Frequently Asked Questions in Islamic Finance

Frequently Asked Questions in Islamic Finance

by Brian Kettell


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ISBN-13: 9780470748602
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/24/2010
Series: Wiley Finance Series
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.85(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Brian Kettell has a wealth of practical experience in the area of Islamic banking and finance. He worked for several years as an Economic Advisor for the Central Bank of where he had numerous Islamic banking responsibilities.
Subsequently, Brian taught courses on Islamic banking and finance at a range of financial institutions including the World Bank, National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia), Global Investment House (Kuwait), Noor Islamic Bank (UAE), the UK Treasury, the Central Bank of Iran, the Central Bank of Syria, the Securities Investment Institute, the Institute for Financial Services and Scotland Yard.
Brian's vast academic expertise in Islamic finance is highlighted by his role as Joint Editor of the Islamic Finance Qualification Handbook and his past teaching work at a number of top universities worldwide including the London School of Economics, the City University of Hong Kong, the American University of the Middle East in Kuwait and London Metropolitan University Business School.
Brian's impressive list of publications include over 100 articles in journals, business magazines and the financial press including Islamic Business and Finance, Islamic Banking and Finance, the Central Banking Journal, Euromoney, the Securities Journal and the International Currency Review. He has also published 6 books on Islamic banking and financial markets.
Brian is currently based in London and works as a specialist Trainer and Consultant in Islamic banking and finance. He can be contacted on

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Table of Contents



1 The Islamic Banking Timeline (1890-2010).

2 Frequently Asked Questions.

3 Why is Interest (Riba) Forbidden to Muslims?

4 Derivatives and Islamic Finance.

5 How do you Establish an Islamic Bank?

6 Islamic Banking and Finance Qualifications.

7 How Much Arabic do you Need to Know to Work in the Industry?

8 Test Your Knowledge.

9 Further Reading.


Appendix Answers to Chapter 8.

Test Your Knowledge.


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