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Ten Reasons the West Should Pay Attention to Islamic Finance

Here are ten good ways that your efforts in trying to understand Islamic finance can reap long-term dividends — and why you should share your newfound knowledge with others who are working in [more…]

How Sukuk (Islamic Bonds) Differ from Conventional Bonds

Modern sukuk emerged to fill a gap in the global capital market. Islamic investors want to balance their equity portfolios with bond-like products. Because sukuk are asset-based securities — not debt instruments [more…]

The Concepts and Principles of Islamic Finance

Islamic finance is a financial system that operates according to Islamic law (which is called sharia) and is, therefore, sharia-compliant. Just like conventional financial systems, Islamic finance features [more…]

The Forbidden Industries of Islamic Finance

Most of the industry investments that Islam prohibits seem pretty obvious; you probably aren't shocked to find that prostitution isn't sharia-compliant. Here's an overview of the industries Islamic investors [more…]

Financial Market Trading and Islamic Finance

If you're thinking about investing in Islamic finance or an Islamic nation or company, know that some types of financial market activity, such as margin trading, day trading, options, and futures, are [more…]

Types of Islamic Financial Products

Islamic financial companies have developed many different products to meet customer needs and provide sharia-compliant alternatives to widely available conventional options. In this article, you discover [more…]

Islamic Financial Institutions

Although Islamic financial institutions may have very different structures, types of customers, and goals, they all share one key element: They must comply with Islamic law. The following types of Islamic [more…]

The Islamic Capital Market

The term capital market refers to any financial market where debt and equity are demanded and supplied. A capital market helps investors find a platform for making their investments and helps both borrowers [more…]

Compare Commodity and Equity Funds on the Islamic Market

If you're looking to build a sharia-compliant investment portfolio with the potential for significant growth (as opposed to a portfolio focused mostly on safeguarding your funds), chances are good you [more…]

The Pros and Cons of the Islamic Equity Market

Equity markets (where stocks are traded) are crucial to any economy because they provide capital to companies. The Islamic equity market is where sharia-compliant stocks are traded. [more…]

The Islamic Unit Trust and Mutual Funds Market

An Islamic unit trust or a mutual fund is a type of equity fund that collects funds from investors and pools them for investment in stocks, bonds, or other investment products. The return from the investment [more…]

Islamic Exchange-Traded Funds, Bonds, and the Islamic Derivative Market

If you're interested in diversifying your investments and the Islamic market intrigues you, don't forget about Islamic exchange-traded funds, sukuk (Islamic bonds), and the Islamic derivative market. Many [more…]

How to Benchmark the Performance of Islamic Funds: Islamic Indexes

To manage any investment fund effectively, you need to understand your fund's performance. The best way to do this is to compare it to industry benchmarks and performance indicators. When Islamic investment [more…]

Develop New Methods for Managing Risk on the Islamic Risk

Managing risk is a crucial aspect of investment management. The Islamic capital market is developing rapidly. As its exposure to market risk (the very real possibility that the value of a security or group [more…]

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