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Economics: Islamic Banks: Indonesia
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Islamic banking is a key financial tenet of Islamic economies. This article examines the impact of Islamic banking and finance for women, focusing on Indonesia, the country with the world’s largest Muslim population. The core principle of Islamic banking lies in its compliance with sharīʿa (Islamic law) in economic transactions known as muʿāmalāt (“relations between hu…

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Minako Sakai, “Economics: Islamic Banks: Indonesia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002044>
First published online: 2016

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