Debunking the stereotype

April 2007
Investment Dealers' Digest;4/30/2007, Vol. 73 Issue 17, p19
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the common misconceptions concerning Islamic finance. One analyst claims that Western countries think that Islamic countries finance terrorism. Another misconception is that Shariah-compliant products cannot provide returns similar to those of more conventional financial instruments. Other financial analysts emphasize that Shariah-compliant funds are part of socially responsible investing.


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