Dr. Moutaz Abojeib
Qualification:PhD in Islamic Finance, INCEIF
Fields/Area of Specialization:Islamic economics, Islamic microfinance, and Fintech
He is is a trainer and Islamic finance expert with 15 years of work experience in finance, research and consultancy in different jurisdictions in Middle East and Southeast Asia. He holds a PhD in Islamic Finance. His current research areas are Islamic economics, Islamic microfinance, and fintech. He was the project manager and chief editor of “Islamic economics: principles & analysis” which is published by ISRA in 2019. He published several papers on Islamic fintech and participated as a speaker in several relevant events. He is currently taking a leading position in ISRA-Syscode blockchain project to strengthen the Shariah compliance of Islamic financial insitutions.

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  • Research Monograph


  • Authors: Mahadi Ahmad; Mezbah Uddin Ahmed; Moutaz Abojeib (2021)

  • Sukuk in its contemporary form as a financial instrument has gained prominence only over the last one to two decades. Like a share, a sukuk is defined as an instrument representing undivided ownership over the underlying assets. Naturally, the question arises whether sukuk are subject to the same zakat rulings as shares. Accordingly, this research has identified the similarities between shares and Sukuk. The zakat rulings applicable to shares are also identified, and the research has made an attempt to apply those rulings in the context of sukuk. However, the research has identified the peculiarities of sukuk as it is currently practiced in the global market and provided fresh insight...

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mansor H. Ibrahim; Kinan Salim; Moutaz Abojeib; Lau Wee Yeap (2019)

  • This paper assesses Malaysia's competition landscape and its risk implications subsequent to conventional banking consolidation and Islamic banking penetration in the aftermath of the 1997/1998 Asian financial crisis. Employing a panel sample of conventional and Islamic commercial banks, it arrives at the following conclusions. First, the consolidation exercise, which has led to a significant reduction in the number of domestic commercial banks, has not stifled banking competition. Second, the paper provides empirical support for the competition-stability relationship, particularly for the conventional banking sector. Islamic banking sector risk appears to be neutral to market competi...

  • The_effectiveness_of_the_bank_lending_channel_Kinan et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Omar Alaeddin; Moutaz Abojeib; Choudhary Wajahat Naeem Azmi; Mhd Osama Alchaar; Salim, Kinan (2019)

  • This paper examines the effectiveness of the bank lending channel in a dual banking system in Malaysia, where both conventional and Islamic banks operate alongside each other. It also investigates the impact of bank competition on lending channels in financial systems. Using panel data from both Islamic and conventional banks in Malaysia, our findings indicate the ineffectiveness of the bank lending channel. Further, the empirical results suggest that the impact of monetary policy on bank lending does not depend on bank competition. In other words, the effectiveness of the lending transmission channel does not depend on the market power of the individual banks. Furthermore, the effect...

  • PhD_competition_stability_relationship_dual_banking_systems_Mhd_Moutaz.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Moutaz Abojeib (2017)

  • Numerous attempts have been made to study the impact of competition on banking-stability before and after the recent global financial crisis. In the rich theoretical and empirical literature on the topic, two contradictory views have surfaced, i.e. the competition-fragility view and the competition-stability view. This thesis provides empirical evidence of a nonlinear relationship between competition and stability that explains, at least partially, the conflicting results of previous theoretical and empirical studies. Furthermore, while the existing literature focuses on conventional banking, this thesis investigates both Islamic and conventional banks in dual banking systems and expl...

  • IFHubEd6_structural_changes_competition_bank_stability_malaysias_dual_banking_system_moutaz.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Moutaz Abojeib (2017)

  • Malaysia is well acknowledged to be a frontrunner in the dual-banking system, referring to the co-existence of the Islamic banking system and conventional banking system. Propelled by the aim to establish Malaysia as an international hub of Islamic finance and the need to have a stronger and more resilient banking sector in the aftermath of the 1997/1998 Asian financial banking sector consolidation initiative witnessed mergers and acquisitions of the then existing banks resulting in substantial reduction in the number of conventional commercial banks in the market. The number of conventional commercial banks declined from 35 in 1998 to 22 in 2009 and then, with new additions of foreig...

  • Bank_competition_and_stability_moutaz.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Moutaz Abojeib (2016)

  • Numerous attempts have been made to discover the effect of competition on banking stability, before and after the recent global financial crisis. Despite the rich theoretical and empirical literature on the topic, two contradictory views are observed; the competition-fragility view and the competition stability view. On one hand, the former view argues that higher competition leads to more pressure on profits and hence induces banks' management to take higher risk strategies. On the other, the supporters of the competition-stability hypothesis argue that banks in more competitive markets tend to charge lower rates, which reduces the entrepreneurs' cost of borrowing and increases the s...

