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Islamic finance

Islamic finance focuses on achieving fairness through the sharing of profit, loss and risk; for example, the charging of interest (riba) is prohibited. Access our selected resources on the sector, including eBooks, online articles and print publications.

Use our industry guide to find key background information, market research, import and export guidelines, statistics, legislation, trade bodies and trade publications.

The Business & Industry Guides series is produced by the Library & Information Service for ICAEW members and ACA students.

We can compile tailored key players reports, mailing lists, market reports, benchmarking reports and industry news. Our enquiry team can also research other industry-specific information, such as taxation, for you. Call us on +44 (0)20 7920 8620 or email library@icaew.com.

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Market research


Need to find the latest news on this industry sector? We can carry out industry news searches using a range of trade titles and general business sources through our databases. To discuss your requirements, please contact the enquiry team on +44 (0)20 7920 8620 or at library@icaew.com.

Industry press

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Online magazines

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Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB)

The IFSB issues global standards for the Islamic finance industry, as well as conducting research and coordinating new industry initiatives. It currently provides quarterly Islamic banking data for 22 countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. 

Prudential and Structural Islamic Financial Indicators (PSIFIs) available include: 

  • Capital adequacy
  • Asset quality
  • Earnings
  • Leverage
  • Liquidity
  • Sensitivity to risks
  • Value of Shariah-compliant financing by economic activity
  • Value of returns by major type of Shariah-compliant contract
  • Number of Islamic banks
  • Number of employees

Detailed financial statements are also available for seven countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.


Industry bodies

The websites of government, regulatory and trade bodies in this sector are a useful source of industry overviews, contacts and statistics.




Middle East


Trade journals and publications

Trade journals, B2B magazines and specialist consumer magazines are another useful source of news and statistics.


These online directories can be used to identify specialist Islamic finance firms, financial products and professionals. 

Articles and books in the ICAEW Library collection

The collection of the ICAEW Library & Information Service includes a range of articles and books on Islamic finance. Use the links below to see what we have available to request in our Library catalogue (Libcat). Please contact us if you would like to borrow a book or request a copy of an article.

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to borrowing books.

You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports through our document supply service.

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