The Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance has been established at IBA with the objective of providing a platform for discovery, enhancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of Islamic Finance. It aims to be a world class Centre which, through education and research, carries on IBA’s legacy of thought leadership in the Islamic Finance industry.

Globally, Islamic Banking assets have witnessed a CAGR of 16% over a period of last 5 years exceeding USD 801 billion in 2015. In Pakistan, the Islamic Banking assets growing at the CAGR of 30% at present are at 12% of the total banking assets, expected to exceed 20% by 2020. This exponential growth of the industry has led to the vacuum of trained human resource at all levels. A wider array of products which are distinctively Shari’ah Compliant are also the need of the hour which would lead the industry to clearly differentiate itself in the market. CEIF has been established to meet this need for greater research and training.


To excel as a knowledge Centre of first choice, providing thought leadership to the domestic and global Islamic Finance Industry


To be recognized as a reputable, research driven institution with strong industry linkages offering innovative world class education, training and research programs in Islamic finance to a wide range of audience and be a catalyst for change.



City Campus

6th Floor Aman Tower,

Kayani Shaheed Road,

Karachi – 74400,




Tel: +021-38104701 Ext: 1851,1853

E-mail: CEIF@iba.edu.pk