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Webinar: Shariah Compliant Community Shares


Start date / time
Tuesday 13 December 2022, 12:30pm
End date / time
Tuesday 13 December 2022, 2:00pm
More information
[email protected]
Organised by
Co-operatives UK
Event type
Shariah Compliant Community Shares – webinar

Join Mufti Faraz Adam, Executive Director of Amanah Advisors and Isla McCulloch, Community Shares Standards Manager for this free event on Shariah Compliant Community Shares. 

Community share offers are increasingly used by communities across the UK to raise finance to save and secure vital services and assets. To date over £200 million has been raised this way.

To make this model accessible to Muslim communities across the UK, we have developed new model rules and resources to support communities to run Shariah Compliant Community Share Offers.


This 1.5 hour webinar will cover the new model rules that have been developed and the detailed guidance on Shariah Compliant Community Shares. There will be opportunities for questions at the end. Slides and guidance materials will be made available after the event. 

How much does it cost?

This event is free to attend. Some follow up advice can also be provided free of charge thanks to funding from The Connect Fund. 

What will you learn?

We will cover the following key aspects to running a Shariah Compliant share offer:

  • The Shariah Compliant Multistakeholder Co-operative Society Model 
  • The Shariah Compliant Community Benefit Society Model
  • Eligible financial returns in a Shariah Compliant share offer 
  • Eligible trading activities

Who should attend?

  • Advisors to community groups considering different forms of finance and fundraising.
  • Community Shares Practitioners looking to broaden their understanding of the available options. 
  • Social investors interested in Shariah Compliant finance raising options for Muslim communities - where debt is not suitable.

About the trainers

Mufti Faraz Adam is the Executive Director and Head of Shariah Advisory at Amanah Advisors, an independent, global advisory firm based in Leicester. They take a holistic and ethical approach to enabling Shariah Compliant finance solutions. 

Isla McCulloch is the Community Shares Standards Manager at Co-operatives UK. Isla leads on the Community Shares Standard Mark and practitioner training and licensing scheme. 

Connect Fund - Building a better social investment market
This work has been made possible due to funding from The Connect Fund
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