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Islamic Banking And Finance

Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Islamic Banking And Finance - Darul Ishaat UK

Islamic Banking And Finance - Darul Ishaat UK

Islamic Banking And Finance – What It Is and What It Could Be

This text has been designed for use by professionals new to the field of Islamic banking and finance, and by students at undergraduate level or above. It covers the historical, theological, commercial, legal, institutional and macro-economic factors affecting the modern world of Islamic banking and finance and is organised into four main sections: Islam and the Shari’ah, Traditional Contract Forms, Contemporary Practices, and A Response to Capitalism. Views both for and against the current direction of the Islamic banking and finance industry are presented and a number of reforms are suggested at the institutional and contractual levels. Traditional and contemporary interpretations of Islam are contrasted, along with differences of opinion among the various schools of thought, so that the reader can better understand current discourse among scholars of Shari`ah. In a section devoted entirely to the modern application of Islamic contract law, fourteen case studies provide a detailed analysis of the extent to which modern Islamic financial products adhere to the legal principles outlined elsewhere in the book. Particular attention has been paid to clarity of expression in order that complex concepts can be absorbed quickly. To aid the learning process, an extensive index and table of contents allows ease of reference, and suggestions for further advanced reading are provided at the end of each section. Self tests allow students to keep pace with their progress, and these also act as a guide on content for more experienced readers. An extensive Arabic glossary is provided, and key terms are transliterated in the main body of the text.

Contributions from Taris Ahmad, Tarek El Diwany, Ahmed Fazel, Haitham al-Haddad, Salman Hasan, Sufyan Gulam Ismail, Muhammad Amin Kholwadia, Faizal Manjoo, Nejatullah Siddiqi, Bashir Timol, and Shaharuddin Zainuddin.

Cover: Hardback
Author: Edited by Tarek El Diwany
Publisher: 1st Ethical
Pages: 502

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The Fiqh of Dawah – A Commentary of 40 Hadiths

Thursday, October 13th, 2011
The Fiqh of Dawah - A Commentary of 40 Hadiths

The Fiqh of Dawah - A Commentary of 40 Hadiths - Darul Ishaat UK

The Fiqh of Da‘wah attempts to explain this duty in a detailed and thorough way. It is based on a comprehensive collection of forty hadiths pertaining to the preaching methods of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) as well as his teachings regarding Da‘wah to Allah. The commentary then elaborates upon the hadiths, carefully outlining the virtue, principles, conditions, and etiquette of this lofty duty. Furthermore, the work documents a number of practical examples from the lives of the pious predecessors and from those more recent, showing how they were prepared to make Da‘wah even in the most inhospitable of circumstances. This work should prove an indispensable guide for anyone who wishes to seriously understand and practice this forgotten obligation in the twenty-first century.

There are few who will disagree that the duty of Da‘wah, or calling, to Islam has been severely neglected in our times when the need for it is more pronounced than ever. It is either not undertaken altogether, or if it is performed, then it is undertaken without the knowledge of the etiquette, preconditions, and general teachings that the sacred sources of Islam have provided for it. Therefore, the Da‘wah is many times bereft of the results and blessings that could be attained.

About the Author

Mufti Mohammed Sajaad was born and raised in Birmingham, UK. After obtaining a degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Leeds, he devoted his life to the study of the Islamic Sciences at Darul Uloom Karachi, Pakistan, and Darul Uloom, Bury, UK where he graduated as an Alim in 2003. Thereafter, he completed the Ifta at Darul Uloom, Blackburn

Subsequently, he attended the Markfield Institute of Higher Education in Leicester, where he studied for a Masters Degree in Islamic Finance. As part of his undergraduate studies in Arabic, Mufti Sajaad also attended Dar al Mustafa in the noble city of Tarim, a centre of knowledge in Hadramaut, Yemen. He has spent the past few years writing various articles on contemporary issues affecting Muslims, and working to disseminate knowledge within the community.

# Cover: Paperback
# Author: Mufti Muhammad Sajaad
# Publisher: As-Suffa Institute
# Pages: 249

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