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Islamic Investment & Banking Briefing
Last Updated - 22 August 2005
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Duration 1 day
Available as an in-house course


The Islamic Investment and Banking markets, whether in Europe or in Middle Eastern countries, is one of the fastest growing areas in Financial Services. It is a very attractive niche market which needs a tailored approach and customised products and documetation.

This 1 day Briefing is designed to give a detailed understanding of Islamic Investment and Banking principles product types as well as the practical aspects of applying them.



Where does Islamic Banking and Investment fit into Islam?

The Sharia; the key to understanding Islamic Investment and Banking 

Islamic investment principles:-


            Haram activities




What are the principles of Islamic Banking ?

What are the Islamic Investment cleansing principles?

Asset management for Islamic banks

Characteristics of the key instruments used in Islamic banking and finance

What are the common Sharia principles underlying all Islamic financial instruments?

The key questions the Sharia Boards ask

The investment characteristics of an Islamic financial system:


            Risk sharing /profit sharing/loss sharing

            Time value of money islamically interpreted

            Prohibition of speculation

            Sanctity of contracts

            Sharia approved activities

 The role of the Sharia Board: the key questions the Sharia Boards ask

What are the problems with the Fatwas issued by Sharia Boards?

Is it halal or haram for Muslims to invest in the stock market?

Are companies with debt related activities excluded from Islamic investment portfolios?

Islamic funds: Equity market funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts

Islamic hedge funds

Islamic Rating systems & Indices

What is Islamic Securitisation?

What are the Sharia requirements for Securitisation?

Securitisation structures, Pass- throughs, Asset backed bonds, Pay- throughs

Sukuk basics and how sukuk differs from conventional bonds.

Alternative sukuk structures

 How do non-Islamic  Bank Capital and  Islamic banks and statements compare ?

What are the key characteristics of the liabilities of Islamic banks? 

What are the key characteristics of the assets of Islamic banks.

The Two Tier Mudaraba system. Unrestricted and Restricted Mudaraba

The difference between Tier Two Mudaraba and conventional bank lending

Characteristics,  Application & Term structure of Musharaka

Advantages of Ijara over bank borrowing

Ijara-operational leasing & Ijara-Wa Iktina- financial leasing

Istisna & Parallel Istisna and their applications.

Salam, its characterisitics and Parallel Salam.

What is the difference between Salam and Murabaha.