Islamic banking and finance : new perspectives on profit-sharing and risk

The prohibition of interest is the feature of Islamic banking which most distinctly sets it apart from conventional banking. To Western eyes, this seems a strange restriction, but Christian countries themselves maintained such a ban for 1,400 years. Islamic Banking asks why Islam has been able to ma...

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Main Author: Llewellyn, David T.
Corporate Authors: Edward Elgar Publishing, International Conference on Islamic Economics and Banking ( 2000, Loughborough University), International Conference on Islamic Economics and Banking ( 2000, Loughborough University )
Other Authors: Iqbal, Munawar
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, U.K Edward Elgar in association with International Association of Islamic Economics, Islamic Development Bank, [and] The Islamic Foundation c2002
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520 |a The prohibition of interest is the feature of Islamic banking which most distinctly sets it apart from conventional banking. To Western eyes, this seems a strange restriction, but Christian countries themselves maintained such a ban for 1,400 years. Islamic Banking asks why Islam has been able to maintain its stand. The book explores the intricacies of Islamic law and the religious and ethical principles underpinning Islamic banking. It then considers the analytical basis of Islamic banking and financing in the light of modern theories of financial intermediation, and identifies the conceptual issues to be overcome 
520 |a 1. An introduction to Islamic banking -- 2. Islamic law -- 3. The basis of Islamic banking -- 4. Islamic banking and financial intermediation -- 5. Islamic financial systems -- 6. Islamic banking in mixed systems -- 7. Corporate governance in Islamic banking -- 8. Islamic and Christian attitudes to usury -- 9. Directions in Islamic finance -- 10. Conclusions