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Author El-Gamal, Mahmoud A., 1963-

Title Islamic finance : law, economics, and practice / Mahmoud A. El-Gamal.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  332.0917 E41I    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 221 pages ; 23 cm
Note Originally published: 2006.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Jurisprudence and arbitrage -- Two major prohibitions : Riba and Gharar -- Sale-based Islamic finance -- Derivative-like sales : salam, istisna', and 'urbun -- Leasing, securitization, and Sukuk -- Partnerships and equity investment -- Islamic financial institutions -- Governance and regulatory solutions in mutuality -- Beyond Shari'a arbitrage.
Summary "This book provides an overview of the practice of Islamic finance and the historical roots that define its modes of operation. The focus of the book is analytical and forward-looking. It shows that Islamic finance exists primarily today as a form of rent-seeking legal arbitrage. An alternative that emphasizes substance rather than form would serve religious and moral objectives better, through mutual and similar financial practices."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Banking law (Islamic law)
Business enterprises -- Finance -- Law and legislation -- Islamic countries.
Securities -- Islamic countries.
Finance -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Economics -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
ISBN 9780521741262 paperback
0521741262 paperback
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