About | Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Theoretical and empirical research papers in Arabic or English that contribute to genuine knowledge creation are invited for submission to the conference in the following and related areas, subject to any conditions described in this announcement:

  • Islamic economy in the era of digitalization.
  • Shari’a compliance objectives and values for the digital economy.
  • Maqasid al-Shari’a perspectives for Islamic finance governance structure, reporting standards, and financial and investment products.
  • Potential and realities of AI for Islamic finance.
  • Metaverse prospects and issues for Islamic economy and finance.
  • Islamic finance use cases for blockchain (public and private), non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and crypto currency.
  • Islamic finance perspective on cryptocurrency staking, liquidity mining, and yield farming.
  • Shari’a compliance/governance concerns and solutions on Decentralized Financial (DeFi) Platform and Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).
  • Islamic AI ethics and governance framework that address transparency, accountability, and fairness challenges in Islamic economy and finance.
  • Financial inclusion and digital Islamic social finance (Zakat, Awqaf, Crowdfunding, P2P, etc.)
  • Innovative, impactful, and sustainable Islamic finance solutions (net–carbon sukuk, ESG cum Islamic finance and investment products, etc.)
  • Digital halal economy and Technopreneurship
  • Islamic finance Impact of digitalization in Muslim communities.
  • Sociological and anthropological perspectives of digital transformations in Muslim communities.
  • FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech, digitalization and democratization of Financial Services

Papers beyond these domains that address the broader challenges and upcoming areas of Islamic Finance and Economy are also encouraged and welcomed.

Paper Submission Guidelines

  • There is no submission fee. 
  • Full paper in Arabic or English should be submitted by  June 30, 2022 at:
  • Length: Not less than 7,000 words; Font: Times New Roman, size 12, 1.0 line spacing (single-spaced); Margin: A4 paper size, 1 inch or 2.5cm
  • Author(s) names, affiliation, correspondence address, and email address should be provided in the title page.
  • Between three to six key words should be mentioned by the author(s).
  • Tables and figures should be placed in their appropriate location in the paper.
  • References should follow APA format.

Publication Opportunity

Selected papers of high quality will be offered the opportunity to have their manuscript published by a reputable publishing house in the form of an edited book.

Important Dates

Extended Deadline
Full paper submission: July 17, 2022
Notification of acceptance: August 18, 2022
Conference dates: September 27 - 29, 2022

Submission platform:
Arabic paper: https://cief.wufoo.com/forms/icif-2022-arabic-submission/
English paper: https://cief.wufoo.com/forms/icif-2022/