Islamic Finance for Dummies

Islamic Finance for Dummies

by Faleel Jamaldeen
     
 

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A detailed look at the fast-growing Islamic banking and finance sector

Here, you'll find clear and easy-to-understand information on how the Islamic finance industry works. You'll quickly and easily: become acquainted with the theory, practice, and limitations of Islamic banking; understand how Islamic financial firms develop products;

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A detailed look at the fast-growing Islamic banking and finance sector

Here, you'll find clear and easy-to-understand information on how the Islamic finance industry works. You'll quickly and easily: become acquainted with the theory, practice, and limitations of Islamic banking; understand how Islamic financial firms develop products; grasp the objectives and sources of Islamic law and the basic guidelines for business contracts; learn about Islamic fund management, sukuk, and insurance; and much more.

  • Islamic finance 101 — get a crash course on the fundamentals and key principles of the Islamic finance industry
  • Get to know sharia — discover how Islamic law, known as "sharia," influences Islamic business practices and commercial contracts
  • Eye up the operations — find out how an Islamic commercial bank's function, structure, supervision, and products differ from those of a conventional bank
  • Filter funds by Islamic criteria — grasp the fairly recent development of Islamic capital markets that feature sharia-compliant equity products (and the screening process that ensures assets are compliant)
  • Consider corporate governance — get the 4-1-1 on the governance typically found at Islamic financial institutions and how it compares to a conventional firm

Open the book and find:

  • The concepts and principles of Islamic finance
  • What you need to know about Islam and the role of sharia
  • Islamic ethics in the finance industry
  • The relationship between conventional and Islamic banks
  • Financial products available from Islamic banks and other firms
  • Managing risk in Islamic financial institutions
  • Plain-English guidance on Islamic insurance

Learn to:

  • Compare and contrast this financial sector to the Western model
  • See how concepts of social justice apply to Islamic financial products
  • Grasp Islamic fund management and insurance

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470430699
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
572,638
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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