Present at the Resurrection: Islamic Finance and Islamic Law

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Haider Ala Hamoudi

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Date Written: 2011


This short paper summarizes an extremely stimulating plenary session, held at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Washington DC, dealing specifically with the topic of Islamic finance. The speakers were three renowned leaders in the field. Specifically, they were Kilian Balz, a partner at Amereller who has both practiced extensively in the field, and written about it while at the Harvard Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, Frank Vogel, coauthor of a leading book on Islamic finance and former director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program, and Mahmoud El Gamal, a prolific writer and fierce critic of the practice who also served as the appointed Islamic finance scholar in residence at the Department of the Treasury in 2004.

Keywords: Islamic finance, Islam, comparative law, Islamic economics

JEL Classification: K12, K20, K33

Suggested Citation

Hamoudi, Haider Ala, Present at the Resurrection: Islamic Finance and Islamic Law (2011). American University International Law Review, Vol. 26, p. 1107, 2011; U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN:

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