About the IILF Initiative
Our Mission To Help Shape the Future of Islamic Law and Finance
The International Islamic Law and Finance Initiative is a collaborative initiative between SMU’s School of Law and Lee Kong Chian School of Business, which draws from the resources of all schools in the University. The mission of the IILF Initiative is to carry out research and be a thought leader in Islamic law and finance. We provide a catalyst and synergy for Islamic law and finance knowledge development and dissemination through international collaborations with other institutions, conferences and industry forums, visiting scholars, funded research grants, and IILF Centre research assistants and research fellows.
Research creates value. Value must be extracted and disseminated effectively, in order for its potential to be fully realized. To facilitate research, and the effective dissemination of its value to the industry through applied education and training, we are developing a clearly defined and industry-focused research initiative and industry-applied education initiative, and it is anticipated that other specialist initiatives will be defined and added in the future. Research, education and training programs, conferences and seminars/forums focus on the practical aspects of Islamic law and finance and enhance our distinct role as a vehicle for developing the Islamic finance industry in Singapore and internationally. We seek to work closely with all stakeholders, and in particular with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Law and other public institutions, as well as with the financial industry in Singapore and abroad. Our research and education functions will have broad impact on development of the Islamic finance industry in Singapore and beyond, as well as on enhanced market connectivity, especially with other parts of Asia and the Middle East.