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Islamic Finance – Continued Growth

“Islamic Finance – Continued Growth” Welcome Remarks by Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, at the 5th World Islamic Banking Conference Asia Summit on 3 Jun 2014 Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. And to all our foreign guests, a warm welcome to Singapore. The sun is shining on Islamic finance. Let me highlight three promising ... Read More »

The Singaporean Muslim Identity

The Singaporean Muslim Identity “Early this year we hosted some students from Malaysia. They said they heard often that the azan cannot be heard in Singapore,” said Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib, a senior executive of the republic’s Harmony Centre, referring to the Muslim call to prayer which usually blares from a mosque’s loudspeaker five times a day. “When they asked ... Read More »

News & Events

News & Events Islamic Finance in a Non-Muslim Jurisdiction: Singapore as a Case Study March 2012 | Yeo Wico and Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin, Allen & Glenhill Yeo Wico and Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin discuss Singapore as a case study offering the potential for Islamic finance to flourish in a predominantly non-Muslim country. The Islamic finance industry has grown rapidly since its inception in ... Read More »

The Fight Against Radical Islam in Singapore

The Fight Against Radical Islam in Singapore “ISIS attacks Muslims and Islamic holy sites, therefore they have nothing to do with Islam,” or so the argument goes. To say that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam would be akin to saying that the Crusades had nothing to do with Christianity. Attacks like the one in Medina prove that the ... Read More »

SMU MUSLIM SOCIETY LAUNCHES ISLAMIC AWARENESS WEEK

SMU MUSLIM SOCIETY LAUNCHES ISLAMIC AWARENESS WEEK At the launch of SMU Muslim Society’s Islamic Awareness Week on Monday, students were introduced to the basics of the religion and treated with a buffet spread on campus. The one-week programme, which runs until August 28, will also be offering a series of talks including a sharing session by converts from multi-racial ... Read More »

Understanding Islam – The Singapore perspective

Understanding Islam – The Singapore perspective ABOUT 15 PERCENT of Singapore’s population is Muslim. Most are Sunni. Almost all Malays here are Muslim and they belong, generally, to the “Shafi’i” tradition. There are also Muslims among the Indians and other migrants. Muslims from some parts of the Middle East and Africa belong to the “Maliki” tradition. Most Indians and Turkish ... Read More »

Channel News Asia: Singapore will join coalition against Islamic State

Channel News Asia: Singapore will join coalition against Islamic State SINGAPORE: The Republic will join 33 other nations in a multinational coalition to combat the Islamic State militant group, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said in Parliament on Monday (Nov 3). Joining in the ongoing international efforts “contributes directly to Singapore’s own security”, added Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs ... Read More »

Singapore to consider having an Islamic college: Dr Yaacob

Singapore to consider having an Islamic college: Dr Yaacob SINGAPORE — Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim raised the possibility of setting up an Islamic college in Singapore to train a new generation of religious teachers who understand Singapore’s multi-racial and multi-religious context. Dr Yaacob, who is also Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, told community leaders at a Hari Raya ... Read More »

Malaysia’s ‘Islam’ has negative impact on Singapore, says lecturer

Malaysia’s ‘Islam’ has negative impact on Singapore, says lecturer Malaysia’s brand of Islam has a negative impact on its neighbour across the causeway, a Singaporean academic said today. Dr Nawab Osman, from Nanyang Technology University, said a puritanical mindset and intolerance has begun to seep into Singapore and Malaysia was one of the contributing factors. “Singapore is where Malaysia was ... Read More »

PM Lee: Singapore needs a multi-racial elected president

PM Lee: Singapore needs a multi-racial elected president After consulting the Attorney-General, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the racial provisions will apply from Dr Wee Kim Wee’s term. As the presidents after that were Chinese, Indian and Chinese, this means a reserved election for a Malay candidate will be due next year. This is because based on the hiatus-triggered ... Read More »