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Abdel-Rahman Yousri Ahmad

Professor, Alexandria University, Egypt
Abdel-Rahman Yousri AhmedAbdel-Rahman Yousri Ahmed

Abdel-Rahman Yousri Ahmad, PhD in economics (1968) from St Andrews University, Scotland, is professor and exchair of the Department of Economics at Alexandria University. He is a former director general of the International Institute of Islamic Economics at the International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He is a member of the Economic Research Council and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Egypt, and is a deputy and visiting professor to many universities and institutes in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. Professor Yousri Ahmad is the author of nine textbooks and of 30 articles, most on Islamic economics and Islamic finance.

Articles by this Author

  • Islamic Modes of Finance and the Role of Sukuk
    by Abdel-Rahman Yousri Ahmad
    Broadly speaking, Islamic modes of finance can be divided into two types: either they provide direct finance as capital funds through partnership (musharaka and mudaraba), or they provide indirect finance through leasing (ijara) and sale contracts (murabaha, bai ajil, salam, and istisna). All modes are based on the principle of riba (interest) prohibition, and all seek to maintain Islamic business ethics (freedom and leniency of transactions,...

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