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Islamic Finance Professional Development Course


This course was recorded live and is now available as a self-study program.

Recorded classes

Flexible learning

Certificate of Completion

Almir Colan's flagship professional development course.



  • Understand the aims of Islamic finance in contemporary society.
  • Identify and describe the main principles and prohibitions in Islamic banking and finance.
  • Develop an understanding of how different Islamic modes of financing work.
  • Develop confidence in explaining features of each mode of financing.
  • Apply rules of Islamic finance on contemporary commercial transactions and analyze them for Shari'ah compliancy.


  • Intro to Islamic Economic framework
  • How Islamic Banking and Finance works 
  • Islamic Law of Contracts and Business Transactions
  • Islamic perspective on wealth and money
  • Personal money matters
  • Prohibited transactions
  • Musharaka and Mudaraba modes of financing (Equity based)
  • Murabahah and Ijarah modes of financing
  • Salam and Istisna modes of financing
  • Islamic Financial Markets, funds and shares.
  • Sukuk (investment certificates)
  • Digital economy and FinTech

Who is this course for?

This course is suited to all participants who want to enhance their understanding of Islamic banking and finance, enter the field or further their career opportunities.

No prior knowledge or qualifications are necessary.

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Sheikh Moustapha Sarakibi

The AusCIF course is spectacular, it provides the student with a concise yet hollistic understanding of the vastly growing Islamic finance industry and its innovative Shariah compliant products. Though what I mostly found intriguing was its practical approach on dealing with everyday transactions.

Sadia Karim, CEO, Yurizk

Almir Colan’s genuine care, extensive knowledge and creative ways to explain complex issues make his course very engaging, interesting, and highly beneficial. I took the course and I must say, the thoroughness of each subject matter is much more than what you would normally expect from an intensive Islamic Finance course.

Adalat Jurat

I did benefit from your online course a lot, from there I started my research on Islamic banking and finance reporting requirements and compliance with Sharia.

Course details:

  • Start date: Any time
  • Course Deliver: Pre recorded lessons
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Class Recording: All classes are recorded and available for up to 12 months.
  • Course Instructor: Almir Colan, Director of Australian Centre for Islamic Finance (AUSCIF)

Instructor: Almir Colan

Almir Colan is the Director of Australian Centre for Islamic Finance (AUSCIF) and CEO at Olive Investments. Almir is also an adviser to number of institutions that provide Islamic finance and member of a working group at AAOIFI.

Previously, Almir was a consultant lecturer and board member for the Master of Islamic Banking and Finance Course at La Trobe University.

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$195 USD

Full registration

  • Easy to follow lessons
  • Flexible online learning
  • Expert instructor
  • 12 months access to class recordings
  • Certificate of Completion

Pay by instalments

$97.5 USD

2 monthly payments of $97.5 USD

  • Easy to follow lessons
  • Flexible online learning
  • Expert instructor
  • 12 months access to class recordings
  • Certificate of Completion

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Why learn about Islamic Finance?

Globally, there is a demand for a fair and just banking system.

As this demand continues to rise, so does the awareness of the timeless principles and values of Islamic finance. Built upon the foundation of Islamic law, which prohibits usurious and speculative activities, the Islamic finance industry prides itself on engaging in business and financial dealings in a fair and ethical manner.

The course covers key principles underlying Islamic finance, prohibitions and modes of financing.​​​

The Rise of Islamic Economy and Finance

Today the Islamic economy is beginning to rise as 1.8 billion Muslims around the globe begin to make commercial decisions that are driven by faith and values.

There are over 50 Muslim majority countries that represent over $19.4 trillion in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. These same countries also represent some of the fastest- growing global economies in the world.

It is estimated that by the year 2023, Islamic Finance will reach $3.8 trillion, followed by Halal food US$1.8 trillion, modest fashion $361 billions, Halal media and recreation $288 billion, Halal travel $274 billion, Halal pharmaceuticals $131 and so on.

In this course, you will learn about Islamic Finance as the engine of growth for the Islamic Economy.

Trends and economic growth

Based on Pew Research:

  • There are 1.8 billion Muslims in the world – roughly 24% of the global population
  • Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world
  • Muslims are also the youngest (median age of 24 years old) of all major religious groups, seven years younger than the median age of non-Muslims
  • The number of Muslims is expected to increase by 70% from 1.8 billion to nearly 3 billion in 2060. (World's population is projected to grow only 32%)
  • By 2030, there will be more than 540 million Muslim youth and young adults (ages 15-29) around the world (30% of all youth in the world)

Learn how to cater for the needs of the value driven economy and its consumers.

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This Course was developed in association with the Australian Centre for Islamic Finance (AUSCIF).

If you have any questions email us at [email protected]