Islamic Economics and Finance

A Glossary, 2nd Edition

By Muhammad Akram Khan

© 2008 – Routledge

208 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415459259
pub: 2007-09-17
Hardback: 9780415318884
pub: 2003-07-17

About the Book

Islamic economics and finance have increased in importance over the last few decades, with new Islamic financial institutions opening up and a number of important books published on the topic.

This glossary, fully updated and revised for the new edition, uses easy to understand language to introduce terms used by Muslim scholars, historians and legal experts. The book covers terms from Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Malaysian and English sources whilst covering the Islamic side of such terms as taxation, banking, insurance, accounting, and auditing.

The book's unassuming yet comprehensive nature will appeal to economists, bankers and accountants as well as students and researchers with an interest in economics and finance.


'This is a very valuable contribution to Islamic Economics and Finance and is a must in every library. It is a necessary reference volume to every student of the subject and practioners in the field.' - A.L.M. Abdul Gafoor, Appropriate Technology Foundation, Groningen, The Netherlands

'this enlarged second edition is indeed most welcome.' - The Muslim World Book Review

About the Author

Muhammad Akram Khan is Deputy Auditor General in the Government of Pakistan. He has published several books on Islamic economics and Finance.

About the Series

Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking

This series explores the roles of money and banking in the modern world. Banking is an increasingly important and international industry, and its interaction with money is a major concern for the world's economic policy-makers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies