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Sharing of Risks in Islamic Finance


  • Ahmet Sekreter

    (International Black Sea University)


For most of the people the prohibition on interest is the well known part of Islamic finance. Indeed, the concept of Islamic finance was not being discussed enough till financial crisis, after crisis it started to be seen as an alternative financial system for conventional finance. Sharing the risks is the main concept of Islamic finance and one of the main differences between conventional and Islamic finance. Depositors/savers do not bear any risk in conventional finance however Islamic finance has another solution which is called PLS (profit-loss sharing). Risks and profits between the parties involved in any financial transaction are shared by both financial institutions and depositors/savers with a pre-decided ratio.

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  • Ahmet Sekreter, 2011. "Sharing of Risks in Islamic Finance," IBSU Scientific Journal, International Black Sea University, vol. 5(2), pages 13-20.
  • Handle: RePEc:ibl:journl:v:5:y:2011:i:2:p:13-20

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    1. M. Kabir Hassan & Mervyn K. Lewis (ed.), 2007. "Handbook of Islamic Banking," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 3621, December.
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    Islamic Finance; Conventional Finance; PLS;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages


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