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Islamic Banking and Finance in Indonesia: A Critical Analysis

The book ‘Islamic Banking and Finance in Indonesia: A Critical Analysis’ has four main sections that starts with providing the Indonesian economic landscape, followed by a considerably long account of various issues and concerns on Islamic banking and finance and its management and concludes with the serious issue of human capital development. The author discusses some issues related to Islamic banking and finance, for instance, legislation in Indonesian Islamic financial institutions, the Islamic banking industry, Zakat, Sukuk and others. Such an overview and analysis are presented in a very simple, educational and easy to understand approach. This book provides a wider perspective to readers about Islamic banking and financial institutions in Indonesia. The book also provides a unique learning experience based on real-life situations rather than pure academic presentation.

ISBN 978-6020-17851-8-8

Publisher: Pustaka Nusantara, Indonesia

Author: Muhammad Shodiq

Islamic Finance and the New Financial System: An Ethical Approach to Preventing Future Financial Crises

A new book titled ‘Islamic Finance and the New Financial System’ claims to have the answer. Global finance has learned many lessons from the financial crisis of 2008, but its future is still far from certain. Policymakers and economists know that, unless something changes, we may be on the path to another collapse — perhaps even more severe than the last. A new book titled ‘Islamic Finance and the New Financial System’ coming out this month explores the nature of the shift that must take place in global finance. The book argues that incorporating Islamic financial principles may be the key to stabilizing the global economy and preventing future disaster.

AUTHOR: Tariq Alrifai
PUBLISHER: Wiley
ISBN: 978-1-1189-9063-6

Financial Engineering in Islamic Finance The Way Forward: A Case For Shariah

PUBLISHER: Partridge Singapore

AUTHOR: Hussain Kureshi, Mohsin Hayat and Septia Irani Mukhsia

ISBN: 978-1-4828-2843-6.

LINK: www.islamicfinancenews.com/news/financial-engineering-islamic-finance-way-forward-case-shariah-compliant-derivatives

Foundations of Shariah Governance of Islamic Banks

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Karim Ginena and Azhar Hamid

PUBLISHER: Wiley

LINK: http://www.islamicfinancenews.com/news/practical-guide-robust-shariah-go...

Contracts and Deals in Islamic Finance

Contracts and Deals in Islamic Finance provides a clear breakdown of Islamic financial contracts and deal structures for beginners. The embedded requirements within selected Islamic financial contracts, such as risk weightage, capital structures, creations of cash flows, and balance sheets, are explained fully to provide a solid understanding of the backbone of the industry. Aimed primarily at beginners and those with a background in conventional banking, this book guides readers through the major contracts, how they're applied, and how to discern a contract's legitimacy. Case studies and interviews with bankers and global regulators provide real-life examples of contract application, and the author's own experiences provide deep insight into the everyday issues that arise. Ancillary instructor's materials include PowerPoint slides and lecture notes that facilitate use in the classroom.

AUTHOR: Hussein Kureshi, Mohsin Hayat
ISBN: 978-1-119-02056-1
PUBLISHER: Wiley

LINK: http://www.islamicfinancenews.com/news/risk-management-islamic-banks

Sukuk structures: Legal engineering under Dutch Law

Sukuk structures: Legal engineering under Dutch Law is about Sukuk, one of the most well-known Islamic finance products. Sukuk are Islamic securities. Sukuk securities are structured to comply with Islamic law and its investment principles, which prohibit the charging or paying of interest. As an answer to the need for a Shariah compliant alternative to conventional bonds, Sukuk entered the capital markets.

