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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  • Legal_and_compliance_reform_for_Islamic_financial_benchmarking_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza; Zakariya Mustapha (2022)

  • Islamic financial benchmarking is an area that requires research and needs practical solutions to advance the Islamic finance industry to a greater level. From the inception of contemporary Islamic finance, criticisms have been made about the fact that in Islamic finance, financing rates are benchmarked against conventional interest rates. To respond to these criticisms, Sharī ͑ah scholars have given justifications from Sharī ͑ah perspectives and in this regard some scholars ask: “Does consumption of beef suddenly become forbidden if its price were based on the price of pork?” (Alshubaily, 2018).

  • What_motivates_retail_investors_to_invest_in_government_issued_digital_sukuk_during_Covid-19_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Saeed Awadh Bin-Nashwan; Aishath Muneeza; Sherin Kunhibava (2022)

  • To analyse Sukuk Prihatin (SP), the first-ever retail digital sukuk issued by the Government of Malaysia in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, as part of the national economic recovery plan. The issuance of SP was oversubscribed, even upsized, resulting in the government announcing its intention to issue similar types of sukuk in the future. In light of this, the purpose of this study is to understand the motivation for retail investors to invest in SP. The purposive sampling method was applied via a self-administered survey, while the cross-sectional data were empirically tested using the SmartPLS 3.2.9 structural equation modelling. An integrated model of the theory of planned beha...

  • Challenges_facing_the_development_of_takaful_industry_in_Bangladesh_and_Indonesia_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Saeeda Lubaba; Abu Umar Faruq Ahmad; Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Takaful is the Islamic version of insurance, and the size of global takaful industry is about USD$51 billion in 2019. Limited studies have been conducted on the development of takaful sector in Bangladesh and Indonesia using a comparative approach. As such, this review aims at investigating the challenges facing the development of takaful industry in these two countries. Primary sources such as laws and regulations, and the secondary sources such as scholarly articles and books on the subject matter were reviewed to derive conclusions. This review concludes that efficiency of takaful in both countries depend on some common factors, such as having a proper and sophisticated regulatory ...

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Md. Kausar Alam; Abu Umar Faruq Ahmad; Aishath Muneeza; Mosab I. Tabash; Md Adnan Rahman (2022)

  • Shari'ah Secretariat plays a significant role in assisting Shari'ah Supervisory Boards (SSBs) in their role in achieving Shari'ah compliance in Islamic banks (IBs). The key objective of the study is to develop a demographic framework of the Shari'ah Secretariat for the IBs in Bangladesh. The study applied qualitative case study research. The data have been collected from 17 respondents through semi-structured interviews from IBs and professional experts in Bangladesh. This study proposes a full-time Shari'ah Secretariat and several departments for further enhancement of the Shari'ah functions in IBs in Bangladesh. The framework proposed in this study covers the formation, functions, c...

  • The_need_to_digitize_sukuk_issuance_amid_Covid-19_crisis_Aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Sherin Kunhibava; Zakariya Mustapha; Aishath Muneeza; Auwal Adam Sa'ad; Mohammad Ershadul Karim (2022)

  • Covid-19 pandemic was a health crisis that plunged the world into economic turmoil due to its resultant national lockdowns across economies which brought business and market activities to a standstill. In order to adapt to ensuing restrictions owing to the pandemic, forge ahead in a new way of living, work and interactions with one another (new normal), digitizing business and market operations is considered a necessary option. Sukuk is an essential Islamic capital market product whose operations involve multiple parties/intermediaries alongside some technical financial, administrative and legal/shariah processes. On this note, this chapter aims to study and examine the need for digit...

  • Internationalization_of_zakat_to_serve_humanity_in_the_midst_of_Covid-19_Jemilah_Kabir_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Jemilah Mahmood; M. Kabir Hassan; Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Zakat is an effective Islamic social financial tool that could be used to eliminate global poverty. The pandemic has turned back the world's poverty clock and as such, more work is required to bring equitable and shared prosperity to the world. International organizations that serve humanity could be used as intermediaries of zakat to reach out to those categories of legal recipients of zakat who are most deserved of such assistance, but who are unidentified and unreachable by the zakat organizations. This is with the ultimate objective of enhancing the effectivity of zakat as a social finance tool. However, using international organizations as zakat intermediaries is not a straightfo...

