Please see our range of Islamic finance resources.
Glossary of Islamic finance terms and contracts
See the glossary for explanations of key terms and contracts in Islamic finance, with alternate spellings where applicable.
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A-Z online glossary
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Islamic finance guides
Please see our Introductory guide to Islamic finance, full Islamic finance qualifications suite brochure (PDF 2MB) and advanced diploma brochure (PDF 3MB).
Introduction to Islamic finance
This audiocast gives a brief insight into the development of Islamic finance.
An opportunity to deposit
This audiocast focuses on three key prohibitions and the effect these have had on the development of Islamic banking practices, particularly in relation to deposit taking.
CIMA Islamic Finance YouTube channel
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Islamic finance reading material
Read suggested resources (PDF 102KB) from CIMA that assist students in learning and preparation for the CIMA advanced doploma in Islamic finance.
The future of finance
The tipping balance of the global economy and the search for new sources of liquidity are driving the growth of Islamic finance.
With the size and number of transactions in Muslim countries growing, and global deals done every day, International Institute of Islamic Finance’s CEO Dr Mohd Daud Bakar tells Jim Banks that it is only a matter of time before it becomes a prominent, global financial system. Read the full article (PDF 738KB).
Islamic finance could provide much-needed stability in the banking sector
David Testa, CEO of Islamic finance group Gatehouse Bank, explains to Nigel Ash the opportunities that Shari’ah law can offer to corporate finance and how it can help leaders cope in a recession. Read the full article (PDF 137KB).
Islamic finance is coining it - South Africa Sunday Times
Read the full article (PDF 131KB) by Dr Mohd Daud Bakar, which appeared in the South Africa Sunday Times on 17 January 2010.
Islamic finance on CIMAsphere
Join our thriving online community to discuss the latest issues in Islamic finance.