Islamic Banking And Finance In South-east Asia: Its Development And Future
Its Development and Future
Venardos Angelo M
To truly understand the current interest in the development of Islamic banking and finance in South-East Asia, and how it is different from the conventional banking system, the author believes one must firstly understand the religious relationship originating from the Qur'an, and then trace the historical geographic and political developments of Islam over recent centuries. Only on this basis can the reader, without prejudice or cynicism, begin to appreciate the subject matter of Shari'ah Law and Islamic Jurisprudence that confronts the title of this book. With this platform established in the first part of the book, readers will begin to learn of the financial products and services offered, appreciate the challenges in their development, and ultimately recognize the significant opportunities that Islamic banking and finance can provide both Muslims and non-Muslims.