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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  • the_maldives’s_vision_to_be_an_islamic_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • Outstanding employees for 2018 were honored during the Capital Market Development Authority (CMDA)'s 13th anniversary event held on the 10th February 2019 at Champa Central Hotel, Male. The chief guest of the ceremony, Minister of Finance and Treasury Ibrahim Ameer, emphasized in his speech the vision of the government to sustain Islamic finance in the country and to strategize the Maldives as a hub of Islamic finance.

  • maldives_islamic_bank_to_go_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • The Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) plans to go for an IPO this year. The current shareholdings in MIB are 70% by the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, 25% by the government of the Maldives and 5% by Amana Takaful Maldives, the only Islamic equity listed on the Maldives Stock Exchange since 2011.

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  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • Amana Takaful Maldives (Amana Takaful) held its eighth annual general meeting (AGM) on the 28th April 2019 in the Republic of Maldives. During the meeting, the minutes of the 2018 AGM were adopted and the annual report of the board of directors on the affairs of the company for the year ended the 31st December 2018 and the report of the auditors were passed, among other things.

  • belt_and_road_initiative_and_Islamic_financing_jinzi_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: JinZi, Chu; Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • China's One Belt and One Road (OBOR) is a global trade network across Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania. Also known as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), OBOR is an attempt to redraw ancient Silk Road to foster global trade and economic development. Nearly 30 Muslims-majority countries are part of China's vision of BRI. The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to investigate how public private partnership (PPP) has been applied in BRI projects; and second, to explore how Islamic finance can fit within a PPP context. This paper proposes a framework for using Islamic finance in infrastructure PPP projects. This paper also analyses two PPP projects where Islamic finance was deployed as p...

  • a_case_study_default_Islamic_financing_facilities_Malaysian_perspective_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • Default can occur in Islamic banking. As the law applicable to Islamic banking is derived from Shariah, it is imperative to check whether the current practice of Islamic banks in default aligns with Shariah. The objective of this chapter is to discuss the rules and procedures Islamic banks in Malaysia follow in case of default. This is a qualitative research where data from primary sources such as laws on the matter are extracted to derive conclusions and secondary sources such as case laws and other published materials in the subject matter are explored. It is anticipated that the outcome of this chapter will assist to comprehend the way in which Islamic banks deal in case of default...

  • islamic_finance_withstands_the_winds_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • The Maldives is a small island nation with a 100% Muslim population that is exemplary in its attempt to develop a fully-fledged Islamic finance industry. From only one Takaful company operating in the Maldives in 2003 under a conventional license, now in 2018, there are 13 institutions dealing with Islamic financial services, proving the ever-growing demand for Islamic finance in the Maldives.

  • Maldives_hub_Islamic_finance_south_Asia_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • Maldives is a hundred percent Muslim country with a population of less than four hundred thousand. The country has a unique geography as it consists of 1,190 islands scattered in the Indian ocean. According to Article 2 of the Constitution of Maldives, Maldives is a sovereign, independent, democratic Republic based on the principles of Islam, and is a unitary State, to be known as the Republic of Maldives. According to Article 9 (d) of the Constitution of Maldives, a non-Muslim will not become a citizen of Maldives even if the person fulfills all the conditions to become a citizen of Maldives as prescribed in the Constitution. Article 10 of the Constitution states that the religion of...

  • establishment_of_Islamic_capital_market_in_jurisdictions_with_limited_Islamic_financial_services_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • It is said that to establish an Islamic Capital Market, the first step would be to have a strong Islamic finance industry with numerous institutions offering Islamic financial services. This way it is easy to know that the demand for Islamic capital market would be there and that market will be sophisticated enough to comprehensive the nature of shariah compliant products. Generally, in most of the jurisdictions this is how the Islamic capital market is created. This paper will look at the establishment of Islamic capital market in Maldives, small island nation where the establishment of Islamic capital market happened when at a time there was only one takaful company and one Islamic ...

  • Seeking specific relief in cases of Islamic banking in Malaysia_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • Often, the application of specific relief to Islamic banking is unspoken and unwritten. However, few studies suggest that legislation on specific relief needs amendment to cater for the effective application of Islamic banking and finance in the country and proposing the idea to introduce an Islamic Specific Relief Act. This paper aims to understand the application of specific relief to Islamic banking in Malaysia. This paper will look at the application of specific relief in Malaysia and discuss the extent of its application to Islamic banking cases reported in Malaysia from 1983 to 2015. The study will shed light on the general types of specific relief from Malaysian and Islamic law...

  • Weapon_to_end_poverty_closing_the_gender_wealth_gap_with_Islamic_wealth_management_aishath.PDF.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • Women represent more than half of the world's population, and make 40% of the world's labour force. Yet, according to the World Bank, they hold just 1% of the world's wealth. The sizable gender wealth gap is even more stark for women in developing countries, where they are more likely than men to do unpaid work, or be out of the workforce, more likely to work in industries with lower average pay, and less likely to be in high-paid senior positions, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index 2017.

