Presentation used by David Zahra during the lecture on Islamic Finance as part of the 12° Corso biennale in Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa held in the Vatican City on Saturday 12 January 2013.

The 12° Corso biennale in Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa is organised by the Fondazione Centesimus Annus – Pro Pontifice and the Pontificia Universita’ Lateranense and discusses themes particularly aimed at professionals and operators in the socio-economic world as an opportunity for personal and professional enrichment.

The lecture deals with the basic features of the Shari’a and Islamic finance and on what could the Western world learn from Islamic finance in re-inventing itself following the current crisis.

Finanza Islamica