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Professor Warde on the moral and legal implications of Islamic commerce

26 May 2016

In a panel discussion at the Conservatives & Reformists Summit in Antalya 2016, Ibrahim Warde, a world-renowned scholar in the field of international finance, explained the centrality of commerce and ethics in Islam. His speech focused on the important moral and legal implications of Islamic finance.

He said:

Not only is the market process and private property quite central in Islam, but these must also be complemented by an ethical and a legal system.

Ibrahim Warde is Adjunct Professor of International Business at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is Carnegie scholar working on informal and underground finance in the Islamic world, and he has previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

You will find Prof Warde’s speech on Islamic ethics in commerce below. His full speech on Islamic finance is published at AECR’s YouTube channel.