Some Muslims believe insurance is unnecessary, as society should help its victims. "Insurance," however, need not be a commercial venture. In its purest sense, it is assistance with the adverse effects of inevitable afflictions, an arrangement beneficial to all. Schemes to ensure the livelihoods of traders and communities have been in existence for millennia. Commercial insurance on the other hand, was invented ostensibly for the same ends but with the chief beneficiaries being the shareholders and directors. Among the countless revelations Islam passed on, two prohibitions, namely riba (usury) and gharar (risk), have been used by legislators as grounds for the prohibition of insurance. Islam is not against making money, and there is no inherent conflict between the material and the spiritual. Islamic law allows igtehad (initiative) to the benefit of people as long as there is no harm to other people. Muslims can no longer ignore the fact that they live, trade and communicate with open global systems, and they can no longer ignore the need for banking and insurance. There is no prohibition in Islamic law against banking, nor insurance; similarly, Muslims can create insurance schemes that use their faith as the immutable basis for a working model. Aly Khorshid demonstrates how initial clerical apprehensions were overcome to create pioneering Muslim-friendly banking systems, and applies the lessons learnt to a workable insurance framework by which Muslims can compete with non-Muslims in business and have cover in daily life. The book uses relevant Quranic and Sunnah extracts, and the arguments of pro- and anti-insurance jurists to arrive at its conclusion that Muslims can enjoy the peace of mind and equity of an Islamic insurance scheme.
Pocket Principles for the Insurance Business provides daily motivation for those in the insurance industry who wish to embrace adversity in order to reach success. As a seasoned life insurance salesman who has qualified for the million dollar roundtable every year he's been in the business, B.A. Newman truly understands the ups and downs of a business that has a retention rate of just 12 percent, and he provides the tools necessary to face rejection and rely on it as a positive influence when success seems unattainable. His inspirational snippets include relational and easily applied advice such as: work for the best companies, listen to your clients, love what you do, and don't sacrifice your reputation to make a sale. In a profession that can sometimes seem more like a roller coaster ride than smooth sailing, these motivational quotes will help inspire anyone to do great things ... every day. "Ben's Principles help our producers keep striving for goal achievement even on their toughest days." -Michael T. Fleming, CLU, ChFC General Manager & Financial Advisor, Mass Financial Group, Inc. "Pockets principles will have an impact on my first Million Dollar Roundtable qualification ..." Mark E. Kull, Financial Representative Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Louisville, Kentucky AUTHOR BIO Benjamin Newman is a life insurance salesman who is a several-time qualifier for the million dollar roundtable. He is Founder of Continued Fight, LLC, a company that helps organizations overcome challenges and seek positive outcomes. Benjamin and his wife Ami live in St. Louis, Missouri, with their son J. Isaac.
An evolving regulatory landscape and changing economic conditions continue to affect business organization and capital requirements in the global insurance industry, leading to new participants, new transactions, and new challenges. PLI s new Insurance and Investment Management M&A Deskbook provides attorneys with an essential reference to keep up with emerging trends in insurance and investment management M&A. The Deskbook covers topics such as acquisitions of public insurance companies, blocks of insurance business and private acquisitions; the regulatory environment of the insurance industry and the financial services industry; investment in the insurance industry by private equity and pension funds; and the expansion of insurance industry participants into emerging markets around the globe. The Deskbook also provides specific guidance for understanding Lloyd s of London and the M&A market for mutual life insurers."
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
In China's Social Insurance in the Twentieth Century, Aiqun Hu develops a framework of "interactive diffusion of global models" in examining the history of China's social insurance since the 1910s. The book covers both Nationalist- and Communist-controlled areas (1927-1949) and Taiwan (1949-present), surpassing the party divide. It argues that China's progression in social insurance resulted from diffusion of two global models (German capitalist and Soviet socialist social insurance) until the early 1990s. Thereafter, China's social insurance reforms were increasingly directed by the World Bank's neoliberal models, which also influenced Taiwan's pension reforms. During the entire process, however, global forces provided the basic intellectual framework, while national forces determined the timing and specifics of adopting the models.
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