Islamic Finance
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Islamic Finance

Principles and Practice, Third Edition

Hans Visser

In this extensively updated third edition, Hans Visser explores the ideas and concepts that drive and shape Islamic finance. This incisive book reviews the products, institutions and markets offered by Islamic finance in the modern marketplace, offering a critical discussion of the ways in which fiscal and monetary policy can be adapted to Islamic financial institutions. Visser offers new directions for economics and finance students, as well as students of Islamic finance and Islam studies more broadly.
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Chapter 4: Forms of Islamic finance

Hans Visser

Abstract

This chapter first discusses Islamic forms of finance that are based on profit sharing or profit-and-loss sharing (PLS), next the simple forms of finance other than profit or profit-and-loss sharing and finally more complex forms of finance. Much attention is paid to Islamic derivatives and the use of promises in structuring them. Another section discusses the requirements that Islamic contracts have to meet, which differ in several respects from conventional contracts.

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