Ethica's Handbook of Islamic Finance

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I recently downloaded your Handbook of Islamic Finance and I have just begun to read it. I am so pleased that my eyes have had the chance to read some of the words within it.

I have for many decades been part of the Western finance system and over the years I have become more and more aware of the greed and corruption that exists within it. For many years I have thought of the damage this greed and corruption has done to the lives of millions of innocent people. Now I have started to educate myself on the fundamentals of Islamic finance and am quite excited to one day become part of the Islamic finance system that places the good of many above the greed and self interests of a few as Western finance has proven to do.

I firmly believe that if the Western banking system had been operating under the ethical guidelines of Islamic finance, then there would never have been a global financial crisis.

I am not a religious person, but I strongly believe in ethical outcomes, as my dear and now departed uncle Bert said to me not long before he died — "Whatever you do in life William — just do good, just do good." I believe I have now discovered a path that would have made my uncle Bert proud.

Once again, thank you for allowing me to read Ethica's Handbook.

William Lancaster
Melbourne, Australia

"Ethica's Handbook of Islamic Finance" is the industry's first practical, user guide for implementing change. An indispensable 700+ page desktop reference for practitioners and students alike, this book puts everything you need in one place.


  • We Believe: Ethica's manifesto.

  • Speech: Use this speech or the accompanying video at your conference, training session, bank, or university.

  • Petitions: Use these sample petitions to bring standardized Islamic finance into your community.

  • Articles: Use these articles to inform yourself and others about the basics of Islamic finance.

  • An Introduction to Islamic Finance by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani: An excellent introduction for someone new to Islamic finance; covering principles, products, and practices.

  • Meezan Bank's Guide to Islamic Banking by Dr. Imran Usmani: Use this section for a more detailed understanding of the industry's core products from one of its leading scholars.

  • Islamic Finance Contracts: Use these sample contracts to educate yourself and your bank about various Islamic finance instruments.

  • CIFE™ Study Notes: Use these study notes to help you prepare for Ethica's Certified Islamic Finance Executive™ (CIFE™) program.

  • Recommended Reading for Practitioners: Use this reading list to help develop your worldview on finance.

  • Recommended Reading for Entrepreneurs: Use this reading list to help you jump start your Islamic finance idea.

  • Islamic Finance Q&As: Use this database of 1,000+ scholar-approved answers to guide your commercial dealings.

  • Glossary of Commonly Used Terminology: Use this section to understand the industry's most commonly used terminology.


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