Islamic Finance and the Influence of Religion on the Law
Edited by: Rene Smits
This book contains papers from the International Law Association panel on "Islamic Finance and the Influence of Religion on the Law." First, the concept of Islamic finance is introduced to foster a better understanding of Shar'ia compliant financial products and service providers. The book's second contribution discusses the wider issue that Islamic finance raises, namely the application of religion-based law in multi-religious societies and in global transactions. The third contribution deals with the interface between law and religion, from the perspective of religion in the wider context of striving for peace and justice, focusing on the economic approach shared by the monotheistic faiths and its application in Jewish law and practice. Finally, the book covers Islamic finance and the financial crisis.
Publication Date: 3/1/2012