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Contemporary Islamic Finance

Contemporary Islamic Finance Innovations, Applications and Best Practices

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118180907
  • Published In: January 2013
  • Format: Hardback , 388 pages
  • Jurisdiction: International ? Disclaimer:
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    A comprehensive look at the innovations, applications, and best practices of Islamic finance

    Islamic-compliant finance is transacted in every major world financial center, and the need for information on the topic in light of its global reach has grown exponentially. As an expert in this field, author Karen Hunt-Ahmed understands the intricacies of this area of the capital markets. Now, along with the help of a number of experienced contributors, she skillfully addresses Islamic finance from the perspective of practitioners, examining issues in wealth management, contract law, private equity, asset management, and much more.

    Engaging and accessible, Contemporary Islamic Finance skillfully explains the practices and innovations of Islamic finance in everything from banking and real estate to private equity, asset management, and many other areas. It is intended to be the go-to resource for both Muslims as well as non-Muslims with an interest in the subject. Divided into three comprehensive parts, it will put you in a better position to understand, and excel at, this important endeavor.

    • Introduces you to the history, legal structures, and basic financial contracts in the industry
    • Highlights the various issues facing contemporary Islamic finance practitioners, and details their significance in the contemporary financial and cultural environment
    • Includes case studies of United States-based transactions and related challenges and successes

    Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, this detailed analysis of Contemporary Islamic Finance will help you gain a firm understanding of how effective this proven approach can be.

  • Acknowledgments

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Islamic Finance in the World Economy
    Karen Hunt-Ahmed, PhD

    Part I: The Contemporary Islamic Finance Landscape

    Chapter 2: Contemporary Islamic Economic Thought
    Mohammad Omar Farooq

    Chapter 3: The Legal Framework of Islamic Finance
    Cynthia Shawamreh

    Chapter 4: Globalization and Islamic Finance Flows and Consciousness
    Karen Hunt-Ahmed, PhD

    Chapter 5: Islamic Science and the Critique of Neoclassical Economic Theory
    Waleed El-Ansary

    Chapter 6: Juristic Disagreement The Collective Fatw? Against Islamic Banking in Pakistan
    Shoaib A. Ghias

    Chapter 7: Managing Liquidity Risk in Islamic Finance
    Dr. Mohammed Bashir

    Chapter 8: Elements of Islamic Wealth Management
    Paul Wouters

    Chapter 9: Suk?k and the Islamic Capital Markets

    An Introduction
    Michael J.T. McMillen*

    Chapter 10: Shari?a Compliant Mutual Funds
    Monem Salam

    Chapter 11: The Evolution of Shariah Compliant Indexes and Why They Outperform Conventional Indexes Over the Long Term
    By Tariq Al-Rifai

    Chapter 12: Takaful
    Farrukh Siddiqui

    Chapter 13: Islamic Human Resources Practices
    William Martin

    Chapter 14: An Integrated Islamic Poverty Alleviation Model
    Ali Ashraf, M. Kabir Hassan

    Chapter 15: How Does an Islamic Microfinance Model Play the Key Role in Poverty Alleviation?

    The European Perspective
    Sabur Mollah, PhD and MD. Hamid Uddin, PhD

    Part II: Case Studies

    Chapter 16: Islamic Finance in an Almost Post-Crisis and Post-Revolutionary World

    As in Politics, all Islamic Finance is Local
    Mark Smyth

    Chapter 17: Stepping Forward, Backward, or Just Standing Still?

    A Case Study in Shifting Islamic Financial Structures Offshore
    Umar F. Moghul

    Chapter 18: Islamic Mortgages
    By David Loundy

    Chapter 19: Sharia Quality Rating
    Nasir Ali Merchant

    Chapter 20: Islamic Mutual Funds Performance in Saudi Arabia
    Hesham Merdad and M. Kabir Hassan

    Chapter 21: Shari?ah-Compliant Investment in the United States
    John L. Opar

    Chapter 22: Risk Management in Islamic Finance

    A Shariah Analysis of Derivatives Instruments
    Dr. Mohammed Bashir

    Chapter 23: Islamic Microfinance
    Blake Goud

    About the Editor

    Index

  • Dr. KAREN HUNT-AHMED is a lecturer at DePaul University. She is currently teaching Islamic finance, microfinance, management, and business ethics. Dr. Hunt-Ahmed is also a Faculty Fellow of DePaul's Egan Urban Center as well as the president of the Chicago Islamic Microfinance Project, a not-for-profit economic development organization that provides Shari'ah-compliant microcredit to entrepreneurs in Chicago. Her research interests include culture and identity, financial empowerment, Islamic finance, microfinance, and the socialization of economic behavior. Dr. Hunt-Ahmed has worked in the banking sector in Chicago and in private equity in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She received her BA and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and her PhD from the University of Chicago. Dr. Hunt-Ahmed lives in Wilmette, Illinois, and enjoys karate. She lived in Dubai for many years and has traveled extensively in the Middle East, Pakistan, Africa, and Europe.

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