CHAPTER 2Recording Transactions and Market Values in Islam

Accounting concepts and principles provide the foundation of an Islamic accounting system. Islamic accounting shares many of the accounting principles that make the building blocks of conventional accounting. However, in Islamic accounting, these principles also have to comply with the Islamic Sharia.


The Accounting Entity Concept

The accounting entity concept requires the preparers of accounts to treat the organisation as a separate entity from that of the owners and principals. Boundaries are established between the organisation, and its owners, so that only the impact of economic events related to the organisation is reflected in the organisation's accounts.

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