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Guide to Islamic Banking

An overview of the fundamentals of Islamic Banking

About The Book


Guide to Islamic Banking, by Dr. Imran Usmani, is a comprehensive publication which enables the reader to understand what Islamic Banking is and how it works. The publication covers all Islamic Banking modes, methods, related Islamic Shariah concepts and includes a complete Glossary on Islamic Banking terminology.


This humble effort by Dr. Imran Usmani will surely help the students, practitioners, bankers, customers and anyone interested in Islamic Banking to have a better understanding on all the major areas under the umbrella of Islamic Banking.





Maktaba Ma'ariful Quran ( Quranic Studies Publishers )



SECOND (2015)



Guide to Islamic Banking


Chapter 1: Islamic Economic System Download
Chapter 2: Factors of Production in Islam Download
Chapter 3: The Objectives of the Distribution of Wealth in Islam Download
Chapter 4: Prohibition of Riba in Qur'an and Hadith Download
Chapter 5: Riba and its Types Download
Chapter 6: Islamic Contract Download
Chapter 7: Elements of a Valid Sale Download
Chapter 8: Sale Download
Chapter 9: Khiyars Download
Chapter 10: Musharakah Download
Chapter 11: Mudarabah Download
Chapter 12: Diminishing Musharakah Download
Chapter 13: Murabaha Download
Chapter 14: Salam Download
Chapter 15: Istisna' Download
Chapter 16: Istijrar Download
Chapter 17: Ijarah Download
Chapter 18: Ijarah Wa Iqtina Download
Chapter 19: Tawarruq Download
Chapter 20: Islamic Banking Framework Comparison with Conventional Banks Download
Chapter 21: Musharakah in Bank Deposits Download
Chapter 22: Project Financing Download
Chapter 23: Working Capital Financing Download
Chapter 24: Import Financing Download
Chapter 25: Export Financing Download
Chapter 26: Treasury Operations of Islamic Banks Download
Chapter 27: Securitization Download
Chapter 28: Islamic Investment Funds Download
Chapter 29: The Principle of Limited Liability Download
Chapter 30: Takaful: The Islamic Insurance Download
Chapter 31: Guarantees and Pledge Download
Chapter 32: Shariah Audit and Compliance for Islamic Financial Institutions Download
Chapter 33: Examining the Prudence of Islamic Banks: A Risk Management Perspective Download





Dr. Muhammad Imran Ashraf Usmani
Shariah Advisor & Group Head - PDSC


Dr. Muhammad Imran Usmani, son of Justice (Retd.) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, holds an LLB, M. Phil, and Ph. D. in Islamic Finance and graduated as a scholar with specialization (Takhassus) in Islamic Fiqh and fatwa from Jamia Darul-Uloom, Karachi.


Dr. Muhammad Imran Usmani, Shariah Advisor and Group Head of the Product Development & Shariah Compliance Department (PDSC) at Meezan Bank, is responsible for R&D and Product Development of Islamic banking products, advisory for Shariah-compliant banking and supervision of Shariah Audit & Compliance.


Dr. Imran Usmani has served as an advisor / member of Shariah Boards of several renowned institutions since 1997 which includes the State Bank of Pakistan, HSBC - Amanah Finance, UBS - Switzerland, Guidance Financial Group USA, Lloyds TSB Bank - UK, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JABIC), Credit Suisse Switzerland, RBS Global, Old Mutual Albarakah Equity & Balanced Funds South Africa, AIG Takaful, ACR Retakaful Malaysia, Capitas Group USA, Bank of London And Middle East Kuwait, BMI Bank Bahrain, Al Khaliji Bank Qatar, Sarasin Bank Switzerland, DCD group Dubai and other Mutual and Property funds, Takaful Companies and international Sukuk etc. He is also an Executive Committee Member of AAOIFI (Dubai) and Shariah Supervisory Board of International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) Bahrain and International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) Malaysia, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi and Center for Islamic Economics (CIE), Karachi.


Dr. Imran Usmani is the author of numerous publications related to Islamic finance and other Shariah-related subjects. He has presented papers in numerous national and international seminars and has delivered lectures at academic institutions including Harvard, LSE, LUMS and IBA. Dr. Usmani is also the head of Hira Foundation School, a project of Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi to provide a high standard education from Montessori level to University level combining conventional modern academics with Islamic teachings. He also serves as a lecturer of different subjects of Shariah and is amongst the administration board of Jamia Darul-Uloom, Karachi. He is a visiting faculty member at Karachi University and IBA. He has also been leading Friday khuthbah and prayer at a Jamia Mosque for 20 years.






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