Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aishath Muneeza
Qualification:Ph.D.in Law in International Islamic University Malaysia. (2013)
Fields/Area of Specialization:Islamic Banking Law
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aishath Muneeza holds a Ph.D.in Law, Masters in Banking Law, and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) all from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. She is a wealth of knowledge in her field of specialization. She has acquired significant education and work experience in Islamic Law, Islamic Banking & Finance and many other related subjects. She has presented numerous research papers in international conferences held in different parts of the world and has also published academic books and papers on Islamic Finance.

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  • Application_of_precious_metal-backed_cryptocurrency_Islamic_finance_aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hassan, M. Kabir; Muneeza, Aishath; Abubakar, Mustapha; Haruna, Muhammad Auwalu (2021)

  • Finance industry has become an essential part of the digital transformation in the perspective of Industry 4.0. The objective of this research is to find out the prospects of applying precious metal-backed cryptocurrency (PMBC) to Islamic finance by exploring its application to the different Islamic finance contracts for structuring Islamic finance products. A qualitative methodology is employed in conducting this research where relevant literature on the subject matter was reviewed. By using doctrinal approach, the paper presents Shari'ah compatibility of and issues in application of PMBC to Islamic finance contracts. The outcome of the research reveals that there is scope to use PMB...

  • Mechanisms_to_handle_default_cases_Islamic_banking_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hassan, M. Kabir; Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2021)

  • This research investigates how Islamic banking institutions control default cases and the mechanisms they employ in handling such cases with reference to Malaysian Islamic banking regime. It was conducted on an exploratory design that employed doctrinal approach. Data were sourced from relevant statutes, regulatory guidelines, policy documents and established practices among Islamic banking institutions as well as academic texts that pertain to default cases. The data were examined with legal reasoning and qualitative analysis. The research finds that Islamic banks are prone to default cases and provide internal and external mechanisms to handle such cases in their operations. Though ...

  • covid-19_islamic_social_finance_kabir_aishath_adel.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Hassan, M. Kabir; Muneeza, Aishath; Sarea, Adel M. (2021)

  • It is said that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned back the poverty clock. As such, there is a need to have social mechanisms put in place to provide relief to those who are affected in this regard. Islamic social finance consists of tools and institutions that could be used to alleviate poverty. This book explores the impact of COVID-19 on Islamic finance to better understand the effectiveness of Islamic social finance in helping those who have been affected by poverty overnight due to the halt in all major economic activities in the context of the pandemic. Since the struggle against poverty in each country will be different, the book attempts to shed light on the experiences of diffe...

  • Legal_Shariah_non_compliance risks_Nigerian_Islamic_finance_industry_review_literature_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mustapha, Zakariya; Kunhibava, Sherin; Muneeza, Aishath (2021)

  • The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on Islamic finance vis-a-vis legal and Shari'ah non-compliance risks in its transactions and judicial dispute resolution in Nigeria. This is with a view to putting forward direction for future studies on the duo of legal and Shari'ah non-compliance risks and their impact in Islamic finance. This review is designed as an exploratory study and qualitative methodology is used in examining relevant literature comprising of primary and secondary data while identifying legal risk and Shari'ah non-compliance risks of Nigeria's Islamic finance industry. Using the doctrinal approach together with content analysis, relevant Nigerian laws and...

  • short-term_Shariah-compliant_Islamic_liquidity_management_instruments_sustain_Islamic_banking_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • The purpose of this paper is to describe the structure of the Islamic treasury bills issued by the Central Bank of Maldives, Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) for the benefit of those jurisdictions that aspire to introduce short term Islamic liquidity management instruments. This is exploratory research where the experience of the author in structuring the Islamic liquidity management instruments discussed in the paper. It is evident from the discussions of this paper that innovation is the key to structure Shari'ah compliant short term liquidity management instruments. The example of Maldives has proved that there is a need to amend the laws of the country to facilitate Central banks...

  • house_financing_contracts_used_Islamic_banks_finished_properties_Malaysia_aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath; Fauzi, Muhammad Fahmi; Mat Nor, Muhammad Faisal; Abideen, Mohamed; Ajroudi, Muhammed Maher (2020)

  • The purpose of this paper is to find out the existing practices of the Islamic banks in providing financing to the customers who have a requirement to purchase a finished property and to examine the existing products used by the Islamic banks in this regard by providing an insight into the modus operandi of these products. In doing this, attempt is made to find out the most famous product offered by the Islamic banks in this regard and to find out whether in reality, Malaysian Islamic banking industry has moved away from Bai Bithaman Ajil (BBA) or not. This is a qualitative research, largely library-based, and it will consist of secondary sources such as books, journals, articles and ...

