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    (Original post by hannah_dru)
    At least it has facilities. I live in a real dump right now.


    Aston will be fiine. I don't think it's gonna turn completely Muslim if that's what you mean.
    I meant the surrounding area.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    it's basic supply and demand.

    Since more institutions are offering Islamic finance services, there is more demand in the financial services for this.

    lol supply and demand fail :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by .ACS.)
    Is it really going to make any sort of impact? While it may be of interest from an academic point of view, I see little point in actually studying it at university as an undergraduate. (Possibly offer it as an MSc, seeing as it is quite specialised and narrows your options from say a general BSc Finance course.)
    Well the university might be trying to attract more international students from the Middle East. Such a course will appeal to them more as they can use it back in their home countries.
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    (Original post by H.JJJ)
    1) halal food is present because there are a number of Muslim students at Aston. When you're running a business, you want to target as many people as possible. Since halal food won't make a difference (as far as I am aware anyway)to non-Muslims, but does to Muslims, you may as well have it during food production to gain the potential of extra customers.

    2) Its also catered to a number or other religions. As are other universities.

    3) A Muslim course? A university subject cannot be a religion. Is there a Christian course or a Hindu course? The course contains an aspect of the Islamic religion which teaches Islamic finance. Otherwise it would just be any other financial course.
    This!
    OP you got told!!!!!
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    (Original post by .ACS.)
    Is it really going to make any sort of impact? While it may be of interest from an academic point of view, I see little point in actually studying it at university as an undergraduate. (Possibly offer it as an MSc, seeing as it is quite specialised and narrows your options from say a general BSc Finance course.)

    Yeah this would be a better idea but we don't know the full details of the curse yet. Im interested in doing a Msc Islamic Banking but as far as i know Bangor University and Lancaster are the only ones.
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    (Original post by harryi)
    Yeah this would be a better idea but we don't know the full details of the curse yet. Im interested in doing a Msc Islamic Banking but as far as i know Bangor University and Lancaster are the only ones.
    Actually there are plenty more out there.

    A few more in the UK. Do some more research. :yep:
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    (Original post by harryi)
    Yeah this would be a better idea but we don't know the full details of the curse yet. Im interested in doing a Msc Islamic Banking but as far as i know Bangor University and Lancaster are the only ones.
    Search Prospects.ac.uk - They give a full list of all postgraduate courses and institutions. There are a few more than simply Bangor and Lancaster.
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    Okay thanks for the info. I am going to ask a question to non-muslims, but hope i dont get any racist comments back. Would non-muslims be interested in studying islamic banking/finance?
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    (Original post by harryi)
    Okay thanks for the info. I am going to ask a question to non-muslims, but hope i dont get any racist comments back. Would non-muslims be interested in studying islamic banking/finance?
    Let the sick have their medicine, I don't need any.
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    (Original post by harryi)
    Okay thanks for the info. I am going to ask a question to non-muslims, but hope i dont get any racist comments back. Would non-muslims be interested in studying islamic banking/finance?
    No. But then again, I'm not studying banking/finance. Even so, I wouldn't really be interesting in studying Islamic economics or an Islamic-slanted anything. I feel it's far too narrow, especially at undergraduate.
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    You do know that it isn't an Islamic course in finance, rather it is a course in Islamic finance, right? One would be a financial course taught in Arabic for Muslims, the real course is teaching the Islamic approach to finance. Check your word order, then you won't be misrepresenting the whole article and debate.
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    (Original post by H.JJJ)
    1) halal food is present because there are a number of Muslim students at Aston. When you're running a business, you want to target as many people as possible. Since halal food won't make a difference (as far as I am aware anyway)to non-Muslims, but does to Muslims, you may as well have it during food production to gain the potential of extra customers.
    Disagree.
    Halal food is off putting to many non-muslims because of the way it is killed, so it does make a difference.
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    (Original post by UGeNe)
    Let the sick have their medicine, I don't need any.
    Just to let you know the people who are giving you medicine are mostly muslims!
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    The amount of ignorance and lack of awareness shown by many posters here is quite staggering to say the least.

    As someone explained , interest charges are forbidden under Islam so there is a difference between Islamic finance and what's usually used here - and enough of a difference to justify there being a course on it.
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    Most schools teach French as a core subject. Naturally this means the French are staging a hostile takeover and want to eradicate our culture and mother's tongue. By the OP's logic :facepalm2:

    I'm no supporter of Islam, infact I'm against it growing in this country but it's not going to happen and this paranoia really needs to get nipped in the bud pronto. Does TSR really need 8 anti Islam threads a day EVERY DAY???????
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    (Original post by desi112)
    All I was trying to say is....the uni already has halal food and seems very well catered for muslims, now it is introducing a Muslim course, where will this go next?
    Obviously the next step is that the Muslims will initiate a coup on campus and begin rounding up the whites, before shipping them off for rectal probing by the Plutons. :woo:
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    (Original post by harryi)
    Just to let you know the people who are giving you medicine are mostly muslims!
    Not where I live, they are not!
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    UK Banks have islamic finance departments (HSBC Amanah, Lloyds TSB Shari'ah banking) therefore university's teaching Islamic course in finance is a good move.
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    (Original post by harryi)
    UK Banks have islamic finance departments (HSBC Amanah, Lloyds TSB Shari'ah banking) therefore university's teaching Islamic course in finance is a good move.
    For undergraduate? Really? It's a bit like studying Economics at SOAS - specialising in development economics without knowing whether or not you want to so early on.
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    Perhaps for undergraduate it should be a conventional Economics course with some module options for islamic banking. However, once you have a Economics/Finance undergraduate then a masters would be a good idea.
 
 
 
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