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Important Dates (GMT +8:00)

  1. Abstract Deadline: 30 October 2017
  2. Abstract Acceptance Notification: 6 November 2017
  3. Full Paper Deadline: 14 December 2017
  4. Acceptance Notification: 15 December 2017
  5. Early Bird Deadline: 18 December 2017
  6. Participant Registration Deadline: 29 December 2017


It is Matter of immense pleasure that we have received a healthy response to our conference, because of limited seats further registration are not possible at the moment. 


1st World Islamic Economics & Finance Conference

in collaboration with

 Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah & Islamic Research, and Training Institute

Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan

3rd & 4th January 2018

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Program & Abstract Book

Call for Papers

1st World Islamic Economics Conference (WIEFC 2018) aims to bring together leading International and local academicians, scientists and researchers of Islamic Economics and Finance to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Islamic Economics & Finance. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the recent development and innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Islamic Banking, Economics, and Finance industry around the world. The conference welcome speech will be delivered by Shaykh-ul-Islam Professor Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Chairman Board of Governors (BOG), Minhaj University Lahore.

WIEFC 2018 is going to be organized as the indisputable compass for the global Islamic Economics, Finance, and Banking Industry, building a robust platform that comprises of leading bankers, institutional investors, asset managers, policy makers and academicians from across the World to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise.

The conference theme is “Developing Economy of Islam with Islamic Finance”, reflecting the fact that global economy finds itself at an important inflection point. WIEFC 2018 is aimed at enabling Islamic Finance to converge, strengthen and grow itself as an Economic System whilst equipping leaders with breakthrough insights to navigate the complexity of the global financial system.


We invite researchers from around the World to come up with their innovative ideas covering all areas of Islamic Banking and Finance but not restricted to:
Islamic Economics:
•    The (Risk) Sharing Economy: Equity as a New Financial Paradigm
•    The Role, Practice, and Application of Waqf and Zakat for Social Welfare
•    Application and Implementation of Monetary Policies and Islamic Financial System
•    Environmental and Sustainable Economic Development
•    Technology Development & Innovation: Concept & Applications of Fintech
•    International Islamic Trade, Investment and Its Integration in Islamic Economy
•    Government & Economic Resiliency
•    Entrepreneurship
Islamic Finance:
•    Governance of Islamic Financial Institutions
•    Challenges for Publishing in Islamic Finance
•    Islamic Asset Financing a Reliable Alternative for Equity Investment?
•    Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting Practices in Islamic Financial Institutions
•    Corporate Social Responsibility Practices and Moral Management in Islamic Financial Institutions
•    How Mature is the Regulatory Framework of Islamic Banking and Finance? Wider issues in Islamic Banking and Finance: Studies from around the World
•    Shariah Compliance, Measurement and Management of the Diverse Risks at Present
•    Innovative and Alternative Islamic Models of Financing
•    Status, issues and new perspectives on Shariah Governance and Mechanisms
•    Contemporary Fatwas and their role in Islamic Financial system
•    Research Techniques/Instruments for Research in the field of Islamic Finance

Conference Chair

•    Shaykh-ul-Islam Professor Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Chairman BOG, Minhaj University Lahore
Conference Co-Chairs:
•    Dr. Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Deputy Chairman BOG, Minhaj University Lahore, Pakistan 
•    Dr. M. Ishaq Bhatti, Associate Professor, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
•    Dr. Mohamed Ariff, Professor and former head of Finance, Monash University and currently, heading Dept of Economics, Sunway University, Malaysia

International Speakers

Professor Dr. Masudul Alam Choudhury, Department of Shari'ah and Economics, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Professor, and International Chair, Postgraduate Program in Islamic Economics and Finance, Faculty of Economics, Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Prof. Dr. Kabir Hassan, University of New Orleans, USA

Dr. Mohamed Ariff, Professor, and Head of Department at Sunway University, KL, Malaysia

Dr. M Ishaq Bhatti, Associate Professor, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Dr. Humayon Dar, Islamic Economist, Chairman, Edbiz Corporation, London

Dr. Husam-Aldin N. Al-Malkawi, Associate Professor, The British University, Dubai-UAE

Dr. Muhammad Zulkhibri, Senior Researcher, IRTI, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Professor Ma’sum Billah, Institute of Islamic Economics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Scientific Committee 

Dr. Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri (Minhaj University Lahore), Prof. Dr. M. Ishaq Bhatti (La Trobe University Melbourne), Professor Mohamed Ariff (Sunway University, Malaysia), Prof. Dr. Husam-Aldin N. Al-Malkawi (The British University Dubai), Prof. Dr. Kabir Hassan (University of New Orleans, USA), Prof. Dr. Zulkarnain Muhammad Sori (INCIEF, Malaysia), Mufti Fahad Ahmad Qureshi (Minhaj University Lahore), Professor Ma’sum Billah (Institute of Islamic Economics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Professor Dr. Hayat Awan, former VC, BZ Univ., Multan (Air University, Multan Campus),  Prof. Dr. Obiyathulla Ismath Bacha (INCIEF, Malaysia), Prof. Dr. Imam Uddin (Karachi University), Dr Ahmed Taha Al Ajlouni (Qassim University, Saudi Arabia), Dr Sami AS SOULAIMANI (IFAAS, University of Brest, Morocco)


Foreign Faculty (100 USD), Foreign Student (75 USD), Local Faculty (30 USD), Local Students (20 USD)

Non-Presenter Foreign Participants (50 USD), Non-Presenter Local Participants (Rs.1000/PKR)

Early Birds will enjoy concession of 05 USD


Please ensure your submission meets the WIEFC 2018 strict guidelines for accepting scholarly Papers. Submit your abstracts and full papers online.

Participant/Presenter Registration

Online Paper Submission


Abstracts will be gone through blind review by the scientific committee for possible acceptance and rejection. The selected abstracts will be notified for final papers submission.


The best 5 research papers will be published in International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management subject to fulfilling the journal's requirements and meeting criteria. 

Rest of the Conference research papers will be published in the University's research journal and will also be published in the conference proceeding. 

Mr. Khurram Shahzad (director.academics@mul.edu.pk), Mufti Fahad Ahmad Qureshi (muftifaqureshi.siebf@mul.edu.pk), Mrs. Samreen Khurram Aftab (samreen@mul.edu.pk), Dr. Muhammad Tayyab (mtayyab.t@mul.edu.pk)

For Registration of Non-Presenter Participants

Mrs. Samreen Khurram Aftab
Director IT, Website, Social Media & Technical Affairs
Email: samreen@mul.edu.pk

Cell: +92 302 8469262

Office: +924235114271 

Mr. Muhammad Omar

Email: designer@mul.edu.pk

Cell: +923008867613
Office: +924235145621-24 Ext: 305

Conference Secretariat

Mr. Umair Abbas

Email: umairabbas@mul.edu.pk

Cell: +923034434325
Office: +924235233121


Minhaj University Lahore

Punjab, Pakistan
Website: www.mul.edu.pk
Email: director.academics@mul.edu.pk
Landline: +924235145621-624, +924235233121
Mobile: +923134518863

International Partners

La Trobe University