Riba reconstructed

Akram, Sitara ORCID: 0000-0002-4038-6337 (2022) Riba reconstructed. PhD thesis, University of Leeds.



Supervisors: Sheikh, Mustapha
Publicly visible additional information: This thesis develops a theory of usury (Arabic 'riba') based on historically contextualised exegesis of the relevant verses of the Qur'an. The theory is applied across five scenarios covering modern forms of lending. The thesis sets out a hierarchy of priorities for Islamic banks. The research methodology is emergent and situated within the Islamic legal tradition, thus offering a model of dynamic ijtihad (legal reasoning).
Keywords: riba;usury;Qur'an;Islam;fiqh;Islamic law;exegesis;Hadith;Islamic jurisprudence;Shariah;debt;loans;exploitation;Islamic finance;Islamic banking; Fazlur Rahman;Gadamer;
Awarding institution: University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures (Leeds) > School of Languages Cultures and Societies (Leeds) > Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies (Leeds)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.871006
Depositing User: Dr Sitara Akram
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 14:26
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2023 10:55


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