Islamic Banking

I was out eating with a group of friends...

Me: Terrorism aside, look at the word economic crisis.
Abdullah: Yeah, capitalism is about to fall. What would come after that? What do you say?
I took a pause, thinking about how to tackle the question.
Taimoor: Phir Islamic banking aye gee! (Islamic Banking would come after that!)

And we all burst into laughter.

Comments

misspecs said…
LOL. You're getting this from a financier: He is SO right.
Kunwal said…
And I also read several weeks ago in The Economist that capitalism may learn from islamic finance and that the problems as they are now could not have appeared under a sharia-compliant financing system. (it was an article on islamic banking in fact).
Uni said…
Er..

Maybe Im missing something here, but what was the funny bit?
F. said…
Maybe Uni and I are just pessimists...but I was thinking something grim the other day, and this fits in a lot with that.

Chilling. :|

Do we need "Islamic" capitalism?
Oh God no.


(Irony intended too.)
Abdullah Shahid said…
Aahahah...man, that was fun. :-D

And on a serious note, which ever system comes next I am hoping that it would be the PERFECT one. Not another experimental failure.
Awais said…
I am of the opinion that if capitalism needs to learn something, it has to learn from Socialism.
As is being said these days: If Marx was alive today, he'd say 'I told you so!'