Introductory literature on Islamic finance. Compiled by Atif Khan, Managing Director, Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance.


1. Shariah Standards for Accounting and Auditing for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI, Bahrain)

The latest industry standards

2. An Introduction to Islamic Finance: Theory and Practice

An excellent introduction to Islamic finance

3. An Introduction to Islamic Finance, Mufti Taqi Usmani

A straightforward primer on the topic

4. The Problem with Interest, Tariq El Dewany

Amusing historical context

5. Financial Transactions in Islamic Jurisprudence, Sheikh Wahba al-Zuhayli

A comprehensive study of rulings and their proofs

6. Reliance of the Traveller, Ahmed Ibn Naqib al Misri

An indispensable traditional legal reference

7. Meezan Bank Guide to Islamic Banking, Dr. Imran Ashraf Usmani

An overview of the major products and their practical applications

8. Compendium of Legal Opinions on the Operations of Islamic Banks, Sheikh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo

A compilation of common fatwas relating to Islamic banks

9. Anthology of Islamic Banking, Asma Siddiqi

A collection of essays by leading industry practitioners

10. The Historic Judgment on Interest, Mufti Taqi Usmani

A straightforward response to modernist appeals to legitimize Riba. An absolute must for a newcomer to the field

11. Islamic Law of Business Organization Partnerships, Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee

A detailed primer on partnerships

12. Islam and Economic Development, Muhammad Umer Chapra

13. Partnership and Profit-Sharing in Islam, Nejatullah Siddiqi

14. Our Socio-Economic Order, Mufti Taqi Usmani

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