Islamic Commercial Law (II): An Overview
Some principles and rules
Shari’a commercial law is a complex system and covers numerous areas. Accordingly, only a selective and general overview can be given. This includes a look at some general principles, followed by an examination of some aspects that are characteristic of the regime, markedly different from those to which Western lawyers are accustomed, or both. In addition, it should be borne in mind that it is not possible to provide an account that is at the same time brief and wholly accurate. What follows, therefore, can be an approximation only.