Islamic Finance for Dummies

Islamic Finance for Dummies

by Faleel Jamaldeen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470430699
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 417,309
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Faleel Jamaldeen, DBA, is the founder and editor of the Islamic Finance Expert website (ifinanceexpert.wordpress.com). He is an Assistant Professor at Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he teaches courses in conventional finance, Islamic finance, and accounting.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: The Basics of Islamic Finance  9

Chapter 1: Easing into Islamic Finance 11

Chapter 2: Getting to Know Islam and the Role of Sharia 27

Chapter 3: The History of Islamic Finance 43

Chapter 4: Touring the Islamic Finance Industry 55

Part II: Introducing Islamic Commercial Law  73

Chapter 5: Adhering to Islamic Commercial Ethics 75

Chapter 6: Focusing on Contracts 87

Part III: Eyeing Islamic Banking Operations  99

Chapter 7: Contrasting Conventional and Islamic CommercialBanking 101

Chapter 8: Charting the Relationship between Conventional andIslamic Banks 117

Chapter 9: Tracing the Sources and Uses of Funds in IslamicBanks 129

Chapter 10: Familiarizing Yourself with Islamic FinancialInstruments 145

Part IV: Islamic Investment Markets: Equity and Bonds 163

Chapter 11: Introducing the Islamic Capital Market 165

Chapter 12: Managing Assets in Islamic Investments 187

Chapter 13: Investing in Islamic Bonds: Sukuk 207

Part V: Reporting, Corporate Governance, andSupervision  229

Chapter 14: Issuing Financial Statements 231

Chapter 15: Considering Corporate Governance 245

Chapter 16: Supervising Operations: The Sharia Board 261

Chapter 17: Managing Risk in Islamic Financial Institutions275

Part VI: Islamic Insurance: Takaful  291

Chapter 18: Takaful: Exploring the Fundamentals of IslamicInsurance293

Chapter 19: Takaful and Retakaful Products, Structures, andGovernance 305

Part VII: The Par t of Tens  323

Chapter 20: Ten Reasons the West Should Pay Attention to IslamicFinance 325

Chapter 21: Ten Economic Benefits of Following IslamicPrinciples 331

Appendix: Glossary  339

Index  349



























































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