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Islamic Finance For Dummies

Islamic Finance For Dummies

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.


Part I: The Basics of Islamic Finance

Chapter 1: Easing into Islamic Finance

Chapter 2: Getting to Know Islam and the Role of Sharia

Chapter 3: The History of Islamic Finance

Chapter 4: Touring the Islamic Finance Industry

Part II: Introducing Islamic Commercial Law

Chapter 5: Adhering to Islamic Commercial Ethics

Chapter 6: Focusing on Contracts

Part III: Eyeing Islamic Banking Operations

Chapter 7: Contrasting Conventional and Islamic Commercial Banking

Chapter 8: Charting the Relationship between Conventional and Islamic Banks

Chapter 9: Tracing the Sources and Uses of Funds in Islamic Banks

Chapter 10: Familiarizing Yourself with Islamic Financial Instruments

Part IV: Islamic Investment Markets: Equity and Bonds

Chapter 11: Introducing the Islamic Capital Market

Chapter 12: Managing Assets in Islamic Investments

Chapter 13: Investing in Islamic Bonds: Sukuk

Part V: Reporting, Corporate Governance, and Supervision

Chapter 14: Issuing Financial Statements

Chapter 15: Considering Corporate Governance

Chapter 16: Supervising Operations: The Sharia Board

Chapter 17: Managing Risk in Islamic Financial Institutions

Part VI: Islamic Insurance: Takaful

Chapter 18: Takaful: Exploring the Fundamentals of Islamic Insurance

Chapter 19: Takaful and Retakaful Products, Structures, and Governance

Part VII: The Part of Tens

Chapter 20: Ten Reasons the West Should Pay Attention to Islamic Finance

Chapter 21: Ten Economic Benefits of Following Islamic Principles

Appendix: Glossary