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Islamic Banking and Finance

New Perspectives on Profit Sharing and Risk Edited by Munawar Iqbal, Professor, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia and Chief of Research, IRTI, Islamic Development Bank and David T. Llewellyn, Professor of Money and Banking and Chairman, Loughborough University Banking Centre, Loughborough University, UK
Islamic Banking and Finance discusses Islamic financial theory and practice, and focuses on the opportunities offered by Islamic finance as an alternative method of financial intermediation. Key features of profit-sharing (as opposed to debt-based) contracts are highlighted, and the ways in which they can facilitate improved efficiency and stability of a financial system are explored.
In Association with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), the Islamic Foundation (IF) and the Association of Islamic Economics (IAIE)
Extent: 272 pp
Hardback Price: $136.00 Web: $122.40
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978 1 84064 787 7
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Financial Economics and Regulation
  • Islamic Economics and Finance
  • Money and Banking
It is a well-known fact that conventional commercial banks provide financial intermediation services on the basis of interest rates on assets and liabilities. However, since interest is prohibited in Islam, Islamic banks have developed several other modes through which savings are mobilized and passed on to entrepreneurs, none of which involve interest.

Islamic Banking and Finance discusses Islamic financial theory and practice, and focuses on the opportunities offered by Islamic finance as an alternative method of financial intermediation. Key features of profit-sharing (as opposed to debt-based) contracts are highlighted, and the ways in which they can facilitate improved efficiency and stability of a financial system are explored.

The authors illustrate that in addition to some 200 Islamic banks operating in Muslim as well as non-Muslim countries, some of the biggest multinational banks are now offering Islamic financial products.

This book will fascinate students, researchers and academics with a special interest in comparative banking, middle-eastern studies and international finance, and will also appeal to practitioners of banking and finance.
Contributors: M. Abalkhail, S. Abou-Ali, H. Ahmed, S.I. Al-Suwailem, M.I. Bagsiraj, A.-h. Bashir, M.U. Chapra, M.A. Elgari, F.R. Faridi, S.A. Gusau, S.A. Hallaq, M. Iqbal, Z. Iqbal, A.A. Islahi, M. Kahf, A.A. Karim, A.-F.A.A. Khalil, A. Lahlou, D.T. Llewellyn, M.A. Mannan, V. Murinde, J.R. Presley, C. Rickwood, K. Sadr, J.G. Sessions, M.N. Siddiqi, R. Wilson, A. Yasseri
Contents:

Preface

Glossary

1 Introduction
Munawar Iqbal and David T. Llewellyn

2 Decision-making under uncertainty: an Islamic perspective
Sami Ibrahim Al-Suwailem

Comments
Monzer Kahf; Mohamed Ali Elgari

3 Incentive-compatible profit-sharing contracts: a theoretical treatment
Habib Ahmed

Comments
Said Al Hallaq

4 Evidence on agency-contractual problems in mu∂arabah financing operations by Islamic banks
Abdel-Fattah A.A. Khalil, Colin Rickwood and Victor Murinde

Comments
Abdel-hameed Bashir

5 Incentive-compatible constraints for Islamic banking: some lessons from Bank Muamalat
Adiwarman A. Karim

Comments
Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi

6 How informal risk capital investors manage asymmetric information in profit/loss-sharing contracts
Mohammad Abalkhail and John R. Presley

Comments
Sultan Abou-Ali

7 Choice between debt and equity contracts and asymmetrical information: some empirical evidence
Kazem Sadr and Zamir Iqbal

Comments
Abdul Azim Islahi

8 Islamic banking contracts as enforced in Iran
Ali Yasseri

Comments
Mohamed Ali Elgari

9 Islamic financial institutions of India: their nature, problems and prospects
M.I. Bagsiraj

Comments
Fazlur Rahman Faridi; Sule Ahmed Gusau

10 The interface between Islamic and conventional banking
Rodney Wilson

Comments
Muhammad Abdul Mannan; Abdurrahman Lahlou

11 Alternative visions of international monetary reform
M. Umer Chapra

Comments
John G. Sessions

Index