  • Bank_of_Maldives_appoints_new_director_of_Islamic_banking_Aishath Muneeza.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • The Bank of Maldives has announced the appointment of Hassan Kalaam as the new director of Islamic banking in a press release dated the 7th February 2022. Hassan is a licensed Shariah advisor with more than 10 years of experience in the financial services and banking industry. Since joining the bank in 2013, Hassan has played a key role in contributing to the success of the bank's steadily growing Islamic banking arm.

  • item.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: M. Kabir Hassan; Aishath Muneeza; Adel M. Sarea (2022)

  • The impact of Covid-19 has exposed major cracks in the global financial system and has severely undermined global financial stability. Never have the shortcomings of universal financialization - the dominant principle of the global financial system for the past thirty-odd years - been more obvious or more painful. Islamic finance provides ways forward: based on commercial and social modes of risk-sharing and financing, it offers radical structural solutions to the health, human and financial crises faced in this unprecedented time. In Towards a post-Covid global financial system lessons in social responsibility from Islamic finance, an international team of experts explore how Covid-1...

  • depicting_ethical_dilemma_Islamic_financial_institutions_addressing_gender_heterogeneity_Muneeza.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Shinaj Valangattil Shamsudheen; Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Though the lex loci applicable to Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) are derived from Shariah that embeds ethical and moral values, IFIs still face ethical dilemma. Since the leadership and managerial roles are played by both genders, it is imperative to understand the implication of their contribution in this. As such, the objective of this paper is to examine the influence of gender using the aspects of al-Ghazali's ethical philosophy in explaining the formation of ethical and unethical behavior within the purview of the Islamic finance industry of Malaysia, where both genders play a pivotal role in the industry. A total of 418 samples were collected from IFIs in Malaysia using a...

  • The_impact_of_the_Covid-19_pandemic_on_Islamic_finance_Kabir_Aishath_Adel.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: M. Kabir Hassan; Aishath Muneeza; Adel M. Sarea (2022)

  • This chapter explores the impact of the pandemic on Islamic commercial finance and Islamic social finance in a comprehensive manner. The chapter reveals that COVID-19 has provided more opportunities to Islamic social finance than Islamic commercial finance. The beauty of Islamic finance in this regard is reflected as the perception that Islamic finance does not achieve its objective as being a social finance is proved to be false as Islamic finance not only promotes profit maximization, but it has also the potential to achieve social objectives. Islamic commercial finance developments could be slower, but it is anticipated that Islamic social modes of financing will be used widely eve...

  • OIC_economies_during_the_Covid-19_implications_and_recommendations_Kabir_Saeed_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: M. Kabir Hassan; Saeed Awadh Bin-Nashwan; Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Covid-19 is a pandemic that is a black swan event that has disrupted the economic activities in the whole world. Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest international organization that unites Muslims to collectively protect their interest by having a global platform to voice out their concerns. This is an exploratory research of which the objective is to understand the implication of this pandemic on OIC countries to suggest ways in which pandemic related economic challenges facing these countries could be resolved. This research identifies four key economic challenges faced by the OIC countries: challenges in adapting to new normal in in re-starting the econo...

  • item.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Shinaj Valangattil Shamsudheen; Mudeer Ahmed Khattak; Aishath Muneeza; Makeen Huda (2022)

  • This study aims to investigate the reaction (in terms of returns and volatility) of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country-wise stock markets (both conventional and Islamic) in response to the surge of Covid-19 cases, with special reference to the announcement of financial stimulus packages in each country and the recent global oil price plunge. Further, the study also examines the impact of Covid-19 cases on the stock market returns of each GCC country and the continuous dynamics of correlation between Covid-19 cases and GCC stockmarkets. This study uses an exponential generalized auto regressive conditional heteroskedasticity model and continuous wavelet coherence to estimate the st...

  • Maldives_Islamic_Bank_expands_operations_to_B_Atoll_Aishath Muneezaa.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) has expanded its operations to B Atoll, which is the 6th atoll, by launching its 19th ATM at B Eydhafushi on the 6thMarch 2022. MIB has placed an eCRM machine in Eydhafushi and according to MIB, this is the first establishment of its kind based on the digital strategy of the bank.

