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Islamic Accounting Standards – bridging differences between accounting practices in Islamic and conventional finance

There has been much in the press recently about aspects of Shari’ah law being implemented in the UK and ahead of the UK Islamic Finance Investment Group Summit in London this week, I was reminded of the distance the West has to go in incorporating many Islamic principles.

This is certainly true in accounting. For some time, international accounting standards have been set by Anglo-American governing bodies, with little consideration given to the principles of Shari’ah or the economics of the Islamic states, in which interest payments and monetary speculation are prohibited.

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