AUTHOR: Omar Salah
PUBLISHER: Eleven International Publishing

ISBN: 978‐94‐6236‐392‐2

Paperback 1st edition

LINK: http://www.islamicfinancenews.com/news/sukuk-structures-legal-engineering-under-dutch-law

The Eurekahedge Report: 2014 Key trends in Islamic hedge funds

With Muslims forming a quarter of the world’s population, global Islamic finance assets made of Islamic banking, Sukuk, Takaful and Islamic funds, are projected to breach the US$2 trillion mark by the end of 2015. In the 2014 Key Trends in Islamic Funds report (as at April 2014), Eurekahedge, the world's largest alternative investment funds research house, conducts a thorough analysis on the Shariah compliant funds sector. The report is geared towards investors looking for insights into Shariah compliant investment vehicles and for fund managers interested in raising capital for their Islamic funds.

LINK: http://www.islamicfinancenews.com/news/eurekahedge-report-key-trends-islamic-hedge-funds

Heaven's Banker: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance

"From the ashes of a global economic crisis fuelled by greed and profit, Islamic banking is redefining the potential of responsible finance. But is it really a transparent and self-regulating solution to ethical banking, or a fraud of gigantic proportions?

It's time to discover the truths, debunk the myths and reveal the facts about the trillion dollar industry that is revolutionizing the world.

AUTHOR: Harris Irfan

LINK: http://islamicfinancenews.com/news/heaven%E2%80%99s-bankers

Early Islamic and the Birth of Capitalism

"With a deft hand, Benedikt Koehler... demonstrates why explaining the origins of capitalism cannot be limited to examining Western ideas alone, it being the case the the regulated commercial risk-seeking prevalent at Islam's advent was just as critical as sources of intellectual precedent which eventually shaped thinking the world over. His work represents an opportunityfor bridge building that combats a legacy of misinformation and polarization inherent in comparative presentations of Islamic and Western economic systems and histories"
— Arshad A. Ahmed, Managing Director, Elixir Capital

AUTHOR: Benedikt Koehler
ISBN: 9780739188828

LINK: www.islamicfinancenews.com/news/market-economics-early-islam

The Islamic Finance Handbook: A practitioner's Guide to the Global Markets

The Islamic Finance Handbook: A Practitioner's Guide to the Global Markets is the definitive report for the Islamic finance industry. Written by the industry's leading practitioners, the book provides a country-by-country breakdown of the current state of the Islamic market, including league tables by region and by country. Relevant case studies are used throughout to illustrate the practical aspect of the information presented. Organized for easy navigation, each chapter features sub-sections that allow instant comparison between countries in a specific area of interest.

AUTHOR/EDITORS: REDmoney
PUBLISHER: Wiley
ISBN: 978-1-118-81441-3

LINK: www.islamicfinancenews.com/news/introduction-islamic-finance-handbook-practitioner%E2%80%99s-guide-global-markets

Islamic Finance: A Practical Guide, Second Edition

This new second edition features fully updated, insightful chapters by leading practitioners in Islamic financing and analyzes market trends, key developments and structures for Sukuk, syndications, funds, Takaful, project financing and Islamic liquidity management. New to the second edition are chapters on the regulation of Islamic finance and an overview of the Sukuk market.This unique title is essential reading whether you are already engaged in Islamic financing transactions or interested in understanding the Islamic finance market and the structures underpinning the world's fastest-growing finance sector.

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Rahail Ali, Hogan Lovells
PUBLISHER: Global Law and Business
ISBN: 9781905783984

LINK: www.islamicfinancenews.com/news/islamic-finance-syndicated-bank-markets

Islamic Asset Management: Forming the Future for Shariah Compliant Investment Strategies

AUTHOR: Sohail Jaffer, with 25 leading practitioners 

This book discusses the innovative approaches taken by banks, asset managers, Shariah scholars, service partners and distribution partners to provide Shariah compliant investment structures. Whether you are advising retail, high net worth, corporate or sovereign investors on equity investments, Sukuk, real estate investments, Takaful or alternative investment vehicles, it aims to provide a comprehensive, global examination of Islamic asset management issues.

