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  • Factors_Influencing_Market_Penetration_of_Takaful_Industry_in_Malaysia_(1985-2008)_babikir.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Babikir Mohamed, Omaima El Tahir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2014)

  • This research provides insights into the factors influencing Takaful penetration rate of the Malaysian Takaful industry for the period 1985-2008. Its objective is to identify the factors that influence the market penetration from the perspective of Takaful participants. Data was collected through a survey and was analyzed using SPSS software. Employed techniques was Cross Tabulation & Chi-Square tests. It was found that the factors influencing Takaful penetration were age, gender, religion, marital status, education, income, awareness, product varieties, and knowledge of staff and agents of Takaful. The research findings suggest the need to increase product varieties, training of staf...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir (2012)

  • This research provides insights into the factors influencing takaful penetration rate of the Malaysian takaful industry from the period 1985-2008. The methodology employed consist of both the quantitative and qualitative approaches. Three research objectives have been identified. First is to investigate the factors thats influence the market penetration from the perspective of takaful participants. Second is to find the obstacles that prevent non-takaful participants from participating in the takaful industry. Third is to gain further insight from the experience of the senior managers of Takaful operators ...

  • 2013_mar_5_factors_influencing_the_penetration_rate_of_malaysian_takaful_industry_from_managers_perspective_slides_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2013-03-04)

  • The first takaful company was established in Sudan in 1979. It was no until six years laters that the first takaful company was established in Malaysia, which is Syarikat Takaful Malaysia after the promulgation of the Takaful Act in 1984. Malaysia has emerged as the largest Takaful market in South East Asia and the second largest after Saudi Arabia with a contribution of US$ 0.9 billion in 2008. (Ernst and Young World Takaful Report, 2010).

  • Factors_influencing_the_penetration_rate_of_Malaysian_takaful_industry_Omaima_Syed Othman.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2015)

  • This paper sought to find the factors influencing Takaful market penetration based on the experience of managers of Takaful operators. Twenty (20) Takaful managers were randomly selected and interviewed. The method of analysis employed is The Thematic Analysis. The interviewees pointed out the factors that deter the public from participating in Takaful could be listed as follows: the lack of public awareness in the advantages of Takaful over insurance products, the limited range of product varieties, the shortage of relevant expertise to explain Takaful products, the need to improve the distribution channels and marketing strategies. The paper also suggested several ways of improving ...

  • factors_influencing_penetration_rate_malaysian_takaful_soal_2013.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Proceeding


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2013)

  • The Malaysian Takaful industry has experienced encouraging growth since its inception in 1985. Annual growth rate of the industry has been estimated to be around 20%. Despite such impressive rate of growth, it is believed that the market penetration of Takaful is still low. This paper seeks to find the factors influencing Takaful market penetration based on the experience of managers of Takaful operators. Twenty (20) Takaful managers were randomly selected and interviewed. The interviewees pointed out the factors that deter the public from participating in Takaful could be listed as follows: the lack of public awareness in the advantages of Takaful over insurance products, the limited...

  • 2009_oct_21_financial_and_economic_turmoil_opportunities_for_retakaful_as_a_viable_alternative_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2009-10-21)

  • It is exactly a decade after the East-Asian Financial crisis of 1997-98 that the world is saddled with yet a much bigger and deeper financial and economic turmoil. The East-Asian Financial crisis was mainly due to the serious structural weaknesses of the East Asian economies where rapid economic growth for over seven years was not supported by genuine growth engine. Rather it was fuelled by rapid monetary growth, current account deficits, negative Savings-Investment gaps and short term capital inflows. The vulnerability was further enhanced by overvalued exchange rate and reduction in foreign capital inflow.

  • PhD_Financial_performance_profitability_and_wakalah_fees_of_general_takaful_companies_Mazhar_Hallak.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Kantakji, Mazhar Hallak (2017)

  • This study identifies the internal and external factors affecting the investment performance, profitability and wakalah fees of general takaful companies operating in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, UAE, Qatar and Pakistan using an unbalanced panel data set of consisting of 53 companies. Two investment performance measures, namely net investment income and investment yield, are utilized to capture different aspects of the takaful investment operations. Profitability is measured by the profit before tax of takaful companies ...

  • financing_economic_growth_stability_islamic_perspective_zubair_othman.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Shaukat, Mughees; Hasan, Zubair; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2014)

  • Evidence has been mounting that the interest-based debt financing regime is under increasing distress. Evidence also suggests that the financial crises, whatever title they carried - exchange rate crisis or banking crisis – have been debt related crises in essence. At present, data suggest that the debt-to-GDP ratio of the richest members of the G-20 is expected to reach 120% mark by 2014. There is also evidence that out of securities worth US$ 200 trillion in the global economy, no less than three-fourth represent interest-based debt. It is difficult to see how this massive debt volume can be validated by the underlying productive capacity of the global economy. This picture becomes ...

