There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world, and 6 million in the United States, yet little is known about a relatively new and rapidly growing area of finance administered in compliance with Shari'ah law. Shari'ah (Islamic) law lays down a code of ethics and conduct under which Muslims are instructed to live their lives. However, it is very difficult for Muslims to comply with the financial restrictions enunciated in the Qur'an and Sunna because the Islamic financial industry is still undeveloped or absent in many areas of the world.
The Institute of Halal Investing works to demystify Islamic finance among both Muslims and non-Muslims by providing research on Shari'ah-compliant financial products.
It is recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the U.S.
Institute of Halal Investing is working to become a world class think tank on Islamic banking, finance and investment. We currently provide or plan to provide following opportunities for both Muslims and non-Muslims to understand this rapidly growing area of finance:
- A central resource that holds knowledge about Islamic banking, finance and investment;
- Access to world class forums on Islamic finance at major financial capitals of both the Muslim world and Western financial centers;
- A library that holds the latest research and white papers on Islamic banking, finance and investing;
- Courses and seminars on Islamic banking, finance and investment;
- A regularly published newsletter about Islamic banking, finance and investing.