(Also see: Islamic finance)
Bankers sell Islamic bonds by using property and other assets to generate income equivalent to interest they would pay on conventional debt. The money can't be used to finance gambling, guns or alcohol.
Sales of sukuk grew nine times faster than international corporate bonds last year. According to the Islamic Financial Services Board, an association of central banks based in Kuala Lumpur, the assets managed under Islamic rules will almost triple by 2015 to $2.8 trillion.