The use of common and civil law to licence and govern Islamic financial institutions is examined in detail in this book. It also makes international comparisons and discusses specific laws, from Iran (where all banking is shariah compliant) to Malaysia and the gulf, where Islamic financial institutions compete with conventional banks. As most Islamic banks operate under national banking laws, consideration is given as to how their assets and liabilities differ from their conventional counterparts and what the implications are for risk management. The remit of the guide includes takaful operators, fund management and shariah compliant securities as well as Islamic banks. Key Features *Detailed examination of Islamic banking laws *Evaluation of regulatory systems governing Islamic finance *Global coverage including the Islamic world and countries with Muslim minorities *Examples of the deposit and financing terms and conditions offered by leading Islamic banks Key Words: Islamic banking; Islamic finance; shari'ah compliant securities; sukuk; takaful; Islamic funds
Professor Rodney Wilson is Director of the Islamic Finance Programme in Durham University. During 2009 and 2010 he was a Visiting Professor at the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies. He has researched on Islamic finance since the 1970s and has written numerous books on the subject for leading international publishers including Edinburgh and Columbia University Presses and Brill. Professor Wilson has extensive consultancy experience including with the Islamic Financial Services Board with respect to its Shariah Governance Guidelines.