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Major Players in the Muslim Business World

by Elnur Salihovic

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Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2015
Pages: 400
ISBN-10: 1627340521
ISBN-13: 9781627340526
Categories: Business Management & AdministrationBusiness & Economics


Major Players in the Muslim Business World is a comprehensive guide for businessmen, researchers, and students who aim to learn more about the contemporary Muslim business world. Included are facts about the leading countries, companies and business persons in this world, as well as a brief introduction of Islamic principles related to business. Current information about opportunities and leaders in relatively new industries, such as Islamic Finance, Halal and Takaful sectors is also presented. Instead of the partial overview usually provided in competing guides, Major Players in the Muslim Business World offers a complete analysis of the most important topics, including the largest Muslim economies today, Muslim countries with the higest GDP per capita, Muslim companies on the Forbes Global 2000 list and Fortune's Global 500 Companies list, and the Muslim world in contemporary geopolitics.

About the Author

Elnur Salihovic graduated from Gazi Husrevbey madrasa and Faculty of Islamic studies in Sarajevo. He obtained a Master's degree in State Management at University of Sarajevo and La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. Since 2007, Elnur has been working in Riyasat of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina as the Head of the Zakat Office. Before his current position, he worked as the manager in the export department in one of the biggest companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has written many articles and analyses related mainly to zakat, social security, and the realities of the Muslim World. Elnur has participated as a speaker and participant in a number of domestic and international seminars and conferences, including those in the USA, Indonesia, Turkey, Kuwait, Germany, Sweden, and others. He holds positions in various domestic and international organizations, such as deputy Secretary General of the World Zakat Forum, member of Supervisory Board of Fund Bosnjaci, member of Operational Unit of Trust Fund of the Islamic Development Bank for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and others. Currently, Elnur is finishing his Doctoral thesis on Faculty of Islamic Studies in Sarajevo. He lives in Sarajevo with his wife Almedina and children Nurudina, Abdurahman and Merjem.

"The efforts made by Elnur should be greatly appreciated. His attempts to collect information and analysis on the prominent companies and business figures that significantly affect economic development of OIC economies in particular and world economy in general, in addition to mapping the existing OIC countries in the global economic scenario, have allowed us to identify the strategic business sector that has brought these economies to competition at a global level and put them in the highly respected position."
-Dr. Irfan Syauqi Beik, Director of Centre for Islamic Business and Economic Studies of Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

"This is a very nice book explaining about the business principles in Islam, the development and the position of the businessmen and companies Muslims in the world, equipped with a variety of highly relevant data. This book also contains contemporary issues in today's Muslim business world. This book is very valuable and should be read by anyone in the business world."
-Ahmad Juwaini, Secretary General World Zakat Forum