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Some of the QFIS officials at the Annual Research Forum and Arab Expatriate Scientists Network Symposium yesterday.
DOHA: Four research papers on different study areas were presented by Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS), a member of Hamad bin Khalifa University, at the Joint Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum and Arab Expatriate Scientists Network Symposium, which concluded yesterday.
The papers took into consideration Qatar’s national priorities, and in fact proved to be in harmony with the renaissance and reform movement of Qatar.
Bahnaz Al Qura Daqi; a senior researcher presented on behalf of the Center for Islamic Economics and Finance while Wijdan Tariqullah Khan, a full time researcher at the same center was another presenter.
The paper titled ‘Risk Management among Islamic and Conventional Banks - A Comparative Study of Qatari Banks registered in Qatar Financial Market’ revealed the risks involved in the banking industry in the past and present. It also included some financial and statistical analyses of the registered banks in the Qatari Financial Market during 2006-2010.
Wijdan Tariq’s research paper titled the “Importance of Islamic Finance for Qatar’s Infrastructure - A study of GCC’s Islamic Finance Projects” concentrated on the vital role that Islamic finance can play in developing infrastructure projects. The researcher discussed the current situation of the Islamic finance of infrastructure within the GCC region.
Houssam Khaleel Mohamed, a senior researcher at Al Qaradawi Center for Islamic Moderation and Renewal, presented four research papers, the first titled “Franchise and its Provisions in Islamic Fiqh - A Comparative Study,” dealt with franchise as one of the most important modern contracts that relishes a widespread attention in contemporary life.
The paper considers the contract’s crucial role in developing the local and global economy.
The second paper was on ‘The Appeals to Revitalise the Islamic Fiqh - between Acceptance and Rejection’.
This interesting theme tackled a substantial issue at the Fiqh and Intellectual Islamic levels that relates to the persistent need to revitalise the conventional Islamic Fiqh.
The fourth research on Wisdom and Reasoning in Islamic Shariah in between the Objective and Ideological Perspectives attempted to interpret some Shariah rules and decrees in the light of Islamic creed, in a way that projects the Shariah objectives.
However, all these researches lie within Qatar’s General Strategy for Research to support the Qatari society, and to spread moderation and intermediation among the diversified specimens of the Qatari community as well as the Arab Islamic world.