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Islamic Social Finance

Entrepreneurship, Cooperation and the Sharing Economy, 1st Edition

Edited by Valentino Cattelan


222 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2018-08-06
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The current dynamics of world economy show remarkable changes in the socio-economics of credit provision and entrepreneurship. If the emergence of the sharing economy is fostering innovative models of collaborative agency, networking and venture business, economic actors are also looking for a more sustainable development, able to foster profitability as well as community welfare. This book investigates Islamic social finance as a paramount example of this economy under change, where the balance between economic efficiency and social impact is contributing to the transformation of the market from an exchange- to a community-oriented institution.

The collected essays analyse the social dimension of entrepreneurship from an Islamic perspective, highlighting the extent to which the rationales of "sharing," distribution and cooperation, affect the conceptualization of the market in Islam as a place of "shared prosperity." Moving from the conceptual "roots" of this paradigm to its operative "branches," the contributing authors also connect the most recent trends in the financial market to Shari‘ah-based strategies for community welfare, hence exploring the applications of Islamic social finance from the sharing economy, FinTech and crowdfunding to microcredit, waqf, zakat, sukuk and green investments.

An illuminating reference for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers dealing with the challenges of a global market where not only is diversity being perceived as a value to be fostered, but also as an important opportunity for a more inclusive economy for everybody.

Table of Contents


Abdullah Qurban Turkistani

  1. Introduction. Islamic social finance and the importance of roots
  2. Valentino Cattelan

    Part I – Islam, shared prosperity and the market as socio-economic community

  3. From the ontology of tawhid to Islamic social finance: conceptualization and application
  4. Masudul Alam Choudhury, Ari Pratiwi and Mohammad Shahadat Hossain

  5. A critical appraisal of Islamic finance in the light of maqasid al-Shari‘ah
  6. Atiq-ur-Rehman

  7. Collaborative governance, social capital and the Islamic economic organization
  8. Charilaos Mertzanis

  9. Experiences in Translation: Islamic finance and the sharing economy
  10. Valentino Cattelan

    Part II – Social impact entrepreneurship: instruments and cases

  11. A new form of global asset-backed debt market through sukuk
  12. Mohamed Ariff

  13. Islamic entrepreneurship and the fundraising challenge: unlocking capital via crowdfunding in the sharing economy
  14. Houssem eddine Bedoui and Rami Abdelkafi

  15. Islamic FinTech and the paradigm shift in the financial landscape
  16. Fatima Z. Bensar and Gonzalo Rodríguez

  17. Islamic green finance: a new path to environment protection and sustainable development
  18. Marianella Piratti and Valentino Cattelan

  19. Salam finance: securing the purpose of microfinancing
  20. Atiq-ur-Rehman

  21. Waqf based takaful model: a challenge for entrepreneurship
  22. Germán Rodríguez-Moreno

  23. Zakat: its micro-entrepreneurship model and socio-humanitarian impact

Mohd Ma’Sum Billah

About the Editor

Valentino Cattelan specializes in Islamic law, economics and finance, and his research activity covers aspects of legal pluralism, property rights theory, history of capitalism, law of Islamic finance, comparative law and social finance.

About the Series

Islamic Business and Finance Series

There is an increasing need for western politicians, financiers, bankers, and indeed the western business community in general to have access to high quality and authoritative texts on Islamic financial and business practices. Drawing on expertise from across the Islamic world, this new series will provide carefully chosen and focused monographs and collections, each authored/edited by an expert in their respective field all over the world.

The series will be pitched at a level to appeal to middle and senior management in both the western and the Islamic business communities. For the manager with a western background the series will provide detailed and up-to-date briefings on important topics; for the academics, postgraduates, business communities, manager with western and an Islamic background the series will provide a guide to best practice in business in Islamic communities around the world, including Muslim minorities in the west and majorities in the rest of the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Banks & Banking
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Finance
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance / Financial Risk Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Money & Monetary Policy
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Financial Services
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Governance
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Islamic Banking & Finance
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies