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Faleel Jamaldeen, DBA, is the founder and editor of the Islamic Finance Expert website (ifinanceexpert.wordpress.com). He is an Assistant Professor at Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he teaches courses in conventional finance, Islamic finance, and accounting.
Table of Contents
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