Islamic Banking, also referred to as Islamic Finance, is the overarching framework of Sharia, or Islamic law that guides the activities of Muslim corporations, banks, and other lending institutions as they raise capital. This frameworkalso describes the forms of investment that are permitted under this law. Islamic Banking stands apart from conventional banking in four key areas: a strict prohibition on charging and receivinginterest, adherence to ethical standards in investments, a focus on investments with moral or social values at their core, and a structure of shared risk. This course of Islamic banking starts with an overview of the fundamentals of Islamic Financial Intermediation, the basics of the analytical framework used to monitor and manage risks confronting Islamic financial institutions, including credit risk, liquidity risk, market risk, and operational risk.
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