Category Archives: Islamic Finance

Some rules for borrowing or lending in Islam

Often, an entrepreneur has to borrow money to start a business, or an investor is lending money to someone to start a business.  While there are whole books written on the topic of Islamic finance and the multiple financial instruments … Continue reading

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Islamic Microfinance Challenge 2010: Innovating Sustainable, Scalable, and Market-Driven Models

CGAP, Deutsche Bank, Islamic Development Bank, and Grameen-Jameel are pleased to announce Islamic Microfinance Challenge 2010: Innovating Sustainable, Scalable, and Market-Driven Models. The contest is a joint initiative to promote the innovative design of Shariah-compliant products for Islamic microfinance clients.We … Continue reading

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Why Sharia (Islamic) Finance?

What makes Islamic finance different from conventional finance? And what makes it better? Let’s look at 3 real-world examples and find out. This tutorial also introduces you to the 4 principles that guide Islamic finance transactions.

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Paris Seeks to Become Capital of Islamic Finance

by Tracy McNicoll French politics might live uneasily with Islam–battling over burkas, sparring over veils–but French economists are keen to make Islamic finance a crisis buster in Paris. Finance minister Christine Lagarde is trying to attract Islamic banking, which has … Continue reading

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