The Stability of Islamic Finance: Creating a Resilient Financial Environment for a Secure Future

The validity of the current financial regime has been in question since the 2007 global financial crisis exposed its vulnerabilities that stem from high leveraging, a complex system of transactions and instruments, and a disconnect between the real and financial sector. The Stability of Islamic Finance: Creating a Resilient Financial Environment for a Secure Future (Wiley 2010) develops an analytical case for the inherent stability of an Islamic financial system, a system that is based on equity financing and risk sharing.

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Noureddine Krichene & Abbas Mirakhor
PUBLISHER: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd
ISBN: 978-0-470-82519-8

Globalization and Islamic Finance: Convergence, Prospects and Challenges

Globalization and Islamic Finance: Convergence, Prospects and Challenges offers an analysis of globalization and Islamic finance. This book discusses the growth and spread of Islamic finance within the umbrella of globalization. It provides a view of Islamic finance, not only from the perspective of how Islamic finance fits within globalization in general, but globalization of finance in particular.

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor
PUBLISHER: Wiley Finance (John Wiley and Sons Ltd)
ISBN: 978-0-470-82349-1

Takaful Islamic Insurance: Concepts and Regulatory Issues

Authors Rifaat, Archer and Volker bring an international perspective to the growing Islamic Insurance industry. Drawing on contributions from leading experts around the world, they present a comprehensive view of the very issues governing the Takaful industry and its future direction. As top financial institutes around the world seem to enter the lucrative Takaful markets, this timely book offers crucial background information and advice, invaluable for any serious player in the market.

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Simon Archer, Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim, Volker Nienhaus
PUBLISHER: John Wiley & Sons (Asia)
ISBN: 978-0-470-82352-1

The Chancellor Guide to the Legal & Shari'a Aspects of Islamic Finance

The Chancellor Guide to the Legal & Shari'a Aspects of Islamic Finance is the first professional reference text to focus specifically on the legal dimensions of Islamic Finance. The Guide brings together 19 Islamic finance legal practitioners and advisors, with each contributor drawing on years of hands-on experience in Islamic finance product development and advice to leading financial institutions, to provide a real-world and contemporary assessment of the key legal issues in Islamic Finance.

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Humayon A Dar & Umar F Moghul
PUBLISHER: Chancellor Publications
ISBN: 978-1-899217-09-0

An Islamic Microfinance Enterprise

This research is vital to be documented as one of the grounding research works done without any financial support or grant. This is viewed with the objective of assisting the relevant authorities to view the Brunei communities in terms of developing small and medium enterprises. This study can provide a few good directions for policy makers in their attempts to reduce the poverty problem.and it is hoped that this research will encourage the relevant governmental and private institutions that concern with poverty alleviation to take appropriate steps to introduce programs to resolve this problem.

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Dr. Saad Al-Harran, Alfred Yong Foh Sen & Sri Anne Haji Masri 
PUBLISHER: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 978-1-4363-4525-5

An Introduction to Islamic Finance: Theory & Practice

An authoritative overview of the key religious principles and their impact on Islamic finance. Iqbal and Mirakhor point out some advantages of this system over conventional debt and interest-based finance. The book gives a unique insider’s view of how the principles of Islam can produce a viable and stable economic system. In doing so, it highlights and questions inequities that have become embedded in conventional financial systems. 

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Zamir Iqbal and Abbas Mirakhor
PUBLISHER: John Wiley & Sons (Asia)
ISBN: 13:978-0470-82188-6

Islamic Banking & Finance in SE Asia

With 2 editions published to date, readers will learn about the financial products and services available in Islamic banking, understand the challenges in their development, and ultimately recognize the significant opportunities that Islamic banking and finance can offer both Muslims and non-Muslims.

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Angelo M Venardos
PUBLISHER: World Scientific Publishing
ISBN: 981-256-888-3 (pbk) 
Published on October 2006

Islamic Economics: A Short History

The study covers Muslim economic thought from the emergence of Islam, long before economics became a separate discipline with distinctive analytical tools. Detailed consideration is given to Islamic economic thought during the dynasties of the Umayyads and the Abbasids, periods of administrative and economic reform, as well as of much later developments under the Ottomans, Safawids and Moghuls. 

