Title: Why are we all in Debt? Date: Saturday 19th December 2009 Time: 8:00 pm Venue: Al-Ansar Islamic Education Centre 833-835 High Road Goodmayes IG3 8TD Includes screening of his documentary "Why Are We All in Debt?" All Brothers & Sisters Welcome Speaker: Tarek El-Diwany (Islamic Economist) Tarek El Diwany was born in London in 1963. He graduated in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom in 1985. Tarek has worked as an interest rate derivatives dealer in the government bond market, and as head of Islamic finance for a major financial institution based in London. In 1997, he completed the first edition of The Problem With Interest, and in the same year launched www.islamic-finance.com, where he is now the Editor. In addition to his work as a writer, Tarek is a partner at Zest Advisory LLP, a London-based firm providing consulting services in Islamic banking and finance, and is a frequent speaker on the topic of Islamic banking at conferences throughout the world.