Islamic Finance For Dummies

Islamic Finance For Dummies

By: Dr. Faleel Jamaldeen (author)Paperback

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A detailed look at the fast-growing field of Islamic banking and finance The global Islamic finance market is now worth about $700 billion worldwide. Islamic Finance For Dummies helps experienced investors and new entrants into Islamic finance quickly get up to speed on this growing financial sector. Here, you'll find clear and easy-to-understand information on how you can incorporate Islamic finance products into your investment portfolio. You'll quickly and easily: become acquainted with the theory, practice, and limitations of Islamic banking; understand how to develop products for the Islamic financial industry; grasp the objectives and sources of Islamic law and the basic guidelines for business contacts; learn about Islamic fund management and insurance; and much more. * Coverage of the role Islamic finance can play in the development of the financial system and of economies * Addresses the risks and rewards in Islamic banking * The future prospects and opportunities of the Islamic finance industry With the help of Islamic Finance For Dummies, you'll discover the fast and easy way to tap into the booming Islamic finance arena.

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About Author

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


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 Commercial Banking 101 Chapter 8: Charting the Relationship between Conventional and Islamic Banks 117 Chapter 9: Tracing the Sources and Uses of Funds in Islamic Banks 129 Chapter 10: Familiarizing Yourself with Islamic Financial Instruments 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, and Supervision 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 Institutions 275 Part VI: Islamic Insurance: Takaful 291 Chapter 18: Takaful: Exploring the Fundamentals of Islamic Insurance293 Chapter 19: Takaful and Retakaful Products, Structures, and Governance 305 Part VII: The Par t of Tens 323 Chapter 20: Ten Reasons the West Should Pay Attention to Islamic Finance 325 Chapter 21: Ten Economic Benefits of Following Islamic Principles 331 Appendix: Glossary 339 Index 349

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/08/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780470430699
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780470430699
  • weight: 576
  • ISBN10: 0470430699

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