Renat Bekkin (b. 1979). D.Sc. in Economics, Ph.D. in Law. One of the leading Russian experts in Islamic law, Islamic economy and finance. The pioneer of studying Islamic economy in Russia. The author of monographs: ‘Insurance in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice’ (2001), ‘Islamic Economy: Short course’ (2008), ‘Islamic Economic Model Nowadays’ (2009 – 1st edition, 2010 – 2nd edition), ‘Islamic Insurance (Takaful)’ (2012 – 1st edition, 2014 – 2nd edition) and more than 100 articles on Islamic economy, finance and Islamic law. In 2012 he provided Islamic insurance products for “Evro-Polis” insurance company firstly launched takaful at the Russian market. Permanent member of Shariah board at Mutual insurance society “Takaful” (Kazakhstan) – since 2010; Shariah advisor at “Evro-Polis” insurance company (2012–2013). The head of Oriental and Islamic studies department at the Kazan Federal University (Kazan, Russia); Senior research fellow at the Institute for African studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia).
Islamic banking and takaful in Russia: What the future holds// New Horizon. - 2007 (1428). - No. 163. - January-March (Muharram-Rabi Al Awwal). - P. 12-17.
With over 15 million Muslims living in Russia today, the domestic introduction of Islamic financial services has been discussed and attempted by both businessmen and scholars. But is the country ready for it? Renat Bekkin, Moscow State Institute of International Relations lecturer, talks to Tanya Andreasyan about the challenges facing Islamic banking and insurance in Russia.
Russian Muslims, currently fasting for the holy month of Ramadan, may soon have one less financial worry on their plates. A new Islamic debit card is due to be launched across the country, with terms and conditions guaranteed to be halal by Muslim spiritual leaders.
The Round table of the International Union of Economists on the subject "Islam economy". 22nd of December, 2008
The key-note address on the subject of the Round table was made by Bekkin Renat Irikovich, senior scientific worker of the Institute of Africa of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ph.D. (law), which remarked that "in modern literature there are different interpretations of the concept "Islamic economy".