UAE Laws and Islamic Finance

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Archive for May 26, 2012

Fiqh al Zakah (Volume 1) and (Volume 2) (e-Books)


By: Dr. Yusuf al Qardawi



The Early Islamic Public Revenues System: Lessons and Implications (e-Book)

By: Monzer Kahf

The Early Public Revenue System- Lessons and Implications

Principles of Islamic Financing: A Survey (e-Book)

By:  Monzer Kahf and Tariqullah Khan

Principles of Islamic Financing- A Survey

Innovation and Risk Management in Islamic Finance



By: Monzer Kahf



Islamic Bonds: Your Guide to Issuing, Structuring, and Investing in Sukuk




By: Rodney Wilson

Islamic Bonds- Your Guide to Issuing, Structuring and Investing in Sukuk (Overview of the Sukuk Market) Rodney Wilson

Islamic Economics and Finance



By: Rodney Wilson

WORLD ECONOMICS • Vol. 9 • No. 1 • January–March 2008

Islamic Economics and Finance Rodney Wilson

Recommended Books on Islamic Finance


Post By Mahmoud El Gamal

“Here’s a partial list of some recent books that I have found most useful to read:

  • Saeed, Abdullah, Islamic Banking and Interest: A Study of the Prohibition of Riba and Its Contemporary Interpretation, Brill Academic Publishers, 1997. A wonderful scholarly work.
  • Lewis, Mervin and Latifa Algaoud, Islamic Banking, Edward Elgar, Pub., 2001. A good survey with a nice interfaith introduction covering Abrahamic religious views on usury.
  • Warde, Ibrahim, Islamic Finance in the Global Economy, Edinburgh University Press, 2000. The best political-economy coverage of Islamic finance that I have read.
  • Henry, Clement and Rodney Wilson (eds.), The Politics of Islamic Finance, Edinburgh University Press, 2004. The best collection of essays on the political economy of Islamic finance that I have read. See, in particular, Dr. Monzer Kahf’s chapter.
  • Vogel, Frank, and Samuel Hayes, Islamic Law and Finance:Religion, Risk, and Return, (paperback) Springer, 1998. Very scholarly work. Vogel’s part is a learned survey of classical jurisprudence and its interpretation by contemporary participants in Islamic finance. Hayes’s part is an example of superior Islamic financial engineering (of which I am not fond, but if one is to do it, it is better to do it right).
  • Usmani, M. Taqi, An Introduction to Islamic Finance, Springer, 2002. This book was published earlier in Pakistan and elsewhere, and free versions were available online when I last checked. You can think of this as the bible for Islamic financial engineers. Justice Usmani is the most respected name on the “Shari`a scholar” circuit, so widely respected in fact that a number of his family members are quickly becoming prominent members of that scholar circuit as well as he nears retirement.
  • Maurer, Bill, Mutual Life, Limited: Islamic Banking, Alternative Currencies, Lateral Reason, Princeton University Press, 2005. An anthropologist’s social scientific study of Islamic finance as a social phenomenon, with comparison to other unorthodox financial systems.
  • Kuran, Timur, Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism, Princeton University Press, 2005. A collection of earlier essays by Timur Kuran, constituting the most blistering attack on the bulk of Islamic economics, revealing its political and economic failures, as well as its academic incoherence.”

Comprendre la Finance Islamique, Principes, Pratiques, et Ethique

Book Recommendation

By: Tarik Bengarai

Cet ouvrage s’adresse aux étudiants,

chercheurs, praticiens

de la finance, politiciens ou tout

simplement curieux

de savoir ce qu’est la

finance islamique. Il nous

ouvre la porte pour découvrir

une autre approche des opérations

bancaires dans un langage

simple avec des explications

claires. Il permet au grand public

de comprendre les différents

contrats utilisés dans le système

bancaire islamique,

réfutant la logique financière de

l’intérêt (usure) et des

risques démesurés qu’elle entraîne.

Offrant ainsi plus de justice

et de partage dans les relations

humaines qui permettent

de donner plus de sens aux échanges



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