Islamic Banking and the Financial Crisis
12 pages (3000 words)
According to Mavrakis (2009, pp. 2 – 5), Islamic finance has emphasised on trying to remove completely any interest involved in financial transactions. The Quran, which is the Divine revelation presented to Prophet Mohammed, who is the Prophet of Islam, expressly forbids charging of interest, or riba, and Prophet Mohammad himself emphasised on this as mentioned in the Hadith, which is the other source of Islamic law, the Shariah.