Namariama (Miriam) Sako

Education: Final year of PhD studies in economics, University of Félix HOUPHOUËT BOIGNY, Abidjan/ Côte d’Ivoire

Reason for joining the Islamicity Indices Project: “As a Muslim, it is always advised to learn Islamic principles, laws and the Holy Messenger’s traditions (There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often (Verse 21-Chapter 33)). As an economist, my main motivation for joining this project is related to the positive impact of the Islamicity Index on economic development, good governance, international relations and the human rights in all their components. The other reason of joining the Islamicity Index Project is that its presents a good model of inclusive economic development for any country (whether it is a Muslim country or not) and it’s a good indicator of measuring development both for humans and the political system. The goal is to learn all rules and policies and to show the opportunities a country (especially the Ivory Coast) has by following the best Islamic models for the economy, finance, human and political rights and social development. In Islam even if learning is recommended, sharing is honorable.”

Favorite Islamic Thinker: Tariq Ramadan (The one I know well)

Favorite Islamic Quote: “God said remember yourself when you were asking me to assist you during your difficulties times” (And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out and will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him (Verse 2-3, Chapter 65)).