Dr. Moutaz Abojeib
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Qualification: PhD in Islamic Finance, INCEIF
Fields/Area of Specialization: Islamic economics, Islamic microfinance, and Fintech
He is is a trainer and Islamic finance expert with 15 years of work experience in finance, research and consultancy in different jurisdictions in Middle East and Southeast Asia. He holds a PhD in Islamic Finance. His current research areas are Islamic economics, Islamic microfinance, and fintech. He was the project manager and chief editor of “Islamic economics: principles & analysis” which is published by ISRA in 2019. He published several papers on Islamic fintech and participated as a speaker in several relevant events. He is currently taking a leading position in ISRA-Syscode blockchain project to strengthen the Shariah compliance of Islamic financial insitutions.
Showing results 1 to 6 of 6
  • Shari'ah_analysis_of_zakat_on_sukuk_Mahadi_Mezbah_Moutaz.jpg.jpg
  • Research Monograph


  • Authors: Mahadi Ahmad; Mezbah Uddin Ahmed; Moutaz Abojeib (2021)

  • Sukuk in its contemporary form as a financial instrument has gained prominence only over the last one to two decades. Like a share, a sukuk is defined as an instrument representing undivided ownership over the underlying assets. Naturally, the question arises whether sukuk are subject to the same zakat rulings as shares. Accordingly, this research has identified the similarities between shares and Sukuk. The zakat rulings applicable to shares are also identified, and the research has made an attempt to apply those rulings in the context of sukuk. However, the research has identified the peculiarities of sukuk as it is currently practiced in the global market and provided fresh insight...

  • structural changes_competition_and_bank_stability_Mansor et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mansor H. Ibrahim; Kinan Salim; Moutaz Abojeib; Lau Wee Yeap (2019)

  • This paper assesses Malaysia's competition landscape and its risk implications subsequent to conventional banking consolidation and Islamic banking penetration in the aftermath of the 1997/1998 Asian financial crisis. Employing a panel sample of conventional and Islamic commercial banks, it arrives at the following conclusions. First, the consolidation exercise, which has led to a significant reduction in the number of domestic commercial banks, has not stifled banking competition. Second, the paper provides empirical support for the competition-stability relationship, particularly for the conventional banking sector. Islamic banking sector risk appears to be neutral to market competi...

  • The_effectiveness_of_the_bank_lending_channel_Kinan et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Omar Alaeddin; Moutaz Abojeib; Choudhary Wajahat Naeem Azmi; Mhd Osama Alchaar; Salim, Kinan (2019)

  • This paper examines the effectiveness of the bank lending channel in a dual banking system in Malaysia, where both conventional and Islamic banks operate alongside each other. It also investigates the impact of bank competition on lending channels in financial systems. Using panel data from both Islamic and conventional banks in Malaysia, our findings indicate the ineffectiveness of the bank lending channel. Further, the empirical results suggest that the impact of monetary policy on bank lending does not depend on bank competition. In other words, the effectiveness of the lending transmission channel does not depend on the market power of the individual banks. Furthermore, the effect...

  • PhD_competition_stability_relationship_dual_banking_systems_Mhd_Moutaz.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Moutaz Abojeib (2017)

  • Numerous attempts have been made to study the impact of competition on banking-stability before and after the recent global financial crisis. In the rich theoretical and empirical literature on the topic, two contradictory views have surfaced, i.e. the competition-fragility view and the competition-stability view. This thesis provides empirical evidence of a nonlinear relationship between competition and stability that explains, at least partially, the conflicting results of previous theoretical and empirical studies. Furthermore, while the existing literature focuses on conventional banking, this thesis investigates both Islamic and conventional banks in dual banking systems and expl...

  • IFHubEd6_structural_changes_competition_bank_stability_malaysias_dual_banking_system_moutaz.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Moutaz Abojeib (2017)

  • Malaysia is well acknowledged to be a frontrunner in the dual-banking system, referring to the co-existence of the Islamic banking system and conventional banking system. Propelled by the aim to establish Malaysia as an international hub of Islamic finance and the need to have a stronger and more resilient banking sector in the aftermath of the 1997/1998 Asian financial banking sector consolidation initiative witnessed mergers and acquisitions of the then existing banks resulting in substantial reduction in the number of conventional commercial banks in the market. The number of conventional commercial banks declined from 35 in 1998 to 22 in 2009 and then, with new additions of foreig...

  • Bank_competition_and_stability_moutaz.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Moutaz Abojeib (2016)

  • Numerous attempts have been made to discover the effect of competition on banking stability, before and after the recent global financial crisis. Despite the rich theoretical and empirical literature on the topic, two contradictory views are observed; the competition-fragility view and the competition stability view. On one hand, the former view argues that higher competition leads to more pressure on profits and hence induces banks' management to take higher risk strategies. On the other, the supporters of the competition-stability hypothesis argue that banks in more competitive markets tend to charge lower rates, which reduces the entrepreneurs' cost of borrowing and increases the s...