This book addresses contemporary empirical issues in Islamic stock markets including volatility, efficiency and Sukuk defaults. The studies contained within this book consider a combination of pure Islamic stock markets and comparative studies, with reference to their conventional counterparts. The authors provide up-to-date, robust, accurate, reliable empirical enquiries addressing current issues of stock markets as well as providing up to date information and statistics to support future development and research. The book also covers a chapter on the current trends in research in Islamic capital markets, which analyses some recent and leading works to highlight and indicate the gaps in research that require further exploration. This book will be of value to all those who wish to gain a more thorough understanding of research in Islamic capital markets and the major topics in the field. Nafis Alam is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia. He has been involved in academia related to Islamic finance for nearly a decade. He has co-authored three books in Islamic finance, among them is an Encyclopaedia of Islamic Finance. Syed Aun R. Rizvi is an Assistant Professor of Islamic finance at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia. He received his doctorate in Islamic finance from the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, Malaysia. He has considerable industry experience in fund management, as well as a diverse teaching and research background. His research focus on capital markets in Islamic and emerging economies.