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Islamic Finance For Dummies

Book Description

A detailed look at the fast-growing field of Islamic banking and finance

The global Islamic finance market is now worth about $700 billion worldwide. Islamic Finance For Dummies helps experienced investors and new entrants into Islamic finance quickly get up to speed on this growing financial sector.

Here, you'll find clear and easy-to-understand information on how you can incorporate Islamic finance products into your investment portfolio. You'll quickly and easily: become acquainted with the theory, practice, and limitations of Islamic banking; understand how to develop products for the Islamic financial industry; grasp the objectives and sources of Islamic law and the basic guidelines for business contacts; learn about Islamic fund management and insurance; and much more.

  • Coverage of the role Islamic finance can play in the development of the financial system and of economies

  • Addresses the risks and rewards in Islamic banking

  • The future prospects and opportunities of the Islamic finance industry

With the help of Islamic Finance For Dummies, you'll discover the fast and easy way to tap into the booming Islamic finance arena.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
  5. Part I: The Basics of Islamic Finance
    1. Chapter 1: Easing into Islamic Finance
    2. Chapter 2: Getting to Know Islam and the Role of Sharia
    3. Chapter 3: The History of Islamic Finance
    4. Chapter 4: Touring the Islamic Finance Industry
  6. Part II: Introducing Islamic Commercial Law
    1. Chapter 5: Adhering to Islamic Commercial Ethics
    2. Chapter 6: Focusing on Contracts
  7. Part III: Eyeing Islamic Banking Operations
    1. Chapter 7: Contrasting Conventional and Islamic Commercial Banking
    2. Chapter 8: Charting the Relationship between Conventional and Islamic Banks
    3. Chapter 9: Tracing the Sources and Uses of Funds in Islamic Banks
    4. Chapter 10: Familiarizing Yourself with Islamic Financial Instruments
  8. Part IV: Islamic Investment Markets: Equity and Bonds
    1. Chapter 11: Introducing the Islamic Capital Market
    2. Chapter 12: Managing Assets in Islamic Investments
    3. Chapter 13: Investing in Islamic Bonds: Sukuk
  9. Part V: Reporting, Corporate Governance, and Supervision
    1. Chapter 14: Issuing Financial Statements
    2. Chapter 15: Considering Corporate Governance
    3. Chapter 16: Supervising Operations: The Sharia Board
    4. Chapter 17: Managing Risk in Islamic Financial Institutions
  10. Part VI: Islamic Insurance: Takaful
    1. Chapter 18: Takaful: Exploring the Fundamentals of Islamic Insurance
    2. Chapter 19: Takaful and Retakaful Products, Structures, and Governance
  11. Part VII: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 20: Ten Reasons the West Should Pay Attention to Islamic Finance
    2. Chapter 21: Ten Economic Benefits of Following Islamic Principles
    3. Appendix: Glossary
  12. Cheat Sheet