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A practical and accessible guide to Islamic finance that helps demystify the differences with conventional banking, enabling practitioners to develop Sharia compliant products for customers.
The Islamic Finance industry is estimated to be worth $1.2 trillion and is growing globally at over 10% per year. Mastering Islamic Finance will give practitioners an understanding of Islamic finance, from the basic techniques, through to advanced applications. Helping to demystify and clarify the differences with conventional banking, it will enable practitioners to develop Sharia compliant products for customers.
According to Sharia law there are strict rules on how financial services and products can be designed; in Islamic Finance money cannot make money and the subject of the finance must be an asset or a verifiable, real trade or business activity. Sharia compliant financial instruments have been devised to enable Muslims to abide by the principles of Islam and still make the most of their money.
Mastering Islamic Finance will equip readers with an understanding of Islamic financial instruments so they can sensibly apply them in practice. For each instrument there is a definition of the concept and how it differs from its equivalent in conventional banking. There are also examples and case studies to highlight practical applications.
Table of contents
- Part 1: Background
- 1. The Islamic Finance Phenomenon
- 2. Islam – key beliefs, principles and practices
- 3. How Islamic finance differs from conventional banking
- 4. Valid commercial contracts in Islamic finance
- Part 2: Islamic Finance in Practice
- 5. Key transaction types in Islamic finance
- 6. Sukuk
- 7. Sharia-compliant investments and wealth management
- 8. Takaful – Islamic insurance
- 9. The future of Islamic finance
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Published by FT Press (March 5th 2015) - Copyright © 2015