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Islamic Finance

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series
Edited by M. Kabir Hassan, Hibernia Professor of Economics and Finance, University of New Orleans, US and Mervyn K. Lewis, Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia Business School, and Fellow, The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Islamic finance refers to methods of undertaking banking and financial transactions that are in conformity with the precepts of Islam. As such, the system offers a challenge to conventional Western ways of thinking about financing. This indispensable set of papers brings together the most important previously published papers on the subject of Islamic Finance from the last four decades. Issues explored include: the prohibition on interest; financing instruments; accounting and regulatory issues; institutional structures and recent developments.
Extent: 704 pp
Hardback Price: £201.00 Online: £180.90
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 978 1 84376 313 0
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Financial Economics and Regulation
  • Islamic Economics and Finance
  • Money and Banking
Islamic finance refers to methods of undertaking banking and financial transactions that are in conformity with the precepts of Islam. As such, the system offers a challenge to conventional Western ways of thinking about financing. This indispensable set of papers brings together the most important previously published papers on the subject of Islamic Finance from the last four decades. Issues explored include: the prohibition on interest; financing instruments; accounting and regulatory issues; institutional structures and recent developments.
‘. . . the book contains an interesting collection of articles in the area of Islamic banking and finance, which describe and analyse a wide range of aspects and issues. It is hoped that this timely work will provoke more research in the important areas of Islamic finance.’
– The Muslim World Book Review

‘The editors, who have been involved for many years in Islamic finance, have done an excellent job in bringing this collection together. It provides valuable source material for researchers and students of Islamic finance, and will be an essential purchase for libraries that have specialist works in this field, as well as for those that lack such collections, but which need to provide support material for lone researchers or small student groups.’
– Rodney Wilson, Durham University, UK
28 articles, dating from 1964 to 2004
Contributors include: K. Ahmad, M.U. Chapra, M.A. El-Gamal, F. Khan, M.S. Khan, A. Mirakhor, M. Obdaidullah, M.N. Siddiqi, V. Sundararajan
Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction M. Kabir Hassan and Mervyn K. Lewis

PART I THE PROHIBITION OF INTEREST
1. Imad Ahmad (1982), ‘Islamic Social Thought’
2. Fazlur Rahman (1964), ‘Riba and Interest’
3. Muhammad Akram Khan (1983), ‘Riba in Contemporary Literature’
4. Khurshid Ahmad (1994), ‘Elimination of Riba: Concept and Problems. Response to the Supreme Court Questionnaire’
5. Izzud-Din Pal (1994), ‘Pakistan and the Question of Riba’
6. M. Fahim Khan (1991), ‘Time Value of Money and Discounting in Islamic Perspective’
7. Timur Kuran (1995), ‘Islamic Economics and the Islamic Subeconomy’
8. M. Umer Chapra (2000), ‘Is it Necessary to Have Islamic Economics?’

PART II PRINCIPLES OF ISLAMIC BANKING
9. Ingo Karsten (1982), ‘Islam and Financial Intermediation’
10. B.A. Bashir (1983), ‘Portfolio Management of Islamic Banks: “Certainty Model”’
11. Moshin S. Khan (1986), ‘Islamic Interest-Free Banking: A Theoretical Analysis’
12. John R. Presley and John G. Sessions (1994), ‘Islamic Economics: The Emergence of a New Paradigm’
13. Talla Al-Deehani, Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim and Victor Murinde (1999), ‘The Capital Structure of Islamic Banks under the Contractual Obligation of Profit Sharing’
14. Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi (2000), ‘Islamic Banks: Concept, Precept and Prospects’

PART III ACCOUNTING AND REGULATORY ISSUES
15. Cyril Tomkins and Rif’at Ahmed ‘Abdul Karim (1987), ‘The Shari’ah and its Implications for Islamic Financial Analysis: An Opportunity to Study Interactions Among Society, Organization, and Accounting’
16. Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim (1990), ‘The Independence of Religious and External Auditors: The Case of Islamic Banks’
17. Luca Errico and Mitra Farahbaksh (2001), ‘Islamic Banking: Issues in Prudential Regulations and Supervision’
18. Dadang Muljawan, Humayon A. Dar and Maximilian J.B. Hall (2004), ‘A Capital Adequacy Framework for Islamic Banks: The Need to Reconcile Depositors' Risk Aversion with Managers' Risk Taking’

PART IV ISLAMIC INSTITUTIONS
19. Syed Khalid Rashid (1993), ‘Islamization of Insurance – a Religio-Legal Experiment in Malaysia’
20. Muhammad Anwar (1994), ‘Comparative Study of Insurance and Takafol (Islamic Insurance)’
21. Murat Çizakça (1998), ‘Awqaf in History and its Implications for Modern Islamic Economies’
22. Rajesh K. Aggarwal and Tarik Yousef (2000), ‘Islamic Banks and Investment Financing’
23. Habib Ahmed (2002), ‘Financing Microenterprises: An Analytical Study of Islamic Microfinance Institutions’

PART V DEVELOPMENTS IN ISLAMIC FINANCING
24. Abbas Mirakhor (1996), ‘Cost of Capital and Investment in a Non-Interest Economy’
25. Mohammad Obaidullah (1998), ‘Financial Engineering with Islamic Options’
26. Mahmoud A. El-Gamal (1999), ‘Involving Islamic Banks in Central Bank Open Market Operations’
27. Sami Al-Suwailem (1999, 2000), ‘Towards an Objective Measure of Gharar in Exchange’
28. Muhammed-Shahid Ebrahim (2000), ‘Pricing Asset Backed Islamic Financial Instruments’

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