November 16, 2008

Islamic Banks in the UK Grow Despite Crisis

By David Oakley, The Financial Times Launching a bank in the face of the worst financial crisis in almost 80 years does not appear to make […]
November 11, 2008

Western Interest in Islamic Banking

Quoted from Middle East online by Akram Belkaïd Suggesting Wall Street could learn from Islamic finance might surprise, or even irritate, some people. But the fact […]
November 8, 2008

Shariah Investors Not Immune From Global Equity Market Turbulence, Losing US$5.65 trillion in Third Quarter

Quoted from Business Intelligence, Middle East by Moussa Ahmad Shariah investors have not been immune from the global equity market sell-off, according to Standard & Poor’s, […]
November 6, 2008

Global Financial Crisis 2008: Opportunities for Islamic Finance

Quoted from Islamic Finance News What’s obvious now is that capitalism is no longer governed by democracy. Rather, it exploits democracy. Incoming US president Barrack Obama […]
November 4, 2008

Current Financial Crisis and Islamic Economics

Assalamualaikum, Dear Readers, An illuminating piece by Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi, a leading scholar of Islamic Economics. CURRENT FINANCIAL CRISIS AND ISLAMIC ECONOMICS mnsiddiqi@hotmail. com [31 October […]
October 30, 2008

Derivatives are Financial Weapon of Mass Destruction

Assalamualaikum, Dear Readers, “Derivatives are Financial Weapon of Mass Destruction” Warren Buffet. Click Here Generally, Shari’ah scholars have discussed almost all major areas of Islamic banking […]
October 27, 2008


This paper has been presented for Finance, Business and Economic Discussion Group of School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University. (Copyright 2008) For full article […]
October 25, 2008

Why short-selling is Haram

Quoted from the AME Info. Amid the financial crisis, the US stock market regulator SEC banned short selling on September 24, but it aims to […]
October 21, 2008

Is Islamic finance at tipping point?

Quoted from the Economist By Christopher Watts In January this year when the UAE’s Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) needed cash to construct a power […]

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