Recent Scholarship: Fadel on Islamic Financial Ethics

Mohammad Fadel, Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, wrote a chapter in Islam and Applied Ethics (Hamad bin Khalifa University Press, 2017) exploring the ethical principles that inform Islamic law in connection with finance:

“Ethics and Finance: An Islamic Perspective in the Light of the Purposes of Islamic Sharia”

The chapter was originally presented at a workshop at the Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar, in June 2014. The workshop was convened in part to elicit Islamic responses to the financial crisis and to explore the extent to which the contemporary practice of Islamic finance is sufficiently reflective of Islamic ethical values and sufficiently distinct from conventional finance to insulate it from the risks that conventional finance poses.

Read the chapter (open access) here.