  • Islamic_ethical_wealth_and_its_strategic_solutions_to_zerohunger_scheme_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza; Zakariya Mustapha (2021)

  • Islam is a comprehensive religion and a complete way of life that provides guidance not only in matters of ritual and worship but also mundane activities. Ethical principles, generally termed akhlaq, are embedded in Islam as important component of its guidance system for all dealings. Wealth in Islam is considered a trial, or a possession meant to try one's obedience to Allah (SWT). While one enjoys wealth, it is as well regarded as an endowed favour from Allah that embodies entitlements of poor and needy members of society. Appropriate disbursement of the entitlement due to the poor is an obligation that brings to light the issue of wealth as a trial, particularly on those who might ...

  • Impact_of_COVID-19_on_Islamic_social_finance_Aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


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

  • COVID-19 is considered by some as a 'black swan event', which is a pandemic that is unpredictable, unprepared for, and totally spontaneous (Gubler, 2020). This pandemic is different from four other recent pandemics the world has witnessed within the last 25 years (Gubler, 2020) as its impact has created not only a health crisis, but has led to an economic as well as human crisis brought due to a halt in all major economic activities in the world. The impact of COVID-19 on the sudden increase of poverty is uncontainable. By 12 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, as, since December 2019, the disease had been spreading worldwide, putting the worl...

  • Pandemic_thoughts_to_assist_poor_in India_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2021)

  • COVID-19 is a black swan event that has turned back the global poverty clock. Millions have lost their jobs overnight and have no way to find employment due to the lockdown measures taken to adequately deal with the pandemic and save the humankind from being extinct. The first case of COVID-19 in India was reported on 30 January 2020 and on 24 March 2020, the Prime Minister of the country announced that the country is going for full lockdown. This caused disruption in all major economic activities and led to increase in unemployment causing extreme poverty as no immediate financial helping hand was offered to them. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), it is expecte...

  • Enhancing_zakat_distribution_with_IoT_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2021)

  • The Internet of things (IoT) is described as the network of physical objects - 'things' or objects - that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet. Today using IoT it is possible to measure the stress level and the poverty level of a household. As such, there is no reason why zakat distribution to the poor can be enhanced via linking it with IoT. The advantage of this could be that the poor who register with zakat administration authorities will have to register a single time and via the data receive from the household, the zakat administrator can determine whether the...

  • item.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Tauhidul Islam Mustapha; Abu Umar Faruq Ahmad; Aishath Muneeza (2021)

  • This study explores the practical application of the Shariah screening process and how it could be enhanced by converging the same with the ethical screening of stocks. This study adopts a qualitative research methodology by combining the qualitative descriptive approach and content analysis. The findings of this research suggest that there is scope to converge ethical screening of stocks with Shariah Screening as the lex loci applicable to Shariah screening is derived from Shariah, which considers ethics as part of determining its rules. The data from this study reveal several practical applications, the ultimate goal of which is to help the policymakers and stakeholders understand t...

  • Islamic_fintech_financial_inclusion_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza; Zakariya Mustapha (2021)

  • The modern Islamic finance as an offshoot of financial engineering is the product of permissible innovation as a manifestation of the dynamism of Islam which allows for permanence and continued relevance of Islam in any age to come. Using technology or any permissible means to bring about financial solutions in society that ease human life is an integral part of the overall objectives of Shariah. Speaking in economic terms, Sharia strives at individual prosperity as much as of the society on the ideal that prosperity of individuals that make up a society underlies the prosperity of the society. In this modern age and time, financial inclusion constitutes a fundamental component of mos...

  • Covid-19_impact_in_hajj_and_umrah_and_a_future_direction_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza; Zakariya Mustapha (2021)

  • There is a misconception that Hajj and Umarah is just a worship matter and the consequences of suspending these religious gathering due to the pandemic is only limited to delay of going Saudi Arabia to perform it. However, the purpose of this paper is to focus on the impact of the pandemic in Hajj and Umrah by exploring its impact on different stakeholders affecting its disruption due to the pandemic. This is a library-based study that uses qualitative method to explore the impact of COVID-19 on Hajj and Umrah. Thus, provisions of Quran and hadith on Hajj and Umrah were examined as primary data for the research to establish the importance of the rituals in Islam. Guidelines set by Haj...

