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The School of International Regional Studies is a research and educational centre seeking to revive international regional studies as an academic discipline in Russia. The department’s world-class professors train the next generation of regional studies specialists while developing an increasingly prestigious research school.
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The participants and the speaker were greeted by Head of the School of International Regional StudiesVera Vishnyakova. The meeting was moderated byElmira Imamkulieva. Allame Tabatab'i University is a new partner of HSE University and the department is looking forward to fruitful cooperation in joint research on economic, social and political issues. The representative of Allame Tabatab'i University also expressed her aspirations in developing cooperation with HSE University.
The speaker started his lecture from outlining the fundamentals of Islamic banking system, explaining how the faith is connected with the law and how the law (Shariah) influences on the economic activities of people. He specified 6 main principles of Islamic banking:
Ramezan Ali Marvi defined the Islamic Bank as a deposit-taking institution that facilitates contacts between savers and investors, and manages payment and clearing systems (EFTPOS, Cards, BRAT, etc.). Under these constraints, riba (interest, usury), gharar (excessive uncertainty) and haram (impermissible activities) are prohibited. The Islamic Bank prioritizes productivity and real economic activity rather than financial solvency.
Another important issue raised by Professor Ramezan was maysir (gambling), which refers to any activity involving betting whereby the winner will take the bets or the loser will lose his bet. However, the scenario under which the participants try their luck and do not lose anything if not winning is allowed.
At the end of his presentation, the speaker noted that Islamic banking system doesn’t exclude the market orientation. Instead, it sets out conditions for fair trade and competition supported by the law.
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