The maiden issue of the Islamic Social Finance Report (2014) focused on countries in South and South East Asia. It was launched on March 29, 2014 at an International Conference on Awqaf held in Bangalore, India. It may be downloaded from this link.

The Islamic Social Finance Report 2015 focused on the Sub-Saharan Africa region. It was launched on October 26, 2015 at conference on Zakat Management organized by the South Africa National Zakat Foundation at Pretoria.

The entire report may be downloaded from this link.

Watch a presentation on ISFR 2015 by Dr Obaidullah here.

Click here for CNBC Interview with Dr Obaidullah on “How Islamic social finance can be used to fight poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

The event received wide media coverage:

CIP Financial:
Daily Trust:–report/116609.html
People’s Daily (Nigeria):
Islamic Finance News:


The Islamic Social Finance Report 2017 focuses on the Central Asian countries and the Russian Federation. You may download the report here.


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