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Debate on Islamic Finance by Riazat Butt

Guardian Unlimited looks at Islamic Finance with Junaid Bhatti from the Islamic Bank of Britain, Ed Balls Economic Secretary to HM Treasury, Tony Levene from the Guardian, and Sharia-sceptic Dr Mohammed Saleem.

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Guardian Unlimited Guardian News and Media Limited 2007

Shariah Law

What is Shariah Law?

Under Shariah Islamic law, making money from money, such as charging interest, is usury and therefore not permitted. Wealth should be generated only through legitimate trade and investment in assets. But investment in companies involved with alcohol, gambling, tobacco and pornography is strictly off limits.

Shariah Law and Islamic Finance

The overarching principle of Islamic finance is that all forms of interest are forbidden. The Islamic financial model works on the basis of risk sharing. The customer and the bank share the risk of any investment on agreed terms, and divide any profits between them.

The main categories within Islamic finance are: Ijara, Ijara-wa-iqtina, Mudaraba, Murabaha and Musharaka.

 

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Islamic Finance podcast

Mohammed Amin of Price Waterhouse Coopers, has recorded a pod cast on Islamic Finance; Mohamed gave a talk in London last year regarding its taxation (August 2006). To share this with readers, he has recorded the presentation in audio format.

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