Interest in Islamic Economics: Understanding Riba

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Abdulkader S. Thomas
Psychology Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 146 pages
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With Islamic banking gradually becoming a more influential factor in the West, an analysis of the concept of riba - a definition of which is not given in the Qur'an - is long overdue. This text presents readers with various interpretations of this Islamic economic concept - generally perceived as 'interest'. 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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14 سميت عضة او بايت لأنه كما الحية لا تشعر بألمها عند العض ولكن بعد ان ينتشر السم
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Contents

Riba in Lisan Al Arab
10
The juridical meaning of riba
26
An overview of the Shariaa prohibition of riba
55
The modern debate over riba in Egypt
63
Why has Islam prohibited interest? Rationale behind
96
An attempt to understand the economic wisdom
112
What is riba?
125
Bibliography
139
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