The subject matter of Shariah governance and assurance is broad and can be approached from various angles such as Islamic Banking and Takaful, Islamic Capital Market, Zakat and Awqaf Institutions, Islamic Social Enterprises, and Islamic Cooperatives. Various authorities from all over the world have governed Islamic finance industry (IFI) by setting up policies and standards in accordance to Shariah, regulatory and institutional contexts.

Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) are jointly organizing the conference on Shariah Governance and Assurance in the Shariah based Institutions. The event is dated on 13  September 2017 and will take place in Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The conference will bring together regulators, professionals, industrial experts and scholars engaged in both practical and academic research on Shariah governance and assurance in specific industry.

Papers are invited from individual scholars, research groups as well as institutions on shariah governance and assurance in specific emerging and promising industries such as Islamic banking and Takaful, Capital Market, Zakat and Awqaf, Islamic Social Enterprise and Islamic Cooperatives. We are interested in papers that can lead to the creation of policy in Shariah governance and assurance.


Our interest in Shariah governance and assurance are divided into five sub-themes. They are:

1. Governance and assurance in Islamic Banking and Takaful

2. Governance and assurance in Islamic Capital Market

3. Governance and assurance in Zakat and Awqaf institutions

4. Governance and assurance in Islamic Social Enterprise

5. Governance and assurance in Islamic Cooperatives