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Islamic finance has grown exponentially since 1963 and has reached more than 70 countries around the world with the asset size of about $2.5 trillion. The Islamic investment system today comprises of both asset-backed and asset-based offerings. There is an evidence of sustained demand for Islamic investment in the global market among both Muslim and non-Muslim investors with demand outstripping supply and management. This book is a timely guide to understanding the paradigm of Islamic investment and its application in the contemporary investment reality, and will be of particular interest to academia, industrialists, professionals, investors, investment managers, product designers, students, decision makers and policymakers globally in the field of investment.
About the Author
Mohd Ma'Sum Billah is Professor of Finance and Insurance at the Islamic Economics Institute, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. He is a member of various organizations and groups, including the working group of the Shari'ah Compliance functions, the AAIOFI Governance & Ethics Board (AGEB), AAIOFI, Bahrain and the Audit Committee, ACIG, Saudi Arabia alongside being an advisor to ICMIF, London. He is an author of 31 books and chapters in several books in the areas of Islamic and comparative finance, insurance, investment, capital markets, business, asset management and e-Commerce. He has also published more than 150 articles in Islamic and comparative finance, banking, capital markets, insurance, business and social finance and completed nine funded research projects successfully on different issues of Islamic and comparative finance and commerce funded by the Malaysian government and the Central Bank. He has presented more than 200 papers and lectures at conferences, summits, conventions, seminars, executive workshops and forums in the specialized issues of Islamic finance, insurance, capital market, investment, business, social finance and cryptocurrency.