  • the_application_of ju’alah_Islamic_finance_aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohamed, Ismail Mohd; Mohd Rafede; Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • Ju'alah is one of the least researched types of Shariah contracts used in Islamic finance. The objective of this paper is to explore the current and potential applications of Ju'alah with specific reference to Malaysian Islamic banking, takaful and the Islamic capital market. This paper establishes that there is potential for using Ju'alah in Islamic finance as a primary and/or secondary contract. It also establishes that Ju'alah can be used in takaful, though it is not being currently used for this in Islamic banking and the Islamic capital market in Malaysia. It is anticipated that the findings of this paper will improve understanding of the practice of Ju'alah in the Malaysian Isla...

  • regulating_fintech_business_aishath.png.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Kunhibava, Sherin; Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • The Malaysian finance industry is governed by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). BNM governs the banking and insurance industries and the SC regulates and develops its capital market. Both authorities have issued regulations to cater for the proliferation of fintech businesses. For example, BNM issued regulations on digital currency exchanges, electronic-know your customer requirements for fintech companies facilitating remittances, and a regulatory sandbox framework for fintech businesses. Similarly, the SC issued a digital investment management framework, another to facilitate equity crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, and digital asset exchanges, an...

  • application_statutes_limitations_Islamic_banking_case_Malaysia_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2020)

  • Limitations of action designate extent of time after an event, as set by statutes of limitations, within which legal action can be initiated by a party to a transaction. No event is actionable outside the designated time as same is rendered statute-barred. This study aims to provide an insight into application and significance of Limitations Act 1950 and Limitation Ordinance 1952 to Islamic banking matters in Malaysia as well as Shariah viewpoint on the issue of limitation of action. In conducting the study, a qualitative research methodology is employed where reported Islamic banking cases from 1983 to 2018 in Malaysia were reviewed and analysed to ascertain the application of those ...

  • Exploratory _study_possibility_replacing_tawarruq_based_Islamic_banking_products_using other_alternatives_Aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ahmad, Zaki; Zahir, Faathih; Usman, Ahmed Mohamud; Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2020)

  • Tawarruq which is also known as commodity murabahah in Islamic banking is widely practiced in Malaysia to structure different types of Islamic banking products. The widespread use of tawarruq has made Islamic banks to be re-named as "tawarruq banks" and some even call tawarruq as the "magic lamp" of the industry. Shariah scholars have criticised this frequent usage of tawarruq in Islamic banking industry of Malaysia, while the practitioners have replied by saying that if tawarruq is a shariah approved concept, then what is wrong with the usage of it? However, from the shariah perspective, the issue here is not about the shariah compliance of tawarruq transactions per se. It is about t...

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aishath Muneeza
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Qualification: Ph.D.in Law in International Islamic University Malaysia. (2013)
Fields/Area of Specialization: Islamic Banking Law
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aishath Muneeza holds a Ph.D.in Law, Masters in Banking Law, and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) all from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. She is a wealth of knowledge in her field of specialization. She has acquired significant education and work experience in Islamic Law, Islamic Banking & Finance and many other related subjects. She has presented numerous research papers in international conferences held in different parts of the world and has also published academic books and papers on Islamic Finance.
Showing results 1 to 10 of 160
  • Application_of_precious_metal-backed_cryptocurrency_Islamic_finance_aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hassan, M. Kabir; Muneeza, Aishath; Abubakar, Mustapha; Haruna, Muhammad Auwalu (2021)

  • Finance industry has become an essential part of the digital transformation in the perspective of Industry 4.0. The objective of this research is to find out the prospects of applying precious metal-backed cryptocurrency (PMBC) to Islamic finance by exploring its application to the different Islamic finance contracts for structuring Islamic finance products. A qualitative methodology is employed in conducting this research where relevant literature on the subject matter was reviewed. By using doctrinal approach, the paper presents Shari'ah compatibility of and issues in application of PMBC to Islamic finance contracts. The outcome of the research reveals that there is scope to use PMB...

  • Mechanisms_to_handle_default_cases_Islamic_banking_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hassan, M. Kabir; Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2021)

  • This research investigates how Islamic banking institutions control default cases and the mechanisms they employ in handling such cases with reference to Malaysian Islamic banking regime. It was conducted on an exploratory design that employed doctrinal approach. Data were sourced from relevant statutes, regulatory guidelines, policy documents and established practices among Islamic banking institutions as well as academic texts that pertain to default cases. The data were examined with legal reasoning and qualitative analysis. The research finds that Islamic banks are prone to default cases and provide internal and external mechanisms to handle such cases in their operations. Though ...

  • covid-19_islamic_social_finance_kabir_aishath_adel.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Hassan, M. Kabir; Muneeza, Aishath; Sarea, Adel M. (2021)

  • It is said that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned back the poverty clock. As such, there is a need to have social mechanisms put in place to provide relief to those who are affected in this regard. Islamic social finance consists of tools and institutions that could be used to alleviate poverty. This book explores the impact of COVID-19 on Islamic finance to better understand the effectiveness of Islamic social finance in helping those who have been affected by poverty overnight due to the halt in all major economic activities in the context of the pandemic. Since the struggle against poverty in each country will be different, the book attempts to shed light on the experiences of diffe...

