Introduction to Business and Finance
MTCD’s Business and Finance section aims to re-envision how trust is conceived between Muslim communities, facing an erosion of trust post September 11, 2001, and non-Muslim communities in the fields of business and finance. It intends to answer various questions around the contribution of Islamic business to relations of trust and its role in the international field, the politics of trust, the Muslim community’s faith in the financial industry and ethics in a globalised world. Islamic capital is a major theme. MTCD wants to interrogate Islamic capital in a capacious way: The history of different strands of capital associated with many practices of Islam; the philosophical questions that underlie Islamic capital and are raised by it; the creation and management of capital through the development and exchange of products and services associated with religious injunctions as well as religious values; and the range of ethical issues engaged by Islamic capital.