28 Nov, 2019
The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) has discussed with the government of Maldives on working together in the area of developing the country’s Islamic social finance and halal tourism sectors.
The discussion was held when a team from IRTI visited the Maldivian Minister of Islamic Affairs, H.E. Dr. Ahmed Zahir, in the country’s capital Male. The IRTI team comprised of Dr. Dawood Ashraf, Senior Researcher, and Mr. Mohamed Abdeltawab, Learning Specialist. They were in the country to conduct a capacity building workshop on Islamic Capital Market for staff of financial institutions in Maldives.
H.E. Dr. Zahir appreciated the efforts of IRTI and IsDB in organizing the workshop as well as in supporting the government of Maldives towards developing the country’s Islamic financial sector.
Areas of possible collaboration discussed during the visit to the minister include the development of a platform for collection and disbursement of Zakah as an important mechanism to fight poverty; development of Awqaf law for the country; and promoting Islamic (halal) tourism sector in the country.