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Islamic Finance in Europe

A Cross Analysis of 10 European Countries

  • Mohyedine Hajjar
  • Describes the state of actual Islamic finance in 10 European countries

  • Covers Islamic financial markets, financial instruments, insurance, banking, and governance in each specific region as well as the applicable EU laws

  • Joins together research from 15 different Islamic finance scholars across Europe


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Mohyedine Hajjar
    Pages 1-6
  3. Legal Framework of Islamic Finance in EU Legislation

  4. Status of Islamic Finance in Some European Countries 2019

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Mohyedine Hajjar
      Pages 109-148
    3. Uğurlu Soylu
      Pages 149-158
    4. Edana Richardson
      Pages 159-183
    5. Jihad Laarab
      Pages 235-255
    6. Mohyedine Hajjar, Fatih Habib
      Pages 257-269
    7. Germán Rodríguez-Moreno
      Pages 271-289
    8. Ibrahim Zeyyad Cekici
      Pages 291-316
    9. Dorsaf Matri
      Pages 317-331
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 333-338

About this book


Information about Islamic finance in European countries is usually provided by professional-style reports, offering practical data on implementation of standardized products. However, precise developments about material legal provisions applicable to contracts and their actual legal regime are not often detailed. In order to fill this gap, 15 researchers from across Europe contributed to this project. They describe the state of actual Islamic finance in 10 European countries, as well as applicable EU law. By combining legal analysis with statistical description of existing practices and social demand, this book provides an exhaustive account of the current potential of Islamic finance in Europe. 


EU legislation Islamic finance Islamic banks Islamic insurance European legislation Europe Islamic banking ṣukūk market banking sector Islam Islamic financial services

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohyedine Hajjar
    • 1
  1. 1.Pantheon-Sorbonne UniversityParisFrance

About the editors

Mohyedine Hajjar is an expert in Islamic finance specialized in training and consulting. His interventions focus on governance, ethical control, and the dual compatibility between Islamic finance operations and civil law. His research focuses on a comparative conceptualization of fundamental theories between civil law and Islamic law. He is currently teaching Islamic Law at Paris VIII University and Catholic Institute of Paris, France. He is also an associate researcher in Islamic Finance at CEFN at Paris I University (Panthéon-Sorbonne), France. He is an author of many articles on Islamic finance.  He published a book on Islamic mutual funds and has submitted two books on Islamic investment norms and foundations of Islamic law. He is also a translator and has submitted two translated books to be edited.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Islamic Finance in Europe
  • Book Subtitle A Cross Analysis of 10 European Countries
  • Editors Mohyedine Hajjar
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Islamic Banking, Finance, and Economics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Islamic Banking, Finance, and Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-04093-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-04094-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 338
  • Number of Illustrations 42 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Islamic Finance
    Financial Law/Fiscal Law
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