Conference Call for Parcipation in: The 11-th Foundation of Islamic Finance Conference (FIFC) 2021

20-22 March 2021

Theme: “COVID-19 Challenges to Islamic Financial Firms and Economies”

Web-based papere presentation using the Emerald’s Goconf Internet platform and organised jointly by a consortium of six particiapting univesities from Malaysia, Turkey and Qatar. The Sunway University is providing resources to organise this meeting.

This international consortium of leading universities share the key goal of developing authentic literature in Islamic Finance as a scholarly discipline by organising a three-day web-based conference.1 The seven universities are: Sunway University, Malaysia as the host organiser jointly with INCEIF, Malaysia; Istanbul University, Turkey; Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar; Istanbul Commerce University,Turkey; Latrobe University, Australia; Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey jointly holding this conference. The consortium of international universities is proud to host an international meeting using Emerald’s Gotowebinar platform as a service to this scholarly endeavour.

FIFC started with a very large financial grant from the Australian Research Council in 2005 to a research team led by Prof Mohamed Ariff at the Monash University, Australia to generate original research to add new authentic literature to the then emerging discipline of Islamic Finance. The first three meetings were held in Melbourne, Australia, after which subsequent meetings were hosted internationally in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Durham University,and Lancaster University in the well as UUM, INCEIF & Sunway University in Malaysia. This series of conferences has led to the publication of eight peer-reviewed books (see page 4 for examples) on Islamic banking, sukuk, financial institutions, wealth management, economics & banking risk published by reputed publishers Edward Elgar, John Wiley, etc. Islamic Finance series together with the best papers identified published at each meeting and also published independently by paper presenters in journals over nine years, there is strong evidence of creating an authentic literature by the FIFC. We invite you to participate.

[1] The 11-th FIFC was originally planned to be held in Istanbul on 18-20 December-2020. The ongoing persistence of COVID-19 prevented the Istanbul meeting so the meeting is now re-planned as a web-based conference.


Please submit a copy of the manuscript with title page containing the paper title, authors’ affiliation and contact information, and anabstract of no more than 200 words if a full paper is submitted. If an extended abstract is submitted, the abstract should be no more than four pages in length. The Programme Committee will detach the cover page to ensure anonymity for blind review process. Please send MS-Word (.docx) version only. Initial target date for paper/abstract submission is any time from when you see this call. We will continue to consider submissions up to 28th February 2021.

For paper writers:

  • At the minimum submit a 4-page extended abstract of the intended paper by 28th February 2021 for a review decision by the International Review Panel. It is preferable that author(s) send a full paper. A quick review decision will be conveyed in either case.
  • Submit a digital version of a Word file via You may send an email to if you have problem using this website. Once a paper is accepted, a registration/submission fee of RM125.00 (preferably) (about US$30.00) needs to be wired to the bank account that will be sent to the corresponding author of the accepted paper/abstract. Co-authors will also be notified of the decision. More information is available at on submitting paper.

Book Chapter authors:

  • A number of professors will be contacted very soon to consider/accept writing a chapter each on a specified topic area as identified by the Conference Group, along with an outline of the chapter to be commissioned. For the meeting, these contributors will prepare power-point files to present their findings during the webinar meeting as the contents of the chapters.
  • The PPT file should be sent to by 28th February 2021. The authors contributing to the book will be exempted from the registration fee requirement.


Conference Program Chair, Mobile: +60176164897
11-th Foundation of Islamic Finance Conference or FUFC 2021
Sunway University Business School, Sunway University
5 Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway,
47500, Selangor,MALAYSIA
Tel (O): +603-7491-8622 (Ext 7310)

All participant will be given certificate of participation.To register please click here to attend the meeting.


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