Islamic finance has grown at an annual rate that exceeds twenty percent a year and is now a two hundred billion dollar industry operating in more than seventy countries. A best-selling text that introduces the role of Islamic finance in the global economy, this book unravels the paradox of a thriving system rooted in medieval practice.
This book examines whether Islamic finance and Islamic economics is challenging the orthodoxy of the money markets. Can ethical finance combined with the prohibition on interest and speculation really work in the global economy? With a political economy approach, the book explores how the industry has grown in modern times - from a short-lived bank in an Egyptian city in the 1960s through to a global industry that is today valued at US$2.05 trillion. From the revelation as articulated by the Prophet Muhammed in the seventh century through to the gleaming 21st century skyscrapers of Dubai and Kuala Lumpur, the book covers the end of European colonialism, the controversial utterances of self-styled religious leaders, the impact of Islamophobia, and the efforts to end poverty through Islamic microfinance. The book uncovers an industry that is both profitable and changing the face of contemporary capitalism. James Simon Watkins is a Lecturer at Regent's University London, UK. He was the Political Adviser at the Embassy of Japan in London and he has worked in the UK Houses of Parliament. He was the Chief Executive of a business group and was a UK Labour Party candidate for the 2014 European Parliament election.
In Towards a Post-Covid Global Financial System a team of experts explore how COVID-19 has affected the most vulnerable parts of the global economy; how it has been met by Islamic banking and finance; and how the principles of Islamic social finance could be used to have a fairer, more resilient Islamic finance system for all.
Islamic finance is the only example of a financial system directly based on the ethical precepts of a major religion, providing not only investment guidelines but also a set of unique investment and financing products. Islamic finance is based on Shari'a, the Islamic law that provides guidelines for multiple aspects of Muslim life. The Islamic financial industry is playing a pivotal role in the global economy in general, with assets exceeding $ 2.9 trillion, and is projected to reach $ 3.8 trillion by 2022. This book aims to outline some potential areas to consider for all sectors of Islamic finance. In addition, the book discusses the development of Islamic finance; Explore the challenges of Small and Medium Enterprises funding , Corporate governance and Corporate social responsibility in Islamic finance. The book also discusses the existing use of blockchains in Islamic finance.
Wissenschaftlicher Aufsatz aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich VWL - Finanzwissenschaft, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In a world of global finance, the cash flows are linked. So this applies also to the emerging Islamic financial institutions. Due to this background, I would like to dedicate myself to the important principle of Islamic finance, especially in Germany and Turkey. The Islamic finance is an alternative to conventional finance. The Islamic finance is open to the whole humanity. By theirs sparing and careful action the Islamic finance could claim his market interest and need in the global economy since its foundings in the 1970s. The world population exists to approximately 23% of Muslims. By Not-serving this population group by conventional bank houses and there special needs, further rising of Islamic finance houses becomes likely. The economies in Islamic finance only allowed to trade and work with "halal" money. This means that the money from trade with forbidden substances is not "Helal." As practical examples mostly alcohol, pork etc. are listed. But what is the concrete meaning of "Helal"? "Helal" means to be in line with ALLAH and his Kuran and to avoid "Haram" ways. The Islamic regulations gives corridors for which is economically spoken the frame for doing business. These "Helal"-frames are delivering corridors not only for economy, it is also valid for the Law regulation, society and government for a region, a nation, a continent and a global union? For the better understanding and the implementing in my working of "Islamic Finance" it is crucial to use only my knowledge of Islam and deflecting it on my economic research. The first critic; understands the pure regulations of "Helal" chained out of the Kuran, because understanding of this times descents and transforming on our current time and case is a highly responsible, complex topic. The second critic; there is no complete "Helal" system implemented for all areas of Life. If we lo
Turkey could be considered the most important and leading Islamic country that has implemented the Western economic model successfully mostly because of the modernization efforts since late Ottoman period. As a result of the secularization efforts in the field of economy in early republican era, Muslim people in the country had to deal with non-Islamic practices that contradict with their religious beliefs. Islamic Finance Alternatives for Emerging Economies analyzes the emergence of the Islamic financial institutions in Turkey, by taking into account their history, their operational model, and their legal regulations in the financial field, to discuss the future of Islamic finance. The contributors also consider the ability of Islamic financial institutions and tools to respond to the financial needs of Muslims.
Get up to speed quickly on the world's fastest growing financial sector The Islamic Finance Handbook: A Practitioner's Guide to the Global Markets is the definitive report for the Islamic finance industry. Written by the industry's leading practitioners, the book provides a country-by-country breakdown of the current state of the Islamic market, including league tables by region and by country. Relevant case studies are used throughout to illustrate the practical aspect of the information presented. Organized for easy navigation, each chapter features sub-sections that allow instant comparison between countries in a specific area of interest. The Islamic finance industry is the world's fastest growing sector, valued at over U.S. $1.3 trillion by the UK Islamic Finance secretariat, with an annual growth of 24% for the past five years. To compete globally, practitioners need a true understanding of key markets within the industry. The Islamic Finance Handbook paints a clear picture of where each country stands in its development and role within the market, and provides a straightforward comparison between markets. Features include: Current macroeconomic and microeconomic conditions Regulatory and political situations Recent transactions, key participants, and the investor climate Real-world cases, as opposed to speculative scenarios The book places a clear focus on current conditions versus past performance, and on practical applications versus theoretical speculation. Each chapter is authored by a leading practitioner from within each country, allowing a true glimpse inside the day-to-day workings of the Islamic markets. For finance professionals who need to get up to speed on this rapidly growing sector, The Islamic Finance Handbook: A Practitioner's Guide to the Global Markets is a clear, comprehensive guide.