Leveraging Research & Technology for a Halal Ecosystem

IBF DigiLabs works with Innovative businesses and companies to develop technology-based solutions for the Islamic economy


IBF DigiLabs contributes to the objectives (Maqasid) of the Shariah and the UN-mandated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

IBFx: Future Currency of Islamic DeFi

Crypto currency of the virtual Islamic Business and Finance Network


Blockchain-based platform for Relationship - Based Transactions (RBT)


Mainstreaming and institutionalising charitable and benevolent actions


Blockchain based RFID tagging to ensure provenance of the sacrificial Eid animals


Preservation and development of the Islamic endowment (Waqf) sector


Use of emerging technologies for elearning and certification

A.I. Lab

Artificial Intelligence for IBF Solutions
Identifying Waqf Assets with Development Potential with A.I.

IBF Net is in the process of developing a model based on Artificial Intelligence that will classify properties in order of their potential for development. It is proposing a partnership with international waqf organizations to test its 30-variables model for specific countries.

Identifying and Classifying Zakat Eligible Beneficiaries with A.I.

IBF Net proposes the development of a model based on Artificial Intelligence based on spatial data as well as mobile data in partnershhip with international zakat organizations that will help them identify regions with a high density of the poor and the needy.

Intelligent Robo Shariah Advisor (IRSHAD)

The term Irshad implies “guidance” or the “guiding hand”. In line with this connotation, project Irshad aims to develop a system that emulates, or acts in all respects, with the advisory and guidance capabilities of a human Shariah Advisor. The system in different phases of development seeks to be functionally equivalent to an Islamic legal expert in tackling specific problem domains of reasonable complexity, such as, zakat management, investment decisions for awqaf and other socially responsible Islamic institutions, operationalization of the SDGs in the light of the Maqasid Al-Shariah by Islamic financial institutions and markets, in addition to routine Shariah-legal matters in Islamic finance.

Our Team




Director (Finance)

Fadhlan Ridhwanallah

Senior Blockchain Developer


Strategic Advisor


Head of A.I. Lab


Blockchain Developer


Blockchain Developer

Soumik Bhattacherjee

Front-end Developer


Project Manager


Customer Relations

Mohammed Zabiullah

Blockchain Intern

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We're part of IBF Net: The Islamic Business and Finance Network

IBFx is being designed to be the crypto currency of the virtual Islamic Business and Finance Network. During the process of building up the virtual network, IBFx serves as a closed-loop virtual currency used for payment in intra-network transactions. 

IBF Net is currently implementing a range of programs and activities that will facilitate exchange of values in addition to ideas, views and throughts among members, This is expected to lead to a steady increase in volume of transactions, and enhancement in the “intrinsic value” of the currency. Given the closed-loop nature, the currency will contrinue to be unregulated. 

At a cut-off level of fundamental value, expected to materialize in 2022-23, IBFx would be converted to a regulated open crypto.

Recurrence is a blockchain-based platform under development for Relationship-Based Transactions (RBT) in the Islamic framework based on original in-house research at IBF Net.

The Platform is being developed with support from the Tezos Foundation at varying levels of complexity – (1) for micro-charity recurring payments (2) for facilitating micro-trade for recurring and transparent transactions for halal businesses. Recurrence-I dealing with charity is now ready to be launched. Download the Concept Paper on Relationship-Based Transactions (RBTs) here.

Project Benevolence seeks to mainstream and institutionalize charitable and benevolent action (Sadaqah) – contribution of Efforts (SE) and of Assets (SA) – through its objective measurement and conversion into tokens of value or social cryptos called IBFs

It uses Algorand blockchain protocol to build an integrated platform for SA and SE with a view to enhancing the efficiency and effectivensess of the twin processes of mobilization and allocation of the scarce sadaqah or “benevolence-driven” resources. The first use case under this framework to go onstream is a plaform to facilitate Qard al-Hasan (Benevolent Loan).

This product currently under development combines a blockchain based platform with RFID tagging (designed to be both tamper and theft-proof) to ensure provenance of the sacrificial animals for the annual festival of Eid al-Adha. 

The product also includes a Qurbani-Linked-Sukuk (QLS) token for raising funds from investors and waqf contributors worldwide to scale up and widen the portfolio of livestock that undergo the process of augmenting value. The QLS tokens of two types involve smart contracts based on fixed-term mudharabah muqayyadah (restricted mudarabah) and temporary waqf respectively. 

Provenance of livestock via a digital system also opens the door to develop new use cases enabling farmers to unlock the value of their livestock for insurance and collateralizable loans.

Deliverance is under development as a use case of the Benevolence initiative that aims to rejuvenate the Islamic endowment (Waqf) sector in countries, such as, India and Indonesia.

 It undertakes a process of verification and validation of the existing data on waqf assets through voluntary action by members of the community and preserves the validated database on blockchain. Deliverance in the next phase would host a dedicated crowdfund for “selected” waqf development projects.

Project Algotrain aims to build a community of professionals well-versed in  blockchain and other emerging technologies in SE Asia with a sharp focus on the Algorand  protocol, train software professionals,  full-stack developers in Algorand protocol and offer short-term certification programs;  and conduct webinars, workshops on a regular basis.

Xcellence project involves two elearning initiatives – the International Institute of Islamic Business and Finance and Algotrain Academy – offering a range of professional certification programs in the field of Islamic business and finance and the use of emerging technologies – blockchain, AI – especially the Algorand protocol in various solutions for the business and the economy.

The programs are currently being provided under IBFNEX as well where members of the IBF Network will be able to pay the tuition fee with IBFx tokens and benefit from a significant discount.