The Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF) is collaboratively established by the Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, State Bank of Pakistan and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to spur financial inclusion in Pakistan

The strategy of the CEIF is designed on threefold orientations namely academia, research, and industry efforts to boost-up Islamic Finance and financial inclusion through it. These three sets of efforts are managed as three chairs: A-CEIF, R-CEIF, and I-CEIF. The starting alphabets represent, Academia, Research, and Industry, respectively.

The CEIF provides a long term and sustained platform through which the educationalists, researchers, and practitioners alike take benefit to holistically advance the Islamic Finance and hence the financial inclusion of society.


To be the premier centre for Islamic finance research, education, and practice


The Centre broadly encompasses the following activities:

  • Develop and conduct program based education and training in Islamic Finance
  • Develop and offer Shariah related courses for Islamic Finance providers
  • Conduct pure and applied Shariah based business research relevant to the market needs
  • Provide consultancy, training and evaluation services to the Islamic Finance Industry
  • Develop a data hub on different spectrum of Islamic Finance
  • Develop a platform for Islamic Finance scholars and practitioners to meet and share ideas for promotion of dynamic Islamic Business


CEIF -Institute of Management

Sciences 1-A, Sector E-5,

Phase VII, Hayatabad,

Peshawar- Pakistan



Phone (Exchange): +091-9217408, +091-9217443 Ext: 425

Fax: +603 4256 2977

E-mail: ceif@imsciences.edu.pk