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Islamic Finance

Leveraging Islamic Finance Promotes Growth and Prosperity of SMEs

Bertrand Badre | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Bertrand Badre

From the smallest, rural villages in Bangladesh to the large, bustling metropolitan centers of Cairo or Istanbul, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) ...

Breaking Down the Silos in the Islamic Economy

Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar | Posted 10.01.2016 | Business
Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar

Muslim or not, If you want to succeed in the global economy you must be involved in the Islamic economy. Islamic economies are among the fastest-developing markets in the world, with a 1.7 billion population growing at twice the rate of the global population.

The Hubris of the Islamic Label

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Labels such as, Islamic Republic, Islamic Finance, or Islamic State, are an exercise in hubris arrogantly suggesting that whatever takes place under such banners is sanctioned by Islam.

What Can We Learn From Islamic Finance?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

In over 70 countries, from financial centers in Malaysia to the Middle East, Islamic finance has been growing rapidly around the world.

Controversial Goldman Sachs Plan To Issue Islamic Bond Ignites Debate

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2012 | Religion

By Anjuli Davies LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A controversial plan by Goldman Sachs to issue an Islamic bond has ignited a wider debate...

Muslim Mortgages In Limbo After Shariah Compliant Bank Collapses

Posted 12.25.2011 | Religion

By Ron Csillag Religion News Service TORONTO (RNS) The collapse of a lender that offered Shariah-compliant mortgages has left Muslim homeowners in...

Imams Trained To Adapt Islamic Finance To U.S. Economy

Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Abdullah Nana, an imam at the Islamic Center of Mill Valley, Calif., just north of San Francisco, has...

Microequity: A New Model for Financing Microentrepreneurship

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bhagwan Chowdhry

There are a number of attractive features of microequity over microloans. It is time for academics and practitioners to fine-tune the theory and the practice and explore the promise of microequity.

The Current Economic Crisis - Is Islamic Finance a Solution?

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Parvez Ahmed

Islamic finance has a role to play in the world of finance. But to do so, it will have to engage in developing a more holistic vision that will resonate with all people of conscience, not just Muslims.

Faith in Finance

Ibrahim Warde | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ibrahim Warde

Overall, Islamic banking and finance is a booming global business and the U.S. needs to get on board if it desires to seek creative solutions to help our economy rise from ruin.