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Islamic Finance

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.