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Islamic banking gets a toehold in Azerbaijan

Posted on 22 June 2011

In a sign that Islam’s role in Azerbaijan may be slowly evolving, the country’s largest and only state-owned bank, the International Bank of Azerbaijan, plans this autumn to open a specialized branch offering limited Islamic banking services.
A prohibition on charging interest for loans is the major distinction between Islamic and Western-style banking. Instead of interest, Islamic banks take a stake in businesses to which they loan money, and share both the profit and loss with the client……………………………………….Full Article: Source

 
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