Dr. Ali as the Harvard Islamic Finance Information Program (HIFIP) at Harvard University in 1995, it merged with the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School (HLS) in 2004, to become the Islamic Finance Portal (IFP), where it stayed until the program’s closure in 2014.

Events and publications organized under the aegis of both HIFIP and IFP can be accessed via

For any inquiries, please free to contact me.

S. Nazim Ali, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Center for Islamic Economics and Finance
College of Islamic Studies
Hamad Bin Khalifa University Email:

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