CALL FOR PAPERS for 3rd Annual World Conference on Riba


3rd Annual World Conference on Riba
Kuala Lumpur, 26th-27h November,2012

“The Multifaceted Global Crises of Riba: Resilience, Response & Reform”

As a sequence to the highly successful 1st and 2nd World Conference on Riba that was held in Kuala Lumpur in November 2010 and July 2011, Thinkers Trends Resources with support from the Department of Finance, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia is pleased to announce the organizing of the 3rd Annual World Conference on Riba to be held  on the 26th and 27th November, 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The conference objectives are as follows:

· To forge links with individuals, organizations, societies and governments worldwide that would enable concerted efforts to be implemented in fighting Riba.
· To continue exposing the pitfalls of the current economic and financial systems both at micro and macro level.
· To persuade authorities worldwide in implementing steps that are practical and sustainable to remedy their individual economies.
· To encourage religious scholars to have a holistic approach in understanding Riba.
· To formulate strategies to educate the public in understanding Riba.
· To chart systematic ways to move forward hereon, to achieve the point where people can have the choice of a life without Riba – RIFCON.

Areas of interest for the 3rd Annual World Conference on Riba include, but are not limited to:
· Riba and Global Economic Crisis
· Possible solutions to the Global Riba Issue
· Riba & Political Economy
· Riba and the International Banking System
· Accounting Standards & Riba
· Legal Tender & Riba
· Community Currencies
· Alternatives to Riba Based Economy
· Alternatives to circumvent Riba
· Riba-free Microfinance
· Poverty Eradication Methods
· Media Against Riba
· Education Against Riba

Important Dates:Submission of abstract not later than 31st July, 2012
Notification of acceptance of abstract will be made by 15th August 2012
Submission of complete paper not later than 15th October, 2012

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel for consideration of any other conference or workshop with proceedings. All papers will be subject to a blind review and must be written in English. Authors are requested to submit their abstracts and papers to the following address:

Please address all enquiries to:
The Conference Secretariat
Thinkers Trends Resources Sdn Bhd
27A, Jalan PJS 10/24 Bandar Sri Subang,
46000 Petaling Jaya Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 603-56313589 Fax: 603-56316062
Website: www.worldribaconference.orgThank you.

Prof Dr Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera
Dean, Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance
International Islamic University Malaysia
205A, Jalan Damansara


  1. Kazi Farzana Shumi says:

    Dear sir,
    Assalamualikum wrb, Alhamdulillah for taking such benevolent inititaives to establish RIFCON to the society at large. It would be a bless for the world wide Muslim community to get from the curse of riba formed economic transaction.With yoru keen encouragement at BIIT workshop in IIUM, I have also made my keen effort to submit an Abstract at the authority of RIFCON on 1st, August. 2012 of the above cited e-mail address.Then I am very much eager to join at the conference. The conference objectives rapport me from the core of my heart to get in touch with the seminar.
    I wish you all the best performance in your writting, reading and thinking of riba free economy. May Allah bless you and the surrounds before you to be active always to contribute in such a benevolent effort.

    Kazi Farzana Shumi.
    Assisstant Professor, International Islamic University Chittagong, Dhaka Camus. (BIIT)
    And The Author of Texbook Writting Project of Finanace, BIIT, Bangladesh.

  2. Kazi farzana shumi says:

    Dear Prof,
    Assalamualikum wrb,

    During your class session( Arranged through BIIT with you) with us in IIUM you requested us to drop Abstract to the 3rd Annual Confference on RIFCON. Accordingly I felt very interest to work on the issue and submitt an Abstract before the authority. But I did not get any response yet. Already we have collected data from 10 to 15 villages in Bangladesh.

    Please support me through accepting the abstract. We the two author are very much interested to attend the seminar as presenter of our paper.

    Kazi Farzana (The author of the book, Investment And Portfolio Management,Organized by BIIT)
    Asst. Professor
    IIUC, ( International Islamic University Chittagong),Dhaka Campus

  3. Saalam Alaikum,

    Dear brother/sister, or Ahmed if you are reading this yourself. I hope insAllah that this email will be read by someone who will be able to understand it and transfer it to someone worthy and ready to engage in its implementation.

    My name is Mirza. I am firstly a Muslim, that is how I think, live and strive to be. Secondly, I am an economist, as I graduated from a London school of economics here in my country (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in Sarajevo.

    Personally I am a dreamer, an inventive entrepreneur if you like… but in it I am also a sort of a philosopher as I like to think about the origin of things, how they work, why are they developed as such. In my thoughts I challenge everything in search for truth… and in cases where Gods word I challenge, I only find greatness and endless truth that I myself cannot grasp.

    Why am I writing you this email?

    My life has been divided between the borders of eastern civilization and western civilization, between observing sin and good… it was always a great simulation to learn from.

    Derived from all my experiences and from more importantly as I feel it, Gods gift of understanding economic concepts without effort, absorbing them and feeling them… from it in my hearth a plan, or an idea was born.

    Even before I read anything from many Muslim scholars, including yourself, I have understood the western concept of money and the word of Qur’an and I have found the ill reasoning and clear goals that stand behind everything that is going on in our modern world today and reasons how and why it is contradictory to the Qur’an and Islamic principles.

    My plan is real, simple and “easily” accomplish-able… as it is based on the foundations of modern “their” economy and it is driven by its principles… however, towards the goal we have in the Qur’an.

    I do not wish to talk explicitly about it here, but rather just wish to contact you in order to seek your help and advice and assistance in making my plan real and global.

    The project prototype, the “product” has already been developed and it itself needs to be marketed.

    My email is: (nur – as the light 🙂 )

    InsAllah… and Saalam Alaikum again my brother.

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