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Ahmed El-Ashker and Rodney Wilson
PUBLISHER: Brill Academic Publishers

A GUIDE TO THE SHARIA'A CONTRACTS

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Brian Kettell

SUKUK: A NEW ISLAMIC ASSET CLASS

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Brian Kettell

SUKUK: CASE STUDIES

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Brian Kettell

ISLAMIC INSURANCE: A MODERN APPROACH TO ISLAMIC BANKING

By Aly Khorshid 

Some Muslims believe insurance is unnecessary, as society should help victims. Aly Khorshid demonstrates how initial clerical apprehensions were overcome to create pioneering Muslim-friendly banking systems, and applies the lessons learnt to a workable insurance framework by which Muslims can compete with non-Muslims in business and have cover in daily life. The book uses relevant Quranic and Sunnah extracts, and the arguments of pro- and anti-insurance jurists to arrive at its conclusion that Muslims can enjoy the peace of mind and equity of an Islamic insurance scheme.

Publication date: February 2004 

CRITICAL ISSUES ON ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCIAL MARKETS

This book examines the principles and practices of Islamic banking and financial markets, particularly from the Malaysian experience. The principles of risk-taking (ghorm) and work (kasb) are paramount in determining Shariah legitimacy of profits derived from transactions in Islamic financial institutions. Risk and work both constitute the essence of trading and commerce (al-bay) the Quran has propagated over usury (riba). Based on these principles, the book examines current Islamic financial products with a critical outlook. It consists of 11 sections, each containing short articles on Islamic financial markets. 

INVESTING IN ISLAMIC FUNDS A PRACTITIONER'S PERSPECTIVE

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Noripah Kamso
PUBLISHER: Wiley
ISBN: 9781118638927

ISLAMIC FINANCE: WHY IT MAKES SENSE (FOR YOU)

AUTHOR/EDITORS: Daud Vicary and Keon Chee
PUBLISHER: Marshall Cavendish Business

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: AN ISLAMIC PARADIGM

This is a compilation of nine articles discussing relevant and current issues pertaining to Islamic governance as practised around the world. The articles aim to provide contrasting views and innovative procedures on Islamic governance. The book also serves as a good comparative source for students and practitioners. 

AUTHOR/EDITORS: VASEEHAR HASSAN, BALA SHANMUGAM, VIGNESEN PERUMAL 
PUBLISHER: UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA PRESS 
ISBN: 983-3455-30-1

ISLAMIC BANKING: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

Researchers will find this tome useful, especially the chapters that provide current data on Islamic banking, which is difficult to obtain. The book also provides an opportunity for readers to not only comprehend Islamic banking but also to understand its beginnings and progress in 12 countries.

AUTHOR/EDITORS: BALA SHANMUGAM, VIGNESEN PERUMAL, ALFIEYA HANUUM RIDZWA 
PUBLISHER: UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA PRESS
ISBN: 983-2871-68-9

ISSUES IN ISLAMIC ACCOUNTING

Issues in Islamic Accounting covers the various issues and perceptions of Islamic accounting from various parts of the world. Designed primarily as a source of reference, this book will be useful to researchers of the subject. It contains a total of 12 articles discussing relevant and current issues. 

AUTHOR/EDITORS: BALA SHANMUGAM, VIGNESEN PERUMAL, ALFIEYA HANUUM RIDZWA
PUBLISHER: UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA PRESS
ISBN: 983-3455-07-7

ISLAMIC RETAIL BANKING AND FINANCE: GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

AUTHOR: Sohail Jaffer 

This book brings together into one volume the views and experiences of the individuals and institutions that have broke new ground in promoting, marketing and establishing Islamic retail products. It describes the changing role and market for Islamic retail finance across the globe, the development and marketing of Islamic home finance, insurance and wealth management products, as well as discrete legal and regulatory issues facing Islamic banks. Includes a complete glossary of Islamic financial terms. 

