A neglected feature of contemporary Muslim life, society and culture, banking and financial services compatible with Islamic law represents a global industry of growing importance. This lecture comprises an introduction to the history, sources, principles and practices of this industry. It distinguishes Islamic banking and finance law from its conventional counterpart by comparing, for example, conventional bank accounts with Islamic bank accounts, and conventional bonds with ‘Islamic bonds' (sukuk).
The Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations 210 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2DA (Room 2.3)
Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations