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Interest in Islamic Economics : Understanding Riba - Abdulkader Thomas

Interest in Islamic Economics

Understanding Riba

Hardcover Published: 13th December 2005
ISBN: 9780415342421
Number Of Pages: 146

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With Islamic banking gradually becoming a more influential factor in the West, an analysis of the concept of riba a " a definition of which is not given in the Qura (TM)an a " is long overdue. This text presents readers with various interpretations of this Islamic economic concept a " generally perceived as a interesta (TM). Thomas provides a framework for understanding riba by examining:

  • linguistics
  • classical judicial analysis
  • the historical context
  • modern economics.

Including contributions from prominent international scholars, the book fills a gap in the existing literature and will be welcomed by academics and professionals with an interest in Islamic studies, economics and legal history.

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'The volume is a useful reference for anyone wishing to understand the Koranic roots of the prohibition of interest, and of how this evolved in the four main schools of Islamic law.' - "Middle Eastern Studies" ""

Notes on contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
List of abbreviationsp. xii
Introduction to understanding ribap. 1
Riba in Lisan Al Arabp. 10
In the Shadow of Deuteronomy: approaches to interest and usury in Judaism and Christianityp. 13
The juridical meaning of ribap. 26
An overview of the Sharia'a prohibition of ribap. 55
The modern debate over riba in Egyptp. 69
Why has Islam prohibited interest? Rationale behind the prohibition of interestp. 96
An attempt to understand the economic wisdom (hikma) in the prohibition of ribap. 112
What is riba?p. 125
The challenges in Pakistanp. 135
Bibliographyp. 139
Indexp. 145
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ISBN: 9780415342421
ISBN-10: 0415342422
Series: Islamic Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 146
Published: 13th December 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1