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aishath Muneeza
author picture
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 20 of 204
  • Legal_and_compliance_reform_for_Islamic_financial_benchmarking_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza; Zakariya Mustapha (2022)

  • Islamic financial benchmarking is an area that requires research and needs practical solutions to advance the Islamic finance industry to a greater level. From the inception of contemporary Islamic finance, criticisms have been made about the fact that in Islamic finance, financing rates are benchmarked against conventional interest rates. To respond to these criticisms, Sharī ͑ah scholars have given justifications from Sharī ͑ah perspectives and in this regard some scholars ask: “Does consumption of beef suddenly become forbidden if its price were based on the price of pork?” (Alshubaily, 2018).

  • What_motivates_retail_investors_to_invest_in_government_issued_digital_sukuk_during_Covid-19_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Saeed Awadh Bin-Nashwan; Aishath Muneeza; Sherin Kunhibava (2022)

  • To analyse Sukuk Prihatin (SP), the first-ever retail digital sukuk issued by the Government of Malaysia in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, as part of the national economic recovery plan. The issuance of SP was oversubscribed, even upsized, resulting in the government announcing its intention to issue similar types of sukuk in the future. In light of this, the purpose of this study is to understand the motivation for retail investors to invest in SP. The purposive sampling method was applied via a self-administered survey, while the cross-sectional data were empirically tested using the SmartPLS 3.2.9 structural equation modelling. An integrated model of the theory of planned beha...

  • Challenges_facing_the_development_of_takaful_industry_in_Bangladesh_and_Indonesia_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Saeeda Lubaba; Abu Umar Faruq Ahmad; Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Takaful is the Islamic version of insurance, and the size of global takaful industry is about USD$51 billion in 2019. Limited studies have been conducted on the development of takaful sector in Bangladesh and Indonesia using a comparative approach. As such, this review aims at investigating the challenges facing the development of takaful industry in these two countries. Primary sources such as laws and regulations, and the secondary sources such as scholarly articles and books on the subject matter were reviewed to derive conclusions. This review concludes that efficiency of takaful in both countries depend on some common factors, such as having a proper and sophisticated regulatory ...

  • item.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Md. Kausar Alam; Abu Umar Faruq Ahmad; Aishath Muneeza; Mosab I. Tabash; Md Adnan Rahman (2022)

  • Shari'ah Secretariat plays a significant role in assisting Shari'ah Supervisory Boards (SSBs) in their role in achieving Shari'ah compliance in Islamic banks (IBs). The key objective of the study is to develop a demographic framework of the Shari'ah Secretariat for the IBs in Bangladesh. The study applied qualitative case study research. The data have been collected from 17 respondents through semi-structured interviews from IBs and professional experts in Bangladesh. This study proposes a full-time Shari'ah Secretariat and several departments for further enhancement of the Shari'ah functions in IBs in Bangladesh. The framework proposed in this study covers the formation, functions, c...

  • The_need_to_digitize_sukuk_issuance_amid_Covid-19_crisis_Aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Sherin Kunhibava; Zakariya Mustapha; Aishath Muneeza; Auwal Adam Sa'ad; Mohammad Ershadul Karim (2022)

  • Covid-19 pandemic was a health crisis that plunged the world into economic turmoil due to its resultant national lockdowns across economies which brought business and market activities to a standstill. In order to adapt to ensuing restrictions owing to the pandemic, forge ahead in a new way of living, work and interactions with one another (new normal), digitizing business and market operations is considered a necessary option. Sukuk is an essential Islamic capital market product whose operations involve multiple parties/intermediaries alongside some technical financial, administrative and legal/shariah processes. On this note, this chapter aims to study and examine the need for digit...

  • Internationalization_of_zakat_to_serve_humanity_in_the_midst_of_Covid-19_Jemilah_Kabir_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Jemilah Mahmood; M. Kabir Hassan; Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Zakat is an effective Islamic social financial tool that could be used to eliminate global poverty. The pandemic has turned back the world's poverty clock and as such, more work is required to bring equitable and shared prosperity to the world. International organizations that serve humanity could be used as intermediaries of zakat to reach out to those categories of legal recipients of zakat who are most deserved of such assistance, but who are unidentified and unreachable by the zakat organizations. This is with the ultimate objective of enhancing the effectivity of zakat as a social finance tool. However, using international organizations as zakat intermediaries is not a straightfo...

