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Islamic Finance For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-23390-0
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384 pages
August 2012
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Introduction  1

Part I: The Basics of Islamic Finance  9

Chapter 1: Easing into Islamic Finance 11

Chapter 2: Getting to Know Islam and the Role of Sharia 27

Chapter 3: The History of Islamic Finance 43

Chapter 4: Touring the Islamic Finance Industry 55

Part II: Introducing Islamic Commercial Law  73

Chapter 5: Adhering to Islamic Commercial Ethics 75

Chapter 6: Focusing on Contracts 87

Part III: Eyeing Islamic Banking Operations  99

Chapter 7: Contrasting Conventional and Islamic Commercial Banking 101

Chapter 8: Charting the Relationship between Conventional and Islamic Banks 117

Chapter 9: Tracing the Sources and Uses of Funds in Islamic Banks 129

Chapter 10: Familiarizing Yourself with Islamic Financial Instruments 145

Part IV: Islamic Investment Markets: Equity and Bonds  163

Chapter 11: Introducing the Islamic Capital Market 165

Chapter 12: Managing Assets in Islamic Investments 187

Chapter 13: Investing in Islamic Bonds: Sukuk 207

Part V: Reporting, Corporate Governance, and Supervision  229

Chapter 14: Issuing Financial Statements 231

Chapter 15: Considering Corporate Governance 245

Chapter 16: Supervising Operations: The Sharia Board 261

Chapter 17: Managing Risk in Islamic Financial Institutions 275

Part VI: Islamic Insurance: Takaful  291

Chapter 18: Takaful: Exploring the Fundamentals of Islamic Insurance293

Chapter 19: Takaful and Retakaful Products, Structures, and Governance 305

Part VII: The Par t of Tens  323

Chapter 20: Ten Reasons the West Should Pay Attention to Islamic Finance 325

Chapter 21: Ten Economic Benefits of Following Islamic Principles 331

Appendix: Glossary  339

Index  349

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