  • Financing the development of old waqf properties.pdf.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda; Dafterdar, Hisham; Cizakca, Murat; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah; Sadr, Seyed Kazem; Anwar, Thamina; Obaidullah, Mohammed (2016)

  • This book presents successful case studies in Muslim and Muslim minority countries that have revolutionized the redevelopment of idle waqf properties into productive land trusts. The revival of this institution over the last two decades shows the growing optimism in galvanizing the socioeconomic role of waqf by adopting its flexible shariah measures. Innovative ways of financing redevelopment allow Muslims to extend these roles to include new beneficiaries. New uses for these properties include providing services to the community, opening jobs for the majority of people, funding small entrepreneurs, educating the masses, providing health care, and sheltering the poor and needy.

  • 2016_sept_6_growth_and_development_of_islamic_capital_market_and_takaful_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2016-09-05)

  • Emerges out of rising demand for long term capital. Long term capital are for large and long-term investments, development projects, and starting and expanding businesses. Islamic capital market (ICM) is also crucial in mitigating risks associated with long term financing, asset & liability mismatch of financial institutions. The common products are: Shariah-compliant stocks, sukuks, Islamic funds, and private equities.

  • heads_we_win_tails_you_lose_is_there_equity_in_Islamic_equity_funds_obiya.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mustaffa Kamil, Nazrol Kamil; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2014)

  • We made the first estimate of the proportion of fund alpha statistically attributable to luck rather than skill for a sample of Malaysian Islamic equity funds. Broadly, the funds do not outperform market benchmarks. In the limited instances where performance is superior, based on a contemporary methodology, as much as 47% of the observed positive fund alpha is statistically attributable to luck. Thus, at 5% significance level, we find only 1.95% of our funds to be genuinely skilled. Our findings raise questions regarding the equitability of these funds levying fixed fees, making a case for potential innovation in fund remuneration structure.

  • human_capital_Islamic_finance_developing_talents_knowledge_skills_competencies_syed othman.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2015)

  • Islamic banks in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain represent more than 48.9%, 44.6% and 27.7% market share respectively. Posititve progress has been made in Indonesia, Turkey and Pakistan, with 43.5%, 18.7% and 22.0%. CGAR respectively from 2009-2013. International Islamic banking assets with commercial banks set to exceed US$778b in 2014. The global profit pool of Islamic banks is set to triple by 2016.

  • hybrid_model_zakah_Waqf_Qard-hassan_magda_othman.PDF.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2016)

  • The failure of interest based programmes, such as micro-finance and anti-poverty programmes, in assisting the destitute, eradicating poverty and reducing income inequality encouraged the authors to study in depth the alternative financial institutions to interest/riba that can solve such problems rather than harming individuals, communities, societies and countries. This raises the question of whether the different Islamic financial institutions can eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and provide microfinance with zero-interest. The answer to this will be presented throughout this paper.

  • the_impact_of_Islamic_microfinance_in_enhancing_the_well_being_and_quality_of_life_shaikh.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Quraisy, Muhammad; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah (2017)

  • All human beings in this world deserve a better physical and social well-being particularly the quality of life. By having proper well-being and quality of life, the advancement of individual's physical and mental aspect can be assured. This balanced individual will form a stable family unit and later on contribute to a dynamic community in a bigger social entity. However, in order to enhance both physical well-being (PWB) and social well-being (SWB) as well as to attain a good quality of life (QoL), a social disease called poverty must be eliminated. In Indonesia, Islamic Financial Cooperative which is known as Baitul Maal wat Tamwil (BMT) has been influential in enhancing the partic...

  • inclusion of islamic social financial institutions_magda et al.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Proceeding


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Seyed Sadr, Seyed Kazem (2017)

  • The hard core poor are neither bankable nor covered against risks. Whilst micro-finance seems to solve financial inclusion for this group to some extent, albeit at very high costs, very little have been done to provide sufficient cover against risks of all sorts for this group. Some attempts at developing micro-takaful are actually in the pipeline, however, very little concrete and practical solutions have emerged so far. It is of course well-known that Islamic Social Financial Institutions (ISFI), namely zakah, waqf, infaq and qard-hassan are meant to directly benefit the less fortunate in society, but little has been done to ensure that they directly benefit from these institutions....

  • 2013_jun_19_insights_into_malaysian_family_takaful_market_the_scope_for_growth_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2013-06-19)

  • 12 takaful operators providing family takaful products. Total contribution is around RM 4.2 billions. Average growth rate is around 22%. The market will double every five years. Only slightly more than half (54%) of the population have either life insurance or family takaful. Family takaful penetration is still low at 11%.

  • integration_of_Islamic_philanthropic_economic_services_for_alleviation_of_poverty_the_case_of_affordable_housing_magda_et_al.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah; Sadr, Seyed Kazem (2016)

  • The main objective of this paper is to draw the attention to the four remarkable financial institutions which are meant to eradicate poverty, reduces inequalities and narrowing down the gap between the rich and the poor in ethical and just a way. These financial institutions are the zakah, waqf, qard-hassan and interest-free financial institutions.

