The following question and answer by Sheikh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo attendees of the Dow Jones University Courses on Islamic Investement.
Question:: Are there any alternatives that can be used today by compaines, when they need to borrow money to fund project other than from (interest bearing means) i.e. the banks and the capital markets?
Answer: Alternatives certainly exist. When companies need influxes of liquidity, they generally resort to one of two options: they seek loans, or they issue bonds or more stock.