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in accordance with Islamic law used to describe financial activities and investments that comply with Islamic law, which prohibits the charging of interest and involvement in any enterprise associated with activities or products forbidden by Islamic law

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Definitions of ’shariah-compliant’ and meaning of ’shariah-compliant’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’shariah-compliant’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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