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Proton_logoIslamic banking is centered on the concept of sharing risk and one of its major distinguishing features is a ban on interest payments and speculation.

Exploring the differences beyond finance, The Economist has a story on Proton, the Malaysian carmaker, who toys with the idea of manufacturing an "Islamic" car:

As planned, [Proton's] "Islamic" car will feature a compass to indicate the direction of Mecca, a box in which to store a copy of the Koran and a compartment for a headscarf.

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