Published June 2005

MALAYSIAN SUKUK MARKET HANDBOOK: YOUR GUIDE TO THE MALAYSIAN ISLAMIC CAPITAL MARKET

PUBLISHER: RAM Rating Services
ISBN: 9789834425500

ISLAMIC BONDS: YOUR GUIDE TO STRUCTURING, ISSUING AND INVESTING IN SUKUK

AUTHOR:  Nathif J Adam and Abdulkader Thomas

The full potential of the Sukuk range of securities is far from realized. This detailed guide will enhance your understanding of the nature of Sukuk, and the development of the sovereign and corporate Sukuk market. Find out how to structure Sukuk transactions, including eligible assets, investment vehicles, undertakings and credit enhancement. 

Published 2004

ISLAMIC FINANCE: INNOVATION AND GROWTH

Edited by Profs Simon Archer and Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim and 15 industry practitioners

An examination of Islamic finance, its role in the global financial system, the legal and accounting framework and the specific practicalities of structuring successful financing in accordance with Shariah law. It focuses on Islamic finance and Shariah-compliant structures in retail and private banking, trade and commodity finance, project finance, leasing and property finance, corporate finance, and risk management. 
Published in association with AAOIFI

INTEREST IN ISLAMIC ECONOMICS: UNDERSTANDING RIBA

By Abdulkader Thomas 

Featuring contributions from prominent international scholars, the book presents readers with various interpretations of the Islamic economic concept of riba. Academics and professionals with an interest in Islamic studies, economics and legal history should find it helpful.

Publication date: November 2005

MONEY IN ISLAM: A STUDY IN ISLAMIC POLITICAL ECONOMY

By Masudul Alam Choudhury 

This volume takes a unique and challenging look at how money has operated in Islamic society and the impact of Islamic theoretical frameworks on perceptions of money. The author draws upon historical, data and policy analysis to present a comparative study of monetary theories, including recent treatment of money by Islamic economists. Discussion also covers the nature of joint venture, stock markets, banks and financial intermediaries, price stability and international trade. This work sheds light on this area, and will be of interest to academics, graduates and researchers internationally.

Publication date: November 1997

ISLAMIC ECONOMICS AND FINANCE: A GLOSSARY

By Muhammad Akram Khan 

Islamic economics and finance have increased in importance over the last few decades, with new Islamic financial institutions opening up and several important books published on the topic. This glossary, fully updated and revised for the new edition, uses easy-to-understand language to introduce terms used by Muslim scholars, historians and legal experts. It covers the Islamic side of such terms as taxation, banking, insurance, accounting and auditing. The book's unassuming yet comprehensive nature will appeal to economists, bankers and accountants as well as students and researchers with an interest in economics and finance.

Publication date: July 2003 (2nd Ed) 

THE ISLAMIC WORLD SYSTEM: A STUDY IN POLICY MARKET INTERACTION

By Masudul Alam Choudhury 

This book presents an alternative vision of globalization and explores the epistemology, derived from the Quran and the prophetic guidance of Sunnah, that underpins the systemic unity at the heart of the Islamic concept of world system. Choudhury's investigation reveals the ethical foundations that influence the development of law, markets and social contract in Islamic societies. He then applies his methodology to issues and problems such as property rights, money, political economy, technology diffusion, microenterprise development and asset evaluation.

Publication date: May 2003

MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC ECONOMIC THOUGHT: FILLING THE GAP IN EUROPEAN ECONOMICS

By S M Ghazanfar 

This book is a collection of papers on the origins of economic thought discovered in the writings of some prominent Islamic scholars, during the five centuries prior to the Latin Scholastics, who included St Thomas Aquinas. Joseph Schumpeter labeled this period as representing the “great gap” in economic history. Unfortunately, this “gap” is well embedded in most relevant literature. However, during this period the Islamic civilization was one of the most fertile grounds for intellectual developments in various disciplines, including economics, and this book attempts to fill that blind spot in the history of economic thought.

Publication date: May 2003