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Opalesque Islamic Finance Intelligence - Ninth Issue

Welcome to the ninth issue of Opalesque Islamic Finance Intelligence (download the PDF version), it's a busy edition! We touch on equity screening in our editorial section, while the Featured Resource covers multimedia and interactive sources. The Featured Structure section has Nikan analyzing how successive parallel Murabahas can be used to construct a Profit Rate Swap.

Lex Islamicus hears from Hakimah Yaacob and Edib Smolo, both from the International Shari’ah Research Academy (ISRA), as they dissect the approach taken by Enlgish courts towards Islamic finance contracts. Furthermore, the Kulliyyah Korner hears from Ezry Fahmy, Jhordy Kashoogie and Asim Anwar Kamal who co-authored a study on the relationship between Shariah compliant structures and the Maqasid al-Shari'ah.

As part of our ongoing survey (The Islamic Window) Joy Abdullah delves into the perception of Islamic finance, particularly from outside of the industry. This is complemented in the Industry Snapshot by Deloitte's David Vicary who provides his views on the importance of education and financial literacy. Our Opinion Column shares the views of Nihad Awad from CAIR, on a topic that might not appear to be related to Islamic finance at the outset, although we argue the industry has an opportunity to contribute here in a positive way.

As always, we are keen to hear your comments & suggestions and remember that you can visit our online archive (see reference link) for access to our ever-growing databank of Opalesque Islamic Finance Briefing as well as all of the back issues of Opalesque Islamic Finance Intelligence.

Download the complete issue of Opalesque Islamic Finance Intelligence here.

Alternatively you can read each article separately in the OIFI Archive:
Editor’s Note: Equity Screening and the Golden Calf
Featured Resource: Islamic Finance Multimedia
Featured Structure: Shariah Compliant Profit Rate Swap
Lex Islamicus: It is not a murabaha contract; it is just an English law of contracts
Kulliyyah Korner: Debt versus Equity Financing in the Light of Maqasid al-Shari'ah
The Islamic Window: Industry Perception
Industry Snapshot: What Makes Sense?
Opinion Column: A Muslim Response to 'Draw Muhammad Day'

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