22.12.2008 - Islamic finance rises on ruins of conventional banks amid turmoil
From Gulf-times.com: The Islamic finance industry, which refers to the banking activity conducted in accordance with the principles of Shariah (Islamic law), gained the limelight over the past two months during the global financial turmoil as one of the relatively safe havens for investments. Executives of Islamic banks and financial institutions have been arguing from the very beginning of the crisis that their businesses were relatively immune to the repercussions of the world financial turmoil because Islamic financial products were different from those inherent in the conventional banking system..... Full Article: Source