The development of Islamic banking and finance (IBF) previously centred around three regions of the world: the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. However, in recent years, this has expanded, as interest in IBF has gained momentum in Australia, the USA, and Europe, especially in the UK. Several Western market players have established their own Islamic window or subsidiaries to cater to the need of growing Muslim populations in these regions.
This book examines the recent developments in IBF, particularly in the context of Islamic social finance instruments, such as Islamic microfinance, halal education, takaful, mutual funds, and waqf. It covers the religiosity, spirituality, and tawhid index, which promotes social well-being and empowerment. The book is interdisciplinary, and theories, practice, and key issues are presented simultaneously, introducing new ideas and techniques to the IBF community. Moreover, the book examines topics such as innovation in Islamic social finance instruments, advanced techniques of risk mitigation in Islamic capital markets, marketing and the halal industry, and shari'ah-compliant instruments, which are critical to Islamic finance.
The book is an essential reference text for academics and research students at the master's and doctorate levels in IBF.
About the Author:
Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of Minhaj University, Lahore, and Associate Professor at the School of Economics and Finance, Minhaj University, Lahore, Pakistan.
M. Ishaq Bhatti is a Professor of Finance and Financial Econometrics and the Founding Director of the Islamic Banking and Finance Programme at Latrobe University, Australia.