"In the aptly titled "Heaven's Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance," Harris Irfan weaves together personal anecdotes with explanations of some of the crucial aspects of the subject and its controversies...The banker deserves praise for a well-written book. The occasional personal stories and color are a welcome touch that enliven the subject...Conventional bankers will find it a superb introduction to a fascinating subject." "Los Angeles Times"
"His message ought to be recited by bankers of every creed." "Wall Street Journal"
"[Irfan's] book, "Heaven s Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance," gives a fine account of some the groundbreaking transactions that opened up the industry and made it more competitive with conventional banking..."Heaven s Bankers" provides a good introduction to the possible benefits of and the existing challenges faced by Islamic financing, and elucidates some of the more interesting stories behind its development." "Global Finance Magazine"
"A primer on Islamic finance and its vexed relation to the global economy. An intriguing look at the possibilities for modern financial instruments that aren t traditionally Western in design." "Publishers Weekly""
A superb introduction to a fascinating subject.
[Irfan's] message ought to be recited by bankers of every creed.
Irfan tells the story of high jinks and deceitful behaviour with great relish.
Irfan's book is nothing short of a national treasure...[it] should be required reading for all students.
Heaven's Bankers...will become a major primary source for historians and financiers in researching and understanding this fascinating area.