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This is the sector in which Islamic finance contractual structures and Islamic economy values merge. Microfinance is not a new development: Abu Hanifa, for instance, founder of one of the four legal school, was a merchant and used to finance his students to start businesses. A rich documentation on microfinance in the MEDA region can be downloaded at Micro Finance at the University


Piero della Francesca, ‘La città ideale’, Italy XVI century