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The Personal Site of Ackim

Here is a page containing a list of links to other web sites that I frequently look at. You will probably find out that I enjoy banking and finance. I have thus included the CFA Program; Futures, Options & Swaps; Islamic Finance; and the Wall Street Journal where online investment is concerned. In addition to this, I have included a research paper by Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi on the role of fiscal policy in controlling inflation in an Islamic framework. Hopefully, you will find the sites useful.

The Holy Qur'an

This link of the Qur'an provides a "word search". You just enter the word you are looking for and the results will be displayed indicating how many times that word appears in the Qur'an. For instance, type the word "love" and check out how it is used. The search is also available in other languages such as French, Germany, Spanish, and Dutch.

 

 

See the  Chapters or Surahs of the Qur'an at: http://www.unn.ac.uk/societies/islamic/quran/naeindex.htm.

For a brief description of the Qur'an, kindly go to: http://www.geocities.com/mihraab786/Quran.html.

Ahlan

This page will help you learn how to perform Hajj and Umra. In it is good information about Islam in its early stages in Makkah and Madinah, among others. In addition, you can send and pick up e-cards. Apart from this are many downloads. Check it out!

Zamnet

At this site you will learn something about Zambia. You will get information about business, tourism, health, diplomatic missions, culture and religion, education, and organizations among other things. You may also take a look at the local news media. I for one frequently visit "The Post".

THE CONSTITUTION OF ZAMBIA

Fiscal Policy

Check out the role of fiscal policy in controlling inflation in an Islamic framework. One of my favorite areas of study! This is a research paper by Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi at the Centre for Research in Islamic Economics, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Islamic Finance

Did you say you heard it all? Well, you might not have heard about this. Anyway, even if you have, you might want to jog your memory a little. This link is about Islamic finance. It covers, among other things, fractional reserve banking, Islamic banking, interest-based money, and a debate on money. I personally love Islamic finance, for it is a chance to look at finance from a different perspective.

CFA Program

CFA is a professional program equivalent to a master's level of study, the charter of which is awarded by the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR) in the USA. In 3 levels and administered once annually, it can be completed over a minimum duration of 3 years. But beginning 2003, level 1 will be administered twice annually in May/June and December. The topics covered in the program include, Ethical and Professional Standards, Economics, Quantitative Methods, Corporate Finance, Financial Statement Analysis, Market and Instruments, Debt Investments, Equity Investments, Alternative Investments, Portfolio Management, and Derivative Investments. The following links illustrate, among others, the contents of the program.

 

Level 1: http://www.allenresources.com/downloads/l1rhdemo.pdf

Level 2:  http://www.allenresources.com/downloads/l2rhdemo.pdf

Level 3:  http://www.allenresources.com/downloads/l3rhdemo.pdf.

 

Below are the 2003 CFA Study Guide Outlines.

 

Level 1: http://www.aimr.org/pdf/cfaprogram/sgoutlineI.pdf

Level 2: http://www.aimr.org/pdf/cfaprogram/sgoutlineII.pdf

Level 3: http://www.aimr.org/pdf/cfaprogram/sgoutlineIII.pdf

 

Well, this sounds interesting; is there some kind of a test to try out? Sure, for starters, just click on the link below. All the best!

 

CFA Candidate Self-Assessment Test

Financial Derivatives

This link is about futures, options and swaps, but from an Islamic perspective. Check out what Shariah experts have to say about this, through questions and comments. If derivate investment falls under your areas of interest, you might want to see the other side of the story! 

Click here for an investment tutorial and the like.

A brief discription of Financial Modelling

Financial Shenanigans, what are they?

The Wall Street

This is a link to the Wall Street Journal for online investing. You will find good information about stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and futures and options among other things. If investing is your cup of coffee, you might want to see what others have to say about it despite that you don't have any intentions of investing online. Besides, it's fun!

 

Lusaka Stock Exchange

This link provides information about the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE) - one of my favorites areas! There is a background of the exchange together with the rules and regulations (legal and regulatory framework), market activities, and companies' information. Well, since the exchange is relatively new (since 1994), some information will have to be complemented from other links or sites, but herein contains satisfactory information for investment purposes.

For stock market news and privatization, among other things, go to: http://www.pangaeapartners.com/zamindex.htm
 
 

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