  • Legal_Shariah_non_compliance risks_Nigerian_Islamic_finance_industry_review_literature_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mustapha, Zakariya; Kunhibava, Sherin; Muneeza, Aishath (2021)

  • The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on Islamic finance vis-a-vis legal and Shari'ah non-compliance risks in its transactions and judicial dispute resolution in Nigeria. This is with a view to putting forward direction for future studies on the duo of legal and Shari'ah non-compliance risks and their impact in Islamic finance. This review is designed as an exploratory study and qualitative methodology is used in examining relevant literature comprising of primary and secondary data while identifying legal risk and Shari'ah non-compliance risks of Nigeria's Islamic finance industry. Using the doctrinal approach together with content analysis, relevant Nigerian laws and...

  • short-term_Shariah-compliant_Islamic_liquidity_management_instruments_sustain_Islamic_banking_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • The purpose of this paper is to describe the structure of the Islamic treasury bills issued by the Central Bank of Maldives, Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) for the benefit of those jurisdictions that aspire to introduce short term Islamic liquidity management instruments. This is exploratory research where the experience of the author in structuring the Islamic liquidity management instruments discussed in the paper. It is evident from the discussions of this paper that innovation is the key to structure Shari'ah compliant short term liquidity management instruments. The example of Maldives has proved that there is a need to amend the laws of the country to facilitate Central banks...

  • house_financing_contracts_used_Islamic_banks_finished_properties_Malaysia_aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath; Fauzi, Muhammad Fahmi; Mat Nor, Muhammad Faisal; Abideen, Mohamed; Ajroudi, Muhammed Maher (2020)

  • The purpose of this paper is to find out the existing practices of the Islamic banks in providing financing to the customers who have a requirement to purchase a finished property and to examine the existing products used by the Islamic banks in this regard by providing an insight into the modus operandi of these products. In doing this, attempt is made to find out the most famous product offered by the Islamic banks in this regard and to find out whether in reality, Malaysian Islamic banking industry has moved away from Bai Bithaman Ajil (BBA) or not. This is a qualitative research, largely library-based, and it will consist of secondary sources such as books, journals, articles and ...

  • the_application_of ju’alah_Islamic_finance_aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohamed, Ismail Mohd; Mohd Rafede; Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • Ju'alah is one of the least researched types of Shariah contracts used in Islamic finance. The objective of this paper is to explore the current and potential applications of Ju'alah with specific reference to Malaysian Islamic banking, takaful and the Islamic capital market. This paper establishes that there is potential for using Ju'alah in Islamic finance as a primary and/or secondary contract. It also establishes that Ju'alah can be used in takaful, though it is not being currently used for this in Islamic banking and the Islamic capital market in Malaysia. It is anticipated that the findings of this paper will improve understanding of the practice of Ju'alah in the Malaysian Isla...

  • regulating_fintech_business_aishath.png.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Kunhibava, Sherin; Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • The Malaysian finance industry is governed by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). BNM governs the banking and insurance industries and the SC regulates and develops its capital market. Both authorities have issued regulations to cater for the proliferation of fintech businesses. For example, BNM issued regulations on digital currency exchanges, electronic-know your customer requirements for fintech companies facilitating remittances, and a regulatory sandbox framework for fintech businesses. Similarly, the SC issued a digital investment management framework, another to facilitate equity crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, and digital asset exchanges, an...

  • application_statutes_limitations_Islamic_banking_case_Malaysia_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2020)

  • Limitations of action designate extent of time after an event, as set by statutes of limitations, within which legal action can be initiated by a party to a transaction. No event is actionable outside the designated time as same is rendered statute-barred. This study aims to provide an insight into application and significance of Limitations Act 1950 and Limitation Ordinance 1952 to Islamic banking matters in Malaysia as well as Shariah viewpoint on the issue of limitation of action. In conducting the study, a qualitative research methodology is employed where reported Islamic banking cases from 1983 to 2018 in Malaysia were reviewed and analysed to ascertain the application of those ...

  • Exploratory _study_possibility_replacing_tawarruq_based_Islamic_banking_products_using other_alternatives_Aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ahmad, Zaki; Zahir, Faathih; Usman, Ahmed Mohamud; Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2020)

  • Tawarruq which is also known as commodity murabahah in Islamic banking is widely practiced in Malaysia to structure different types of Islamic banking products. The widespread use of tawarruq has made Islamic banks to be re-named as "tawarruq banks" and some even call tawarruq as the "magic lamp" of the industry. Shariah scholars have criticised this frequent usage of tawarruq in Islamic banking industry of Malaysia, while the practitioners have replied by saying that if tawarruq is a shariah approved concept, then what is wrong with the usage of it? However, from the shariah perspective, the issue here is not about the shariah compliance of tawarruq transactions per se. It is about t...