Islamic Finance: Why It Makes Sense (For You), Second Edition

  • 4h 19m
  • Daud Vicary Abdullah, Keon Chee
  • Marshall Cavendish
  • 2014

Islamic finance has been growing faster than conventional finance for most of the past decade. It has done this on a model of finance that rejects interest and promotes profit sharing. How is this possible? Yet the wealth potential of Islamic finance is far from being its most attractive feature. What is most compelling about Islamic finance are its ethical principles and strong corporate governance based on Shariah law.

This SECOND EDITION explains and updates how conventional financial products work — from mortgages and leases to trade finance and insurance — before delving into their Islamic versions and contains three new topics on microfinance, the ethical company and wealth succession.

About the Author

Daud Vicary Abdullah has been in the finance and consulting industry for more than 40 years, and has focused solely on Islamic finance since 2002. At Hong Leong Islamic Bank, he was instrumental in transforming an Islamic banking window into a full-fledged Islamic banking subsidiary. Today, he helms INCEIF (International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance), the global university for Islamic finance set up by Bank Negara (Central Bank of Malaysia) in December 2005. He is also a frequent speaker and commentator on matters relating to Islamic finance.

Keon Chee is a senior executive in Singapore where he oversees the wills, trusts and corporate services businesses in his firm. He has many years' experience in investment research, derivatives, financial training and insurance. He obtained an MBA from Columbia University and an LL.B (Hons) from the University of London, and enjoys using his broad background in helping clients with their estate planning needs. He is also co-author of the best-selling Make Your Money Work For You.

In this Book

  • Why Islamic Finance?
  • Understanding Islam and Muslims
  • Basic Islamic Finance Principles
  • An Overview of Islamic Finance Contracts
  • Building an Islamic Finance Framework
  • How Financial Markets Work
  • Saving and Spending
  • Financing (Based on Debt)
  • Financing (Based on Leasing)
  • Other Islamic Financing Methods
  • Insurance
  • Investing
  • Trade Financing
  • Microfinance
  • The Ethical Company
  • Planning for the Hereafter
  • Prospects: Ordinary or Extraordinary?
  • Glossary of Terms