Title: Islamic Finance in a Nutshell: A Guide for Non-Specialists
Author: Brian Kettell
Pages: 360, Paperback
Price: US $ 27.95
Published: June 2010
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
If Islamic Banks Cannot Charge Interest, How Do They Make Money? Are these questions which come to your mind? It’s time to get your hands on Islamic Finance in a Nutshell. The author Brian Kettell begins with the rise of Islamic finance and is a useful guide to understand basic Arab terminology and provides fundamentals of Islamic Finance and how the Islamic Financial markets work.
In his other book Frequently Asked Questions in Islamic Finance, Brian Kettell answers some of the most frequently asked questions from his many years experience in working and teaching in Islamic Finance and Banking.
The author’s knowledge of the Qu’ran and Sharia’a Law, to new and old Islamic financial concepts, Islamic terms, and Islamic Financial instruments and services, is evident from the simple and reader-friendly approach in explaining what is otherwise difficult to comprehend.
Financial statement analysis, Sharia’a law, making money in the absence of interest and regulation are some of the topics covered in the book.
The book has an interesting crossword at the end with appendix 1 on- How Much Arabic do You Need to Know to Work in the Islamic Banking Industry? Appendix 2 features the Top 500 Islamic Financial Institutions.
About the Author:
Brian Kettell has a wealth of practical experience in the area of Islamic banking and finance. He is currently based in London and works as a specialist Trainer and Consultant in Islamic banking and finance.
He worked for several years as an Economic Advisor for the Central Bank of Bahrain where he had numerous Islamic banking responsibilities, and has taught courses on Islamic banking and finance at a range of financial institutions including the World Bank, National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia), Global Investment House (Kuwait), Noor Islamic Bank (UAE), the UK Treasury, the Central Bank of Iran, the Central Bank of Syria, the Securities Investment Institute, the Institute for Financial Services and Scotland Yard.
Brian’s vast academic expertise in Islamic finance is highlighted by his role as Joint Editor of the Islamic Finance Qualification Handbook and his past teaching work at a number of top universities worldwide including the London School of Economics, the City University of Hong Kong and London Metropolitan University Business School.
About the Wiley:
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