An Introduction to Islamic Finance: Theory and Practice, by Zamir Iqbal

By Zamir Iqbal

The first publication to supply accomplished insurance of Islamic finance and banking and its purposes to the remainder of the area, now totally revised and updated

the continuing foreign monetary difficulty has reignited debate over the advance of a risk-sharing economic climate, comparable to that required in Shariah legislations. An creation to Islamic Finance: concept and perform, moment Edition highlights the center rules of danger sharing in Islam, arguing risk-sharing economy is strictly what we have to advertise larger monetary stability.

offering finished insurance of the elemental concept in the back of Islamic finance and banking, in line with the center suggestions of Shariah legislations, authors Zamir Iqbal and Abbas Mirakhor truly clarify the detailed beneficial properties of an Islamic economic system and the way it compares with conventional monetary types. Addressing the myriad vital advancements that experience taken position in recent times, this moment version appears to be like to the long run, addressing rising concerns absolute to effect destiny advancements in Islamic finance.

  • Explores the original good points of an Islamic economic system, how they examine to extra conventional monetary platforms, and the way they can enhance them
  • Discusses the entire newest advancements and rising matters in Islamic finance
  • Updated with the newest advancements, tendencies, suggestions, and facts, this re-creation positive aspects extra chapters at the monetary quandary, globalization, non-bank monetary associations, and up to date advancements in Takaful (Islamic insurance)

the 1st version of An creation to Islamic Finance verified the ebook because the industry chief, and this newly revised and up-to-date moment variation comprises the newest advancements during this booming monetary quarter, together with monetary balance, globalization, and non-banking monetary institutions.

Content:
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–27):
Chapter 2 the commercial approach (pages 29–56):
Chapter three Riba vs. expense of go back (pages 57–74):
Chapter four monetary tools (pages 75–98):
Chapter five chance Sharing instead to Debt (pages 99–112):
Chapter 6 The Islamic economic climate (pages 113–136):
Chapter 7 the steadiness of the Islamic economic system (pages 137–149):
Chapter eight Islamic monetary Intermediation and Banking (pages 151–172):
Chapter nine Capital Markets (pages 173–205):
Chapter 10 Non?bank monetary Intermediation (pages 207–224):
Chapter eleven functionality of Islamic monetary prone (pages 225–243):
Chapter 12 monetary Engineering (pages 245–273):
Chapter thirteen possibility administration (pages 275–298):
Chapter 14 rules of Islamic monetary associations (pages 299–322):
Chapter 15 company Governance (pages 323–349):
Chapter sixteen Globalization and its demanding situations (pages 351–363):
Chapter 17 matters and demanding situations (pages 365–392):

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An Introduction to Shi'i Islam: The History & Doctrines of by Moojan Momen

By Moojan Momen

This ebook is a common creation to Shi’i Islam—specifically to Twelver Shi’ism, to which nearly all of Shi’is belong this day.  It offers with the background and improvement of this significant faith, giving an account of Shi’i doctrines and focusing specifically on these components within which it differs from Sunni Islam. 
“Momen’s booklet fills a major hole within the common literature in English on Twelver Shi’ism, and may be conscientiously studied through somebody who desires to be aware of extra approximately what's taking place within the heart East today….This is a superb paintings which merits the widest attainable readership.”—Malise Ruthven, The heart East
“An super worthy reference resource at the institution and evolution of the Shi’ite department of the Islamic religion.”—Cecil V. Crabb, Jr., Perspective
“An unpretentious type, interpretive readability and . . . sound judgment signify Momen’s writings. a number of the facets of Twelver Shi’ism are rigorously unusual to meet either the overall reader and the aspiring student.”—Norman Calder, Times Literary Supplement
“Specialist and nonspecialist alike will make the most of its lucid exposition of either elite and renowned Shi’ism. specially helpful is the way in which the paintings offers glossy severe scholarship on Shi’i heritage along the orthodox background, which nonetheless has nice impact at the religion’s self-understanding.”—Mel Piehl, Library Journal 
Moojan Momen has written broadly on Iran and center East religion.

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Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Quranic Prayer According to by Reza-Shah Kazemi

By Reza-Shah Kazemi

The Qur'an is the sacramental beginning of prayer in Islam. Its inspirational energy is forever renewed via being recited and reflected upon by means of Muslims each day all through their lives. This succinct and readable examine bargains designated modern insights into the religious, highbrow and ethical interaction set in movement by way of the quick Qur'anic chapters which are recited of their prayers via Muslims of all traditions, yet that are rather advised inside Shi'i Islam. Reza Shah-Kazemi engages heavily and creatively with the Qur'anic chapters, basing his philosophical reflections on conventional exegetical rules, and focusing specifically at the courting among the ethical and the paranormal elements of the texts. the result's a stimulating meditation that probes the depths of which means contained in the verses of a revelation through which the religious lifetime of Muslims has for lots of centuries been nourished and fulfilled.

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The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria by Josef Meri

By Josef Meri

This obtainable examine is the 1st severe research of the cult of saints between Muslims and Jews in medieval Syria and the close to East. via case reports of saints and their devotees, dialogue of the structure of monuments, exam of devotional gadgets, and research of rules of "holiness", Meri depicts the practices of residing faith and explores the typical background of those faiths.

