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Pulse of the Global Islamic Economy

Launched in October 2015, Salaam Gateway is the world’s leading news and insights platform on the global Islamic economy.

We cover sectors across Islamic finance, halal, and Islamic lifestyle, with an eye on key producer and consumer markets. We write for professionals, business owners, decision-makers, and policy-makers who operate in fast-changing socio-economic environments and want reliable and accurate news, insights, data, and intelligence to inform their next moves.

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What is the Islamic Economy?

Global Islamic Economy

Muslim consumers globally, while culturally diverse and geographically distributed, drive a cohesive multi-trillion-dollar market opportunity across a range of lifestyle products and services, impacted by Islamic faith-inspired ethical needs, and collectively being referred here as the “Islamic Economy.”

The Islamic Economy is defined as "sectors whose core products/ services are structurally affected by Islamic ethics and law," driving the faith-inspired ethical consumption needs of the 1.8 billion Muslim consumers worldwide (source: State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2019/20/ DinarStandard)

This Islamic economy, also referred to as the halal economy, directly impacts the following seven sectors: food, finance, clothing, tourism, media and recreation, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. SalaamGateway.com has grouped these seven sectors into three pillars: Halal Industry (food, pharma, cosmetics), Islamic Finance, and Islamic Lifestyle (modest fashion, tourism, media and recreation)

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Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) was established in December 2013 to transform Dubai into the ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’, as envisioned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, supervises the efforts of the DIEDC and it's Board to bolster Dubai's bid to become a global hub for the Islamic Economy, encompassing a wide array of sectors through harnessing the projected US$6.7 trillion Islamic economy market. The DIEDC implements a six-pillared strategy comprising Islamic finance, halal industry, and Islamic lifestyle, encompassing Islamic art and culture, modest fashion, and family-friendly tourism. Three enabling pillars – knowledge, standards and digital Islamic economy - support the Centre in achieving its core priorities. The strategy is set to create a comprehensive framework to drive the strategy forward and create synergy among stakeholders, and in doing so, the DIEDC and its stakeholders enable an Islamic Economy ecosystem to flourish globally.

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DinarStandard™ is a growth strategy and execution management firm, empowering organizations for profitable and responsible global impact. DinarStandard specializes in the global halal/ethical economy, government innovation, and social impact space. Led by its original research and foresight since 2008, DinarStandard has supported growth strategies of over 30 government entities, investment institutions, businesses, and multi-laterals from over 12 countries worldwide. Its unique value-proposition is rooted in delivering original facts and foresight-driven client impact, grounded in excellence and ethics.

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