Recognised as the most notable expression of Islamic philanthropy, waqf is the voluntary, permanent and irrevocable dedication of a portion of one’s wealth – in cash or kind - to Allah. Standing out as one of the greatest achievements of Islamic civilization, waqf is a philanthropic foundation, with the mission of maximizing the value of endowments.

Given the rise in the continuous innovations and disruptions happening in the financial and technological terrain, Islamic finance, including waqf principles are being forced to manoeuvre and reinvent themselves especially in terms governance and regulations in order to remain relevant especially since they constitute as a major socio-economic institution in today’s financial market. It is crucial for key players from the financial industry to stay updated on the latest Fintech and blockchain trends.

It is for this reason, FINTERRA is organising the International Waqf & Blockchain Forum to showcase new opportunities and possibilities available through the use of blockchain technology to facilitate in the development and sustainability of Waqf.

With the theme of “Harnessing the Power of Blockchain technology for the Global Development of Waqf”, this forum will serve as a platform to explore the boundaries of new waqf developments and initiatives. It will shed light on new thoughts and ideas, in the quest for transformation and management of a sustainable socio-economic path for Muslim nations across the entire globe. The overall objective of International Waqf and Blockchain Forum 2018 is to establish clarity and a collective understanding of the potential of blockchain technology for supporting the facilitation and development of waqf on a global scale whilst also promoting new economy alternatives to enhance Muslim unity.

An improvement in these key sectors would provide us the key to that treasure trove which is lying scattered everywhere in the whole of the Muslim world and which could only be unlocked through good governance and economic development.

The massive growth of the financial technology industry rolled along in 2016 due to a host of new financial industry trends and numerous Fintech investments. With all that growth, it's crucial for key players from the financial industry to stay updated on the latest Fintech and blockchain trends.

FINTERRA is a cloud based financial services platform designed to harness both individual and corporate financial needs in a seamless and integrated platform. The creative brainchild of a round table of visionaries set out to make finance simple again, FINTERRA integrates time tested financial services and cutting edge financial technology on a blockchain ecosystem enabling transparent, accountable and secure financial services. .

Headquartered in Singapore, FINTERRA’s global presence spans in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and continues to expand its growth into Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Geneva, and New York. Established with the aim to promote community growth and development, FINTERRA offers a truly global, fully inclusive financial platform that aims to bridge the gap between consumers and providers. Users in the FINTERRA ecosystem are able to use their FIN on e-commerce platforms for a wide range of financial services. It offers the world’s first borderless block chain driven, zero fee cloud based platform.

Potential Speakers

List of potential speakers

  • Sheikh Esam Mohamed Ishaq

    Sharia Advisor to Bahrain Development Bank

  • H.E Prof. Dato' Dr. Sano Koutoub Moustapha

    Minister Advisor to the President of the Republic of Guinea

  • Dato’ Prof. Dr. Azmi Omar

    President & CEO - International Centre for Education In Islamic Finance

  • Dr. Umar Oseni

    Executive Director, Legal & Compliance - International Islamic Liquidity Management

  • Dr Lahsasna Ahcene

    VP, MFPC, Shariah Advisor of Maybank Islamic & Chairman of Group Shariah Committee of ETIQA

  • Mr. Hamid Rashid

    Founder & CEO - FINTERRA Blockchain

  • Wajeeha Hussain

    FinTech Expert at Al Baraka Banking Group

  • Yasmeen Al Sharaf

    Head of Fintech & Innovation Unit, Central Bank of Bahrain

  • Dr Mohammed Obaidullah

    Lead Economist, Islamic Development Bank Group, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Magda Ismail Abdel Mohsin

    International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance

  • Dr Farrukh Habib

    Researcher International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) Malaysia

  • Prof. Dr. Monzer Kahf

    Professor of Islamic Finance & Islamic Economics, USA

  • Hj. Mazlan Ahmad

    Executive Chairman – Finterra



Gulf Hotel Bahrain

Date: MONDAY, 30th OCT 2018

Time: 7.00PM – 10.00PM


Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention, Building 11، Rd No 3801


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