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This indicates that the boastful claims of creating ‘distributive justice’ under the umbrella of Islamic banking are exaggerated. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The former gets interest while the latter is entitled to profit.

For example, the parties should be capable of entering into a contract; the contract must take place with free consent of the parties without any duress, fraud or misrepresentation, etc.

This criticism is not realistic, because it fijance not take into account the fact that, in proportion to the conventional banking, the Islamic banks and introdjction institutions are no more than a small drop in an ocean, and therefore, they cannot be supposed to revolutionise the islmic in a short period.

Belief in Divine Guidance The foremost belief around which all the Islamic concepts revolve is that the islamlc universe is created and controlled by One, the only One God. Please stay us informed like this.

Islam has termed interest as an unjust instrument of financing because it results in injustice either to the creditor or to the debtor. The financier in an interest-bearing loan cannot suffer loss while the financier in musharakah can suffer loss, if the isoamic venture fails to produce fruits.

As a result, even if the purchaser client of the Bank does not pay on time, the seller Bank cannot ask for a higher price, due to delay in settlement of dues.

In this way, the rate of interest is the main cause for imbalances in the system of distribution, which has a constant tendency in favor of the rich and against the interests of the poor.


For example, after the death of a person, all his heirs inherit his property which comes into their joint ownership as an automatic consequence of the death of that person. It is hoped that this brief discussion will open new horizons for the thinking of Muslim jurists and economists and will help them implementing a true Islamic economy. Financial leases and murabahah, as will be seen later in the relevant chapters, are not originally modes of financing.

Here the partners have no investment at all.

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Since this transaction cannot be completed unless the client assures the financier that he wishes to purchase a commodity, therefore, murabahah is not possible at all, unless the financier creates inventory. Although the principles of Shari’ah require banks and financial institutions to be structured on an interest-free basis, this does not mean that such institutions are charitable concerns.

Want to Read saving…. Haris Zuberi May 28, at 7: It is hoped that this brief discussion will open new horizons for the thinking of Muslim jurists and economists and will help them implementing a true Islamic economy.

Therefore, all the human activities must always be subject to these commands and must work within the limits prescribed by them.

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An Introduction to Islamic Finance

Email required Address never made public. Capital and Entrepreneur According to the capitalist theory, capital and entrepreneur are two separate factors of production. In this manner, financing is always backed by assets. Trivia About An Introduction t Insurance of the Assets 9. Financing on itnroduction basis of salam and istisna also creates real assets.

When a financier contributes money on the basis of these two instruments it is bound to be converted into the assets having intrinsic utility. If the enterprise earns enormous profits, all of it cannot be secured by the industrialist exclusively, but they will be shared by the common people as depositors in the bank. These commands are not restricted to some modes of worship financr so-called religious rituals. Thanks for fantastic info I used to be searching for this information for my mission.


A must have for those interested in the basic of Shariah principles. The more the profit of the business, the higher the return on capital. All these prohibitions combined together have a cumulative effect of maintaining balance, distributive justice and equality of opportunities.

It is thus evident that the sphere of work delegated to human ‘reason’ by its Creator is not unlimited. In the book author has successfully drawn attention that modes of financing are being used by the Islamic banks and financial institutions since last two decades, but all these instruments are introsuction the substitutes of interest in the strict sense.

Notify me of new posts via muvti. I have observed it very helpful because it is written in simple English. These commands are neither so exhaustive that straiten the human activities within a narrow circle, leaving no role for human intellect to play, nor are they so little or ambiguous that they leave every sphere of life at the mercy of human perception and desire.

It is one of the basic requirements for the validity of murabahah that the commodity is purchased by the financier which means that he assumes the risk of the commodity before selling it to the customer. Different Relations of the Parties 3.

An Introduction to Islamic Finance – Muhammad Taqi Uusmani, Muḥammad Taqī ʻUs̲mānī – Google Books

It is sometimes appreciated in a secular capitalist economy that a certain economic activity is not in the interest of the society, yet, it is allowed to be continued because it goes against the interest of some influential circles who dominate the legislature on the strength of their majority.

If this huge project brings enormous profits, only a small proportion i. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.