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12 October 2018
World's first and biggest online database of works from Islamic Economics and Finance will be launched by Research Center for Islamic Economics (IKAM) this Saturday, October 13, 2018. The website will open your access to the corpus of Islamic Economics and Finance. IKAM’s Annotated Bibliography is a data base that includes all literature in the field of Islamic Economics and Finance that has been published in the field till date especially during the last three decades. The resources added online include books, book chapters, journal articles, reports, conference papers and theses.
2 October 2018
The first of the series of IKAM Presentations organized by the Research Center of Islamic Economics (IKAM) was held on September 29, 2018 at ILKE Association by Isa Yilmaz. The program was attended by students from various universities as well as individuals from corporate world. In his fruitful presentation, Isa Yilmaz besides presenting his doctoral thesis, shared rich information with the audience. At the end of the presentation, a plaque was presented to İsa Yılmaz by Süleyman Güder, Chairman, ILEM Executive Board.
24 September 2018
Another title in IKAM's series of Research Reports, 'Media Coverage of Islamic Economics' is out. It's been a busy year for us here at Research Center for Islamic Economics (IKAM), and it's not over yet. Towards the second half of year 2018, we have published the 2nd title in our research paper series totaling our research reports to 7 till date.
21 September 2018
A one day intensive course on the topic of "Foundations in the Islamic World" was held at Research Center for Islamic Economics (IKAM) on Saturday, September 15, 2018 which was was delivered by Dr. Hamdi Çilingir.
12 September 2018
The utopian conception of a representative Economic agent makes us fall short of Islam’s claim to have a system of Economics that serves all humanity and not just Muslims. Looking for ideal Islamic traits in making axioms about an individual economic agent has two problems. It firstly reduces the scope of the field to the Muslims by including only the behavior of individuals following Islamic doctrines in its analysis. Secondly, the conjecture of an ideal Muslim as a representative economic agent takes the field from a practicable sphere to a utopian demesne that hardly correlates with the behavior of economic agents in real life.
3 September 2018
Young Researchers from the field of Islamic Economics and Finance who are pursuing their postgraduate and doctoral degrees in different universities of Turkey were hosted for a breakfast at Research Center of Islamic Economics (IKAM) on Saturday, Sept. 01, 2018.
19 July 2018
Prof. Dr. Abdul Razaq Dzuljastri and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Omar Muhammad visited IKAM on Thursady, 19 July 2018. A meeting was held between the two organizations where President IKAM, Dr. Lutfi Sunar and member IKAM's board Dr. Necmettin Kizilkaya were also present. The meeting took place in a good environment while different ideas regarding prospective future partnerships between IKAM and ICIFE were discussed. ICIFE's delegation commended IKAMs work and achievements in a short time since its inception. The meeting concluded after tabling of some proposals regarding future collaboration and the Malaysian guests were presented with some publications from IKAM as gifts.
14 July 2018
A meeting was held here at Research Center for Islamic Economics (IKAM) to discuss the practicable manifestations of theoretical developments in Islamic Economics. Big wigs from Turkish Commerce Industry sat across the table with IKAM's management to exchange views about the ways Islamic Economics and its tools may be implemented in the Turkish Businesses.
6 July 2018
Research Center for Islamic Economics (IKAM) Executive Board Member, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Necmettin Kızılkaya visited Malaysia during 25th and 29th May 2018. Dr. Kızılkaya visited important organizations, institutions and university departments associated with Islamic Economics and Finance in Malaysia. These included organizations namely ICIFE, INCEIF, ISRA, and KENMS department at IIUM.
5 June 2018
Great Offer from the Iktisat Publications! Get 25 latest titles only for 400 TL, a 275 TL discount! The customers can get a 25 book set for a discounted price of 400 TL instead of its normal price 675 TL. 18 books published up to now will be sent immediately to those who will purchase the set. The 7 upcoming titles which will be published this year will be sent free of cost.
