Njogu

IGLP Workshop participant and Harvard alum, Roseline Njogu, is excited to announce the publishing of her first book, Commercial Bank of God? Islamic Banking and Law & Religion in Kenya  by Lambert Academic Publishers.

In this title, she gives an introduction to Islamic banking, and discusses the legal maze the nascent practice [individuals] must navigate to thrive in Kenya (and East Africa). She also analyzes the dance between law and religion in a pluralistic society, and the change of beat that religion based banking introduces into that rhythm.

Abstract:

Commercial Bank of God? Islamic Banking and Law & Religion in Kenya introduces Islamic banking generally, a practice growing by leaps and bounds in East Africa. Besides explaining the nuances of Sharia compliant transactions, the book lays out the legal, social and religious context and framework that the (arguably) novel practice must navigate in order to flourish in the region. It explores the question of church (religion) and state relationship, in particular the place of Islamic law in Kenya. This is a good read for the law and business student and teacher, practitioner, banker, business person, and law and policy maker.