  • Bank_of_Maldives_appoints_new_director_of_Islamic_banking_Aishath Muneeza.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • The Bank of Maldives has announced the appointment of Hassan Kalaam as the new director of Islamic banking in a press release dated the 7th February 2022. Hassan is a licensed Shariah advisor with more than 10 years of experience in the financial services and banking industry. Since joining the bank in 2013, Hassan has played a key role in contributing to the success of the bank's steadily growing Islamic banking arm.

  • item.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: M. Kabir Hassan; Aishath Muneeza; Adel M. Sarea (2022)

  • The impact of Covid-19 has exposed major cracks in the global financial system and has severely undermined global financial stability. Never have the shortcomings of universal financialization - the dominant principle of the global financial system for the past thirty-odd years - been more obvious or more painful. Islamic finance provides ways forward: based on commercial and social modes of risk-sharing and financing, it offers radical structural solutions to the health, human and financial crises faced in this unprecedented time. In Towards a post-Covid global financial system lessons in social responsibility from Islamic finance, an international team of experts explore how Covid-1...

  • depicting_ethical_dilemma_Islamic_financial_institutions_addressing_gender_heterogeneity_Muneeza.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Shinaj Valangattil Shamsudheen; Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Though the lex loci applicable to Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) are derived from Shariah that embeds ethical and moral values, IFIs still face ethical dilemma. Since the leadership and managerial roles are played by both genders, it is imperative to understand the implication of their contribution in this. As such, the objective of this paper is to examine the influence of gender using the aspects of al-Ghazali's ethical philosophy in explaining the formation of ethical and unethical behavior within the purview of the Islamic finance industry of Malaysia, where both genders play a pivotal role in the industry. A total of 418 samples were collected from IFIs in Malaysia using a...

  • The_impact_of_the_Covid-19_pandemic_on_Islamic_finance_Kabir_Aishath_Adel.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: M. Kabir Hassan; Aishath Muneeza; Adel M. Sarea (2022)

  • This chapter explores the impact of the pandemic on Islamic commercial finance and Islamic social finance in a comprehensive manner. The chapter reveals that COVID-19 has provided more opportunities to Islamic social finance than Islamic commercial finance. The beauty of Islamic finance in this regard is reflected as the perception that Islamic finance does not achieve its objective as being a social finance is proved to be false as Islamic finance not only promotes profit maximization, but it has also the potential to achieve social objectives. Islamic commercial finance developments could be slower, but it is anticipated that Islamic social modes of financing will be used widely eve...

  • OIC_economies_during_the_Covid-19_implications_and_recommendations_Kabir_Saeed_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: M. Kabir Hassan; Saeed Awadh Bin-Nashwan; Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Covid-19 is a pandemic that is a black swan event that has disrupted the economic activities in the whole world. Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest international organization that unites Muslims to collectively protect their interest by having a global platform to voice out their concerns. This is an exploratory research of which the objective is to understand the implication of this pandemic on OIC countries to suggest ways in which pandemic related economic challenges facing these countries could be resolved. This research identifies four key economic challenges faced by the OIC countries: challenges in adapting to new normal in in re-starting the econo...

  • item.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Shinaj Valangattil Shamsudheen; Mudeer Ahmed Khattak; Aishath Muneeza; Makeen Huda (2022)

  • This study aims to investigate the reaction (in terms of returns and volatility) of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country-wise stock markets (both conventional and Islamic) in response to the surge of Covid-19 cases, with special reference to the announcement of financial stimulus packages in each country and the recent global oil price plunge. Further, the study also examines the impact of Covid-19 cases on the stock market returns of each GCC country and the continuous dynamics of correlation between Covid-19 cases and GCC stockmarkets. This study uses an exponential generalized auto regressive conditional heteroskedasticity model and continuous wavelet coherence to estimate the st...

  • Maldives_Islamic_Bank_expands_operations_to_B_Atoll_Aishath Muneezaa.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) has expanded its operations to B Atoll, which is the 6th atoll, by launching its 19th ATM at B Eydhafushi on the 6thMarch 2022. MIB has placed an eCRM machine in Eydhafushi and according to MIB, this is the first establishment of its kind based on the digital strategy of the bank.

