ISRA was established in 2008 by the Central Bank of Malaysia as an Islamic finance and Shariah related research institution. ISRA is recognised globally as a leading Global Premier Research Academy in Islamic Finance industry with numerous accolades. An ICD Thomson Reuters study in 2014, cited that an estimated 6.2% of global Islamic Finance Research were contributed by ISRA. Contributions by ISRA includes over 200 Shari’ah research, publications that includes textbooks, journals and research papers that are constantly referred internationally and its I-FIKR Portal which is gaining popularity for its one-stop online Shari’ah knowledge repository for Islamic Finance.
This year ISRA is celebrating its 10th anniversary.