22.03.2013 - Egyptian controversy over proposed Islamic bonds law
The approval of a controversial draft law allowing the issuance of Islamic bonds, commonly known as sukuk, has rekindled debate in Egypt over whether it contradicts Islamic law. According to Egypt's state-run daily al-Ahram, the bill was approved Tuesday night by the Shura Council, the country's temporary legislature. Three months ago, the cabinet approved a law regulating sukuk dealings but it was rejected by the country's prestigious religious institution Al-Azhar over concerns that the new financial system might allow foreigners to own key state assets as well as suspicions about its fixed interests that are not allowed in Islam...............................................Full Article: Source
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