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Halal is sufficient and haram is superfluous

One of the beauties of Islam is that it has prohibited only such things as are unnecessary and dispensable, while providing alternatives which are better and which give greater ease and comfort to human beings. This point has been explained ...

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The continued rise of Islamic finance in the UK

By Nigel Knowles, New Statesman At the ninth annual World Islamic Economic Forum in London on 29 October, David Cameron announced that he wants to see London standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Dubai and Kuala Lumpur as one of the great global centres ...

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Opinion: Industry standardisation can boost trade further

By Lidiana Rosli, Btimes MANAMA: Trade cooperation between Malaysia and Bahrain is expected to increase further through inter-country Islamic banking transactions if industry standardisation can be achieved. Data provided by the Economic Development Board of Bahrain (EDB) shows that as at ...

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Opinion: Islamic banks should be named ‘ethical banks’

Saudi Islamic banker criticizes Shariah-compliant banks for copying Western banks Islamic Shariah-compliant banks should be named ethical banks because their present name has monopolizing implications and banks are just a small part of the overall Islamic economy, a prominent Saudi ...

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