The ninth international Conference on Islamic Economies and Finance (ICIEF) started Monday in Turkey\'s Istanbul with the participation of Turkish and foreign academicians and directors of related institutions. Anadolu Agency will be the media sponsor of the Ninth ICIEF which is being jointly organized by the Statistical, Economic & Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group through its Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), the International Association for Islamic Economics (IAIE), and the Qatar Foundation’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University through its Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) as well as with the support of other stakeholders. The Ninth Conference will provide a platform for dialogue and discussions between policy-makers, academicians, researchers, graduate students, and practitioners to address the problems of poverty alleviation, inclusive economic growth, and macroeconomic stability from the perspective of the Islamic economics and finance discipline. The Conference will be held Monday and Tuesday in various sessions under the theme “Growth, Equity and Stability: An Islamic Perspective”. The First Conference in the series was held in Makkah Al Mukaramah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1976 under the auspices of King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah and it marked the start of development of Islamic economics and finance as modern scientific disciplines.