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Corporate & Commercial Law
Banking and Financial Services
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to inform the listener about the main principles of Sharia law. It attempts to demonstrate how these principles are relevant to finance transactions, and why an understanding of Sharia law is important for lawyers working in the finance sector. Further, the podcast aims to engage the listener in an analysis of the differences between Sharia law and other legal systems.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the principles that underpin Islamic law, the Islamic Sharia,;
  • Know the various sources of Sharia law;
  • Know how Sharia law differs from other legal systems;
  • Be aware of how Sharia law may affect financial transactions.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legal Principles
Sources and References:

This podcast, the first of two on this topic, details the background to Sharia law playing a greater role in international finance transactions. It considers the sources of Sharia law, and details how it differs from other legal systems. Further, the podcast introduces the key underpinning concepts of Sharia law and their application to finance transactions.

Podcast added: 28/05/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-07-25

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