Why A Programme In Islamic Finance And Law?
Islamic banking and finance is the fastest growing sector in the Financial Services Industry, recording annual growth rates in excess of 15%. In South Africa initiatives to facilitate Islamic Banking and Finance have been put in place. Tax laws have been amended with a view to attracting petrodollars from the Middle East countries. South Africa can be the hub of Islamic Banking in Africa. In addition, there is increased interest in Islamic Banking and Finance in Africa and Islamic Law forms the basis of this. A programme in Islamic Finance and Law will contribute to human capital development in this field.
What Will I Gain From This Programme?
The programme is designed to provide a sound understanding of Islamic Law and Finance. The course aims to equip participants with knowledge on a wide spectrum of Islamic Finance, Banking, and relevant legal issues in order to enhance understanding of the practicality of Islamic Finance, Banking, and Law in a secular state. There is a proliferation of Islamic Banks and Islamic windows in conventional banks in South Africa and throughout the world. Participants will have the basic knowledge and skills to enable them to have insights into the area of Islamic Banking, Finance and Law.
The programme will be an enriching experience for those with and without Islamic (Shariah) knowledge and to candidates from various religious denominations.
The programme will be delivered through a mix of lectures and independent study. Lectures will be facilitated by leading Islamic Finance and Law scholars. Students completing this programme will also be able to vertically articulate onto the RBS BCom Degree programme.
Modules to be completed
- Principles of Islamic Law
- Islamic Banking & Finance
- Islamic Family Law
- Introduction to Principles of Islamic Law
- Judicial System in Islam
- Islamic Criminal Law
- Islamic Medical Jurisprudence