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 88
  • the_maldives’s_vision_to_be_an_islamic_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • Outstanding employees for 2018 were honored during the Capital Market Development Authority (CMDA)'s 13th anniversary event held on the 10th February 2019 at Champa Central Hotel, Male. The chief guest of the ceremony, Minister of Finance and Treasury Ibrahim Ameer, emphasized in his speech the vision of the government to sustain Islamic finance in the country and to strategize the Maldives as a hub of Islamic finance.

  • maldives_islamic_bank_to_go_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • The Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) plans to go for an IPO this year. The current shareholdings in MIB are 70% by the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, 25% by the government of the Maldives and 5% by Amana Takaful Maldives, the only Islamic equity listed on the Maldives Stock Exchange since 2011.

  • amana_takaful_maldives_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • Amana Takaful Maldives (Amana Takaful) held its eighth annual general meeting (AGM) on the 28th April 2019 in the Republic of Maldives. During the meeting, the minutes of the 2018 AGM were adopted and the annual report of the board of directors on the affairs of the company for the year ended the 31st December 2018 and the report of the auditors were passed, among other things.

  • belt_and_road_initiative_and_Islamic_financing_jinzi_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: JinZi, Chu; Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • China's One Belt and One Road (OBOR) is a global trade network across Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania. Also known as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), OBOR is an attempt to redraw ancient Silk Road to foster global trade and economic development. Nearly 30 Muslims-majority countries are part of China's vision of BRI. The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to investigate how public private partnership (PPP) has been applied in BRI projects; and second, to explore how Islamic finance can fit within a PPP context. This paper proposes a framework for using Islamic finance in infrastructure PPP projects. This paper also analyses two PPP projects where Islamic finance was deployed as p...

  • a_case_study_default_Islamic_financing_facilities_Malaysian_perspective_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • Default can occur in Islamic banking. As the law applicable to Islamic banking is derived from Shariah, it is imperative to check whether the current practice of Islamic banks in default aligns with Shariah. The objective of this chapter is to discuss the rules and procedures Islamic banks in Malaysia follow in case of default. This is a qualitative research where data from primary sources such as laws on the matter are extracted to derive conclusions and secondary sources such as case laws and other published materials in the subject matter are explored. It is anticipated that the outcome of this chapter will assist to comprehend the way in which Islamic banks deal in case of default...

  • islamic_finance_withstands_the_winds_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • The Maldives is a small island nation with a 100% Muslim population that is exemplary in its attempt to develop a fully-fledged Islamic finance industry. From only one Takaful company operating in the Maldives in 2003 under a conventional license, now in 2018, there are 13 institutions dealing with Islamic financial services, proving the ever-growing demand for Islamic finance in the Maldives.

  • Maldives_hub_Islamic_finance_south_Asia_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • Maldives is a hundred percent Muslim country with a population of less than four hundred thousand. The country has a unique geography as it consists of 1,190 islands scattered in the Indian ocean. According to Article 2 of the Constitution of Maldives, Maldives is a sovereign, independent, democratic Republic based on the principles of Islam, and is a unitary State, to be known as the Republic of Maldives. According to Article 9 (d) of the Constitution of Maldives, a non-Muslim will not become a citizen of Maldives even if the person fulfills all the conditions to become a citizen of Maldives as prescribed in the Constitution. Article 10 of the Constitution states that the religion of...

  • establishment_of_Islamic_capital_market_in_jurisdictions_with_limited_Islamic_financial_services_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • It is said that to establish an Islamic Capital Market, the first step would be to have a strong Islamic finance industry with numerous institutions offering Islamic financial services. This way it is easy to know that the demand for Islamic capital market would be there and that market will be sophisticated enough to comprehensive the nature of shariah compliant products. Generally, in most of the jurisdictions this is how the Islamic capital market is created. This paper will look at the establishment of Islamic capital market in Maldives, small island nation where the establishment of Islamic capital market happened when at a time there was only one takaful company and one Islamic ...

  • Seeking specific relief in cases of Islamic banking in Malaysia_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • Often, the application of specific relief to Islamic banking is unspoken and unwritten. However, few studies suggest that legislation on specific relief needs amendment to cater for the effective application of Islamic banking and finance in the country and proposing the idea to introduce an Islamic Specific Relief Act. This paper aims to understand the application of specific relief to Islamic banking in Malaysia. This paper will look at the application of specific relief in Malaysia and discuss the extent of its application to Islamic banking cases reported in Malaysia from 1983 to 2015. The study will shed light on the general types of specific relief from Malaysian and Islamic law...

  • Weapon_to_end_poverty_closing_the_gender_wealth_gap_with_Islamic_wealth_management_aishath.PDF.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • Women represent more than half of the world's population, and make 40% of the world's labour force. Yet, according to the World Bank, they hold just 1% of the world's wealth. The sizable gender wealth gap is even more stark for women in developing countries, where they are more likely than men to do unpaid work, or be out of the workforce, more likely to work in industries with lower average pay, and less likely to be in high-paid senior positions, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index 2017.