"Explore Islamic finance at a deeper level Intermediate Islamic Finance: Theory and Practice fills the gap for students and professionals who are already familiar with the fundamentals of Islamic finance, but would like to gain an enhanced understanding of Islamic finance theories and practices. This comprehensive text provides you with coverage of global developments and describes the role of Islamic finance within the global finance community to guide you in your understanding of this important aspect of the international financial landscape. The book references advance concepts and specific problems in the practice of Islamic finance, provides suggested further readings for each chapter, offers details of advanced analysis, and presents key data in visual form via graphs, figures, and tables. Profound changes have taken place in the financial landscape over the past few decades, including major innovations in financial instruments and substantial changes in regulation. With global financial markets becoming increasingly important players in the industry, it is critical that today's financial professionals understand the essence and implications of key Islamic finance theories and practices. Build upon your fundamental understanding of Islamic finance Explore some areas of convergence and conflict between Islamic finance and conventional finance Strengthen the harmony between Islamic and conventional finance theories and their applications Prepare for a well-rounded career in finance by better understanding how Islamic finance principles apply Intermediate Islamic Finance: Theory and Practice is an essential text for graduate and post-graduate finance students, economists, researchers, bankers, financial regulators, policymakers, and members of the business community who want to develop a deeper understanding of Islamic finance theories and practices"-- "The principal objective of this intermediate book on Islamic finance is to address selected issues in the theory and practice of Islamic finance that typical fall beyond the contents of classic introductory text books on the subject matter. These topics are often discussed at very basic level. The list of special topics includes the stability of Islamic finance, the role of ethics, the scope of financial engineering and derivatives, the function of Islamic capital markets, as well as perspectives on Islamic structured finance, corporate finance, and financial inclusion. The book can serve as a guide to hitherto unexplored avenues of research in Islamic finance for graduate and post-graduate students. This book includes: - some reference to case studies and specific problems in the practice of Islamic finance as well as conventional finance - a list of suggested further readings per chapter - appendices that include details of advanced analysis for the purpose of simplifying the level of discussion for advanced undergraduate students - graphs, figures, tables on financial and economic data"--
Over the last three decades, the concepts of Islamic finance and Islamic economics have captured the attention of researchers. The growing market for transactions compatible with Islamic law (Shari-Ã¡h) is further evidence of growing interest in this mode of finance. By some estimates, the total volume of Islamic financial assets has grown by 15 to 20 percent a year since 1990 and now exceeds $1.3 trillion. The growth of the Islamic financial sector in 2006?10 period surpassed the growth of conventional financial sector in all segments of the market, ranging from commercial banking, investment banking, and fund management to insurance in several Muslim-majority countries. The growth of this market has been driven by the high demand for Shari-Ã¡h-compliant products, as well as the increasing liquidity in Gulf region due to high oil revenues. Following on from the significant developments that have occurred in what is viewed as the core area for this market?the predominantly Muslim countries?we are now witnessing the globalization of Islamic finance. In recent years, significant interest in Islamic finance has emerged in the world?s leading conventional financial centers, including London, New York, and Hong Kong, and Western investors are increasingly considering investment in Islamic financial products. Although Islamic finance is one of the fastest growing segments of emerging global financial markets, it is often stated that the market is far below its true potential. At the same time, the concepts of Islamic finance are not fully explained and exploited?especially in the areas of economic development, inclusion, access to finance, and public policy. This volume attempts to highlight some of the key features of Islamic finance relevant to economic development. The objective of the volume is to improve understanding of the perspective of Islamic finance on economic development, social and economic justice, human welfare, and economic growth.
The first book to offer comprehensive coverage of Islamic finance and banking and its applications to the rest of the world, now fully revised and updated/b The ongoing international financial crisis has reignited debate over the development of a risk-sharing financial system, such as that required in Shariah Law. iAn Introduction to Islamic Finance: Theory and Practice, Second Edition/i highlights the core principles of risk sharing in Islam, arguing that a risk-sharing financial system is exactly what we need to promote greater financial stability./ Providing comprehensive coverage of the fundamental theory behind Islamic finance and banking, according to the core concepts of Shariah law, authors Zamir Iqbal and Abbas Mirakhor clearly explain the distinct features of an Islamic financial system and how it compares with traditional financial models. Addressing the myriad important developments that have taken place in recent years, this second edition looks to the future, addressing emerging issues sure to influence future developments in Islamic finance./ ulliExplores the unique features of an Islamic financial system, how they compare to more traditional financial systems, and how they could improve them/liliDiscusses all the most recent developments and emerging issues in Islamic finance/liliUpdated with the latest developments, trends, innovations, and statistics, this new edition features additional chapters on the financial crisis, globalization, non-bank financial institutions, and recent developments in Takaful (Islamic insurance)/li/ul The first edition of iAn Introduction to Islamic Finance/i established the book as the market leader, and this newly revised and updated second edition incorporates the most recent developments in this booming financial sector, including financial stability, globalization, and non-banking financial institutions.
The Stability of Islamic Finance main focus is on the question of the sources of financial instability which seems inherent in the conventional system. As a core component of this focus, the book will consider episodes of turbulence and instability in a historical context recalling the occurrence of such events from mid-19th century to the present. It will present various theoretical explanations along with solutions and alternative financial systems that avoid instability provided by various scholars dating back to mid-19th century to present. The book then will present and discuss the archit.
This book is the first serious attempt to study the affiliation between the current trend of globalization and the development of Islamic finance. It explores the potential convergence of Islamic and conventional finance as these systems continue their progress in designing and developing better risk-sharing structures and an expanded menu of financial instruments. The authors offer innovative thoughts on the future of Islamic finance in the wake of globalization. References and comparison of the historical financial globalization episode and today's globalization are made. In addition, it als.
Much has happened in the Islamic finance industry since this bestselling text was first published in 2007. This second edition is timely especially as there has been much re-thinking of the role of Islamic banks in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. New chapters on risk-sharing and financial stability, and other revisions should ensure that this remains the leading text in its field, with the strengths of the first edition retained, not least the lucid explanations of often complex financial products helped by useful flow charts. Professor Rodney WilsonDirector, Durham University Is.
Islamic finance is emerging as a rapidly growing part of the financial sector in the Islamic world and is not restricted to Islamic countries, but is spreading wherever there is a sizable Muslim community. According to some estimates, more than 250 financial institutions in over 45 countries practice some form of Islamic finance, and the industry has been growing at a rate of more than 15 percent annually for the past several years. The market's current annual turnover is estimated to be 70 billion, compared with a mere 5 billion in 1985, and is projected to hit the 100 billion mark by the tur.
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