Islamic Banking and Finance
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This book discusses the nature and theories which govern systems of Islamic finance including its most distinctive features and its relationship with conventional financial institutions.
It explores the nature and role of money in modern economies, elaborates on the process of credit deposit creation, trade cycles and instruments for the creation of value in financial markets through the perspectives of Islamic finance. The author explains its characteristics, especially the rationale for the lack of interest-based financial activities. He examines the intrinsic ethical and humanistic frameworks which govern financial theories and practices and the models for the creation of value, risk-sharing, socially responsible investing as well as governance and regulation which these systems follow. It also does a comparative assessment of conventional financial systems with Islamic finance with relevant examples, assesses the performance of Islamic systems and examines existing and expanding markets for Islamic finance.
Lucid and cogent, this book is useful for scholars and researchers of Islamic Finance, Islamic Studies, economics, banking, and finance in general.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Islamic Finance 2. Value of money, trade cycles and social consequences 3. Islamic finance: The basics 4. Contracts and instruments 5. Financing consumer durables 6. Islamic financial markets 7. Investment sukuk: Islamic bonds 8. Risk and risk management 9. Islam and insurance (Takaful) 10. Law, regulation, and governance
Zubair Hasan is an acclaimed economist and author. He taught at the University of Delhi, and the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He has published numerous articles, commentaries and book reviews in academic journals of repute on topics in economics and finance. In recognition of his numerous contributions, he was awarded the prestigious Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prize in Islamic Economics in 2009.