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Mar 24

Understanding Shari'a Finance: The Muslim Challenge to Western Economics

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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

The last twenty years have seen a distinctively Islamic financial system become a major player on the world economic stage.  The Islamic view that Islam must control all areas of life has led many Muslims to reject Western financial products and institutions, which they believe to be incompatible with shari`a law.  They have also generated a wide range of alternative economic tools, initially in the Muslim world but more recently in the West, and have developed an increasingly lucrative international market.  Join us as we examine the possible implications this alternative economic system could have for global finance and politics.

Patrick Sookhdeo earned a Ph.D. on the impact of Islam on the Christian minority in Pakistan from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies.  He has been awarded a D.D. from both the Western Seminary, Oregon, and from Nashtoah House, Wisconsin.  He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the George C. Marshall European Centre for Security Studies; Senior Visiting Fellow at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom; Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, Royal Military College of Science; and a Fellow of the Security Institute of the United Kingdom.  He is also International Director of The Barnabas Fund as well as a cultural adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Patrick Sookhdeo, Ph.D., D.D. F.Sy.I.
Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity

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