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Islamic finance finds a rapidly growing niche in the secular world

The past few years haven't been the best of times for the international banking sector. Aberrant behaviour by certain banks - and the contagion that followed - are the abiding memories of the financial crisis.

Monday, 29 October, 2012, 12:57am

Mali's famous culture under threat as Islamists ban music

The pickup halted in Kidal, the far-flung Malian desert town that is home to members of the Grammy-winning band Tinariwen.

26 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

Cashing in on the Islamic-bonds train

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's plan to promote Hong Kong as an Islamic finance centre has been met with some scepticism and to attract the capital from Islamic institutions, adjustments to the legal, fiscal and taxation regimes are needed to ensure a level playing field between conventional and Islamic principles.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Saudis seek action over 'Arab chamber'

Envoy warns controversial trade group's existence threatens HK-Middle East ties

Saudi Arabia's consul general has called on the government to cancel the business registration of the Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Religious leaders fear conflict over sharia edicts

A government ruling upholding local edicts based on the Islamic legal code has alarmed some religious leaders, who say it could lead to conflict between Indonesia's religious groups.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Seven arrested in raid on sect of 'last prophet'

Indonesian police have arrested seven members of the Al-Qiyadah Al-Islamiyah, an Islamic sect led by Ahmad Moshaddeq, a man who claims to be the last prophet.

Sources said Moshaddeq, whose real name is Salam, was among those arrested, although the police have yet to confirm this.

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Top judge calls for sharia law to cover all Malaysians

Malaysia's top judge has sparked controversy by suggesting the nation's legal system be changed from English common law to Islamic sharia principles.

27 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Fatwa on mixed-sex education rejected

Muslim leaders and students have slammed a fatwa banning mixed-sex schools and universities issued by India's top Islamic seminary.

The Darul Uloom seminar announced the religious edict last week, stating that co-education is unlawful because it potentially gives rise to evil.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

a feast for the censors

1 Which queen commissioned a plaster fig leaf for Michelangelo's David?

2 In the Red Hot Chili Peppers' song Tell Me Baby, radio censors often use what word to finish the line 'Life can be a little ...'?

3 Which of his films did Stanley Kubrick request be withdrawn from circulation in Britain?

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Biblical law plan alarms bishops

While most of Muslim Indonesia is debating the encroachment of Koranic sharia law, a region in Papua is infuriating Christian authorities by planning to enforce laws based on the Bible.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am