Frequently Asked Questions in Islamic Finance

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In Frequently Asked Questions in Islamic Finance, industryexpert Brian Kettell answers some of the most frequently askedquestions from his many years experience in working and teaching inIslamic finance and banking. From knowledge of the Qu'ran andSharia'a Law, to new and old Islamic financial concepts, Islamicterms, and Islamic financial instruments and services, this bookcovers all the key areas that practitioners need to Islamicfinance. The book addresses individual questions such as“what is Takaful?”, and provide answers with a clearoverview of the product or service, and an example, or illustrationwhere appropriate, of how they work in practice. The book alsofeatures a question and answer section for readers to test andbuild their knowledge of the area.

Light, entertaining and varied in its approach, FrequentlyAsked Questions in Islamic Finance will prove popular forexperienced practioners and novices alike.

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Brian Kettell has a wealth of practical experience in the area of Islamic banking and finance. He worked for several years as an Economic Advisor for the Central Bank of where he had numerous Islamic banking responsibilities.
Subsequently, Brian taught courses on Islamic banking and finance at a range of financial institutions including the World Bank, National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia), Global Investment House (Kuwait), Noor Islamic Bank (UAE), the UK Treasury, the Central Bank of Iran, the Central Bank of Syria, the Securities Investment Institute, the Institute for Financial Services and Scotland Yard.
Brian's vast academic expertise in Islamic finance is highlighted by his role as Joint Editor of the Islamic Finance Qualification Handbook and his past teaching work at a number of top universities worldwide including the London School of Economics, the City University of Hong Kong, the American University of the Middle East in Kuwait and London Metropolitan University Business School.
Brian's impressive list of publications include over 100 articles in journals, business magazines and the financial press including Islamic Business and Finance, Islamic Banking and Finance, the Central Banking Journal, Euromoney, the Securities Journal and the International Currency Review. He has also published 6 books on Islamic banking and financial markets.
Brian is currently based in London and works as a specialist Trainer and Consultant in Islamic banking and finance. He can be contacted on
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John Wiley & Sons
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Oct 28, 2010
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Business & Economics / Islamic Banking & Finance
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Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance is a succinctguide to the key characteristics of Islamic banking highlightinghow these differ from conventional banking. This detailed bookillustrates how Islamic banking is consistent with the Sharia'a, akey element of which is the prohibition on collecting and payinginterest. This central religious precept appears to rule out mostaspects of modern finance but it does allow money to be used fortrading tangible assets and business, which can then generate aprofit. Brian Kettell's book looks at all aspects of Islamicbanking, including chapters on its creation and evolution throughto detailed discussions of the issues involved in the Sharia'acontracts of Murabaha, Mudaraba, Musharaka, Ijara, Istisna'a, andSalam. Islamic insurance (Takaful) is also covered. Finally thebook takes a look at Sharia'a law and Sharia'a boards, indicatingthe roles and responsibilities that come with membership.

Islamic banks have been operating in places such as Bahrain,Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Dubai for some time. Conventionalbankers have traditionally viewed the sector as a small, exoticniche but recent years have seen a dramatic surge in popularity. Anumber of Western investment banks have started working with Muslimclerics to create new ranges of financial products designed fordevout Muslims, a large and growing market. Although estimates ofthe size of the Islamic finance industry vary greatly, everyoneagrees that it is expanding rapidly and this is the perfect bookfor anyone looking to understand the industry.

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