  • Islamic_ethical_wealth_and_its_strategic_solutions_to_zerohunger_scheme_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza; Zakariya Mustapha (2021)

  • Islam is a comprehensive religion and a complete way of life that provides guidance not only in matters of ritual and worship but also mundane activities. Ethical principles, generally termed akhlaq, are embedded in Islam as important component of its guidance system for all dealings. Wealth in Islam is considered a trial, or a possession meant to try one's obedience to Allah (SWT). While one enjoys wealth, it is as well regarded as an endowed favour from Allah that embodies entitlements of poor and needy members of society. Appropriate disbursement of the entitlement due to the poor is an obligation that brings to light the issue of wealth as a trial, particularly on those who might ...

  • Impact_of_COVID-19_on_Islamic_social_finance_Aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


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

  • COVID-19 is considered by some as a 'black swan event', which is a pandemic that is unpredictable, unprepared for, and totally spontaneous (Gubler, 2020). This pandemic is different from four other recent pandemics the world has witnessed within the last 25 years (Gubler, 2020) as its impact has created not only a health crisis, but has led to an economic as well as human crisis brought due to a halt in all major economic activities in the world. The impact of COVID-19 on the sudden increase of poverty is uncontainable. By 12 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, as, since December 2019, the disease had been spreading worldwide, putting the worl...

  • Pandemic_thoughts_to_assist_poor_in India_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2021)

  • COVID-19 is a black swan event that has turned back the global poverty clock. Millions have lost their jobs overnight and have no way to find employment due to the lockdown measures taken to adequately deal with the pandemic and save the humankind from being extinct. The first case of COVID-19 in India was reported on 30 January 2020 and on 24 March 2020, the Prime Minister of the country announced that the country is going for full lockdown. This caused disruption in all major economic activities and led to increase in unemployment causing extreme poverty as no immediate financial helping hand was offered to them. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), it is expecte...

  • Enhancing_zakat_distribution_with_IoT_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2021)

  • The Internet of things (IoT) is described as the network of physical objects - 'things' or objects - that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet. Today using IoT it is possible to measure the stress level and the poverty level of a household. As such, there is no reason why zakat distribution to the poor can be enhanced via linking it with IoT. The advantage of this could be that the poor who register with zakat administration authorities will have to register a single time and via the data receive from the household, the zakat administrator can determine whether the...

  • item.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Tauhidul Islam Mustapha; Abu Umar Faruq Ahmad; Aishath Muneeza (2021)

  • This study explores the practical application of the Shariah screening process and how it could be enhanced by converging the same with the ethical screening of stocks. This study adopts a qualitative research methodology by combining the qualitative descriptive approach and content analysis. The findings of this research suggest that there is scope to converge ethical screening of stocks with Shariah Screening as the lex loci applicable to Shariah screening is derived from Shariah, which considers ethics as part of determining its rules. The data from this study reveal several practical applications, the ultimate goal of which is to help the policymakers and stakeholders understand t...

  • Islamic_fintech_financial_inclusion_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza; Zakariya Mustapha (2021)

  • The modern Islamic finance as an offshoot of financial engineering is the product of permissible innovation as a manifestation of the dynamism of Islam which allows for permanence and continued relevance of Islam in any age to come. Using technology or any permissible means to bring about financial solutions in society that ease human life is an integral part of the overall objectives of Shariah. Speaking in economic terms, Sharia strives at individual prosperity as much as of the society on the ideal that prosperity of individuals that make up a society underlies the prosperity of the society. In this modern age and time, financial inclusion constitutes a fundamental component of mos...

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  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza; Zakariya Mustapha (2021)

  • There is a misconception that Hajj and Umarah is just a worship matter and the consequences of suspending these religious gathering due to the pandemic is only limited to delay of going Saudi Arabia to perform it. However, the purpose of this paper is to focus on the impact of the pandemic in Hajj and Umrah by exploring its impact on different stakeholders affecting its disruption due to the pandemic. This is a library-based study that uses qualitative method to explore the impact of COVID-19 on Hajj and Umrah. Thus, provisions of Quran and hadith on Hajj and Umrah were examined as primary data for the research to establish the importance of the rituals in Islam. Guidelines set by Haj...