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1. Introduction; 2. Jurisprudence and arbitrage; 3. Two major prohibitions: Riba and Gharar; 4. Sale-based Islamic finance; 5. Derivative-like sales: Salam, Istisma' and 'Urbun; 6. Leasing, securitization and Sukuk; 7. Partnerships and equity investment; 8. Islamic financial institutions; 9. Governance and regulatory solutions in mutuality; 10. Beyond Shari'a arbitrage; Conclusion.

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This book provides an overview of the practice of Islamic finance.

About the Author

Mahmoud A. El-Gamal is Professor of Economics and Statistics at Rice University, where he holds the endowed Chair in Islamic Economics, Finance, and Management. Prior to joining Rice in 1998, he had been Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and previously Assistant Professor of Economics at California Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester. Professor El-Gamal has also served in the Middle East Department of the International Monetary Fund (1995-96), and was the first Scholar in Residence on Islamic Finance at the US Department of the Treasury in 2004. He has published extensively in the areas of econometrics, finance, experimental economics, and Islamic law and finance.

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"This book is by far one of the best that has been published on the topic of Islamic finance and banking." - Choice

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