5 May 2018
Research Center for Islamic Economics (IKAM's) Advisory Board Meeting was held on Saturday May 5, 2018 at ILKE building. The meeting was presided by IKAM's president Lutfi Sunar and received rich participation from board members coming from Central Bank of Turkey, IGIAD and prestigious universities of Turkey. Dinner was served to the participants followed by a presentation by Assoc. Prof. Lutfi Sunar who briefed the attendees about IKAM's activities in throughout year 2017.
3 May 2018
Iktisat Publications under auspices of Research Center of Islamic Economics has published the workshop book that contains works which were presented at 5th Islamic Economics Workshop in April, 2017. The book namely "İslam İktisadı Perspektifinden Faiz" contains articles which address different dimensions of the problem of interest.
25 April 2018
The New Issue of <strong><a href="https://tujise.org/issues/volume-5-issue-1">Turkish Journal of Islamic Economics Vol. 5 Issue 1</a></strong> is now available online. The journal is continuing its commitment to bringing together researches from all dimensions of Islamic Economics & Finance, its history, theoretical underpinnings, its relevance to Islamic Fiqh, its practicable tools and their applications. Published by IKAM, TUJISE uniquely provides a research platform to notable, experienced scholars and novice researchers of Islamic Economics, side by side.
14 April 2018
<strong>Research Center for Islamic Economics (IKAM)</strong> in collaboration with Scientific Studies Association (ILEM) and, Turkish Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics Association (IGIAD) organized 6th Islamic Economics Workshop, which was hosted by Istanbul University from 6 to 8 April, 2018. The theme of this year’s workshop was “Methodology of Islamic Economics.” In the opening session of the workshop on Friday April 6, 2018, Islamic Economics Awards were also presented following the inaugural speeches and a panel discussion. Experienced voices from around the world presented their works addressing the issue of methodology of Islamic Economics in 8 different sessions each of which was moderated by a chair. Within the framework of the topic of methodology, papers were presented, and evaluations and discussions were made for three consecutive days and the economists gathered under the auspices of IKAM reasserted the pertinence of revising contemporary methodology towards understanding Islamic Economics.
13 April 2018
Maruf Foundation, which has made important studies in the field of Islamic economics, paid a visit to Research Center of Islamic Economics (IKAM).
20 March 2018
<strong>Research Center for Islamic Economics (IKAM)</strong> in collaboration with Scientific Studies Association (ILEM) and, Turkish Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics Association (IGIAD) is organizing 6th Islamic Economics Workshop, which will be hosted by Istanbul University from 6 to 8 April, 2018. The theme of this year’s workshop will be “Methodology of Islamic Economics.” In the opening session of the workshop on Friday April 6, 2018, Islamic Economics Awards will also be presented following the inaugural session.
5 March 2018
Senior personnel from IKAM, ILKE, IGIAD and ILEM assembled at Research Center of Islamic Economics (IKAM) to review the preparations for coming 6th Islamic Economics Workshop that is planned to be held at Istanbul University in April, 2018. President IKAM Lutfi Sunar, President IGIAD Ayhan Karahan, President ILEM Suleyman Guder and senior faculty from Istanbul University including Mehmet Sarac and Necmettin Kizilkaya graced the occasion.
26 February 2018
Research Center for Islamic Economics (IKAM) spent a busy year full of academic and training programs, intensive lectures, workshops, international visits and a bumper haul of publications including books from Iktisat publications, issues of TUJISE journal and Research and Country Reports. IKAM with its inception just an year ago, has expanded its research and publication activities internationally in pursuit of its aim of carrying out extensive research to lay foundations for an alternative economic system. The 2017 activity report detailing activities held at IKAM is out.
20 February 2018
Renowned Islamic Economist, author of several books and receiver of Islamic Development Bank Award Monzer Kahf clarified certain misconceptions about Islamic Economics and Finance, while talking to us during his visit to Research Centre of Islamic Economics (IKAM).

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