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God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215 by David Levering Lewis

By David Levering Lewis

"A furiously complicated age; a strong narrative."—New York instances ebook Review, Editor's selection in the beginning of the 8th century, the Arabs introduced a momentous revolution in strength, faith, and tradition to darkish a while Europe. David Levering Lewis's masterful historical past starts with the autumn of the Persian and Roman empires, by way of the increase of the prophet Muhammad and the construction of Muslim Spain. 5 centuries of engagement among the Muslim imperium and an rising Europe undefined, from the Muslim conquest of Visigoth Hispania in 711 to Latin Christendom's statement of unconditional struggle at the Caliphate in 1215. Lewis's narrative, full of debts of a few of the best battles in global historical past, unearths how cosmopolitan, Muslim al-Andalus flourished—a beacon of cooperation and tolerance among Islam, Judaism, and Christianity—while proto-Europe, defining itself towards Islam, made virtues out of hereditary aristocracy, non secular intolerance, perpetual warfare, and slavery. A cautionary story, God's Crucible offers a brand new interpretation of world-altering occasions whose impact is still as present as today's headlines. a few photos within the publication are usually not displayed because of permissions concerns.

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The Charismatic Community: Shi’ite Identity in Early Islam by Maria Massi Dakake

By Maria Massi Dakake

The Charismatic group examines the increase and improvement of Shiite spiritual id in early Islamic heritage, interpreting the complicated ancient and highbrow procedures that formed the feel of person and communal spiritual vocation. The publication finds the profound and continuously evolving connection among the non secular beliefs of the Shiite circulation and the sensible methods of group formation. writer Maria Massi Dakake lines the Quranic origins and early non secular connotations of the concept that of walayah and the function it performed in shaping the experience of communal cohesion between fans of the 1st Shiite Imam, Ali b. Abi Talib. Dakake argues that walayah pertains not just to the aura of the Shiite management and devotion to them, but in addition to unity and loyalty one of the individuals of the group itself. She additionally seems on the ways that doctrinal advancements mirrored and served the sensible wishes of the Shiite neighborhood, the institution of identifiable obstacles and minimal standards of communal club, the that means of women’s association and id with the Shiite circulation, and Shiite efforts to engender a extra normative and not more confrontational perspective towards the non-Shiite Muslim neighborhood.

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Power in the Portrayal: Representations of Jews and Muslims by Ross Brann

By Ross Brann

Strength within the Portrayal unveils a clean and very important standpoint on strength kin in 11th- and twelfth-century Muslim Spain as mirrored in old and literary texts of the interval. using the equipment of the recent ancient literary research in a variety of texts, Ross Brann unearths the paradoxical relatives among the Andalusi Muslim and Jewish elites in an period whilst lengthy classes of tolerance and recognize have been punctuated through outbreaks of anxiety and hostility.The tested Arabic texts show a fragmented belief of the Jew in eleventh-century al-Andalus. They depict possible contradictory figures at whose poles are an clever, expert, and noble Jew deserving of homage and a vile, silly, and fiendish enemy of God and Islam. for his or her half, the Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic texts show a deep-seated reluctance to painting Muslims in any mild in any respect. Brann cogently demonstrates that those representations of Jews and Muslims--each of that is taken with problems with sovereignty and the workout of power--reflect the transferring, fluctuating, and ambivalent kin among elite participants of 2 of the ethno-religious groups of al-Andalus.Brann's obtainable prose is enriched by means of his excellent translations; the unique texts also are incorporated. This booklet is the 1st to check the development of social which means in Andalusi Arabic, Judeo-Arabic, and Hebrew literary texts and old chronicles. the radical strategy illuminates nuances of recognize, disinterest, contempt, and hatred mirrored within the dating among Muslims and Jews in medieval Spain.

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The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought by Ibrahim Abu-Rabi'

By Ibrahim Abu-Rabi'

The Blackwell spouse to modern Islamic Thought displays the range of traits, voices, and reviews within the modern Muslim highbrow scene.

• demanding situations Western misconceptions in regards to the glossy Muslim international commonly and the Arab global specifically.
• includes 36 very important essays written by means of modern Muslim thinkers and students.
• Covers concerns corresponding to Islamic culture, modernity, globalization, feminism, the West, the united states, reform, and secularism.
• is helping readers to situate Islamic highbrow background within the context of Western highbrow traits.

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Islamophobia by Christopher Allen

By Christopher Allen

Regardless of various assets suggesting that Islamophobia is turning into either more and more known and societally applicable within the modern international, there continues to be an absence of textual assets that reflect on both the phenomenon itself, or its manifestations and results. there isn't any authoritative textual content that makes an attempt to appreciate or contextualise what can be obvious to be essentially the most risky prejudices within the modern weather. Chris Allen starts by way of methods of defining and knowing Islamophobia. He strains its historic evolution to the current day, contemplating the effect of contemporary occasions and their aftermath particularly within the wake of the occasions of September eleven, earlier than attempting to comprehend and understand a much broader notion of the phenomenon. a sequence of investigations thematically think of the position of the media, the modern positioning of Muslims in the course of the global, and no matter if Islamophobia may be noticeable to be a continuum of old anti-Muslimism or anti-Islamism, or no matter if Islamophobia is a wholly smooth notion. the difficulty of Islamophobia is taken into account from the viewpoint of the neighborhood, neighborhood, and international. The prevalence of Islamophobia, and the importance of the phenomenon and its effects, is one who warrants a better research on the earth this present day. This ebook is either academically and socially correct and valuable.

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