  • 2011_ march_8_islamic_deposit_insurance_for_islamic_financial_institutions_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2011-03-08)

  • Banks keep only the required reserves and lend out or invest the rest of the deposits made by the depositors. In a fractional-reserve banking system, the loan of one bank becomes the deposit of another bank. This will allow the second bank to lend out all the deposits less the required reserves. In this way, the total money created is the reverse of the reserve ratio. If the reserve requirement is 10%, then the total money created will be 10 times the deposit.

  • 2008_nov_12_the_islamic_economic_challenge_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2008-11-12)

  • The slides "The Islamic economic challenge" presented by presented by Prof. Datuk Dr. Syed Othman Alhabshi at the International Seminar of Managing Global Economy.

Browsing by Author Alhabshi, Syed Othman

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  • Factors_Influencing_Market_Penetration_of_Takaful_Industry_in_Malaysia_(1985-2008)_babikir.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Babikir Mohamed, Omaima El Tahir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2014)

  • This research provides insights into the factors influencing Takaful penetration rate of the Malaysian Takaful industry for the period 1985-2008. Its objective is to identify the factors that influence the market penetration from the perspective of Takaful participants. Data was collected through a survey and was analyzed using SPSS software. Employed techniques was Cross Tabulation & Chi-Square tests. It was found that the factors influencing Takaful penetration were age, gender, religion, marital status, education, income, awareness, product varieties, and knowledge of staff and agents of Takaful. The research findings suggest the need to increase product varieties, training of staf...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir (2012)

  • This research provides insights into the factors influencing takaful penetration rate of the Malaysian takaful industry from the period 1985-2008. The methodology employed consist of both the quantitative and qualitative approaches. Three research objectives have been identified. First is to investigate the factors thats influence the market penetration from the perspective of takaful participants. Second is to find the obstacles that prevent non-takaful participants from participating in the takaful industry. Third is to gain further insight from the experience of the senior managers of Takaful operators ...

  • 2013_mar_5_factors_influencing_the_penetration_rate_of_malaysian_takaful_industry_from_managers_perspective_slides_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2013-03-04)

  • The first takaful company was established in Sudan in 1979. It was no until six years laters that the first takaful company was established in Malaysia, which is Syarikat Takaful Malaysia after the promulgation of the Takaful Act in 1984. Malaysia has emerged as the largest Takaful market in South East Asia and the second largest after Saudi Arabia with a contribution of US$ 0.9 billion in 2008. (Ernst and Young World Takaful Report, 2010).

  • Factors_influencing_the_penetration_rate_of_Malaysian_takaful_industry_Omaima_Syed Othman.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2015)

  • This paper sought to find the factors influencing Takaful market penetration based on the experience of managers of Takaful operators. Twenty (20) Takaful managers were randomly selected and interviewed. The method of analysis employed is The Thematic Analysis. The interviewees pointed out the factors that deter the public from participating in Takaful could be listed as follows: the lack of public awareness in the advantages of Takaful over insurance products, the limited range of product varieties, the shortage of relevant expertise to explain Takaful products, the need to improve the distribution channels and marketing strategies. The paper also suggested several ways of improving ...

  • factors_influencing_penetration_rate_malaysian_takaful_soal_2013.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Proceeding


  • Authors: Mohamed, Omaima Eltahir Babikir; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin (2013)

  • The Malaysian Takaful industry has experienced encouraging growth since its inception in 1985. Annual growth rate of the industry has been estimated to be around 20%. Despite such impressive rate of growth, it is believed that the market penetration of Takaful is still low. This paper seeks to find the factors influencing Takaful market penetration based on the experience of managers of Takaful operators. Twenty (20) Takaful managers were randomly selected and interviewed. The interviewees pointed out the factors that deter the public from participating in Takaful could be listed as follows: the lack of public awareness in the advantages of Takaful over insurance products, the limited...

  • 2009_oct_21_financial_and_economic_turmoil_opportunities_for_retakaful_as_a_viable_alternative_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2009-10-21)

  • It is exactly a decade after the East-Asian Financial crisis of 1997-98 that the world is saddled with yet a much bigger and deeper financial and economic turmoil. The East-Asian Financial crisis was mainly due to the serious structural weaknesses of the East Asian economies where rapid economic growth for over seven years was not supported by genuine growth engine. Rather it was fuelled by rapid monetary growth, current account deficits, negative Savings-Investment gaps and short term capital inflows. The vulnerability was further enhanced by overvalued exchange rate and reduction in foreign capital inflow.

  • PhD_Financial_performance_profitability_and_wakalah_fees_of_general_takaful_companies_Mazhar_Hallak.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Kantakji, Mazhar Hallak (2017)

  • This study identifies the internal and external factors affecting the investment performance, profitability and wakalah fees of general takaful companies operating in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, UAE, Qatar and Pakistan using an unbalanced panel data set of consisting of 53 companies. Two investment performance measures, namely net investment income and investment yield, are utilized to capture different aspects of the takaful investment operations. Profitability is measured by the profit before tax of takaful companies ...

  • financing_economic_growth_stability_islamic_perspective_zubair_othman.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Shaukat, Mughees; Hasan, Zubair; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2014)

  • Evidence has been mounting that the interest-based debt financing regime is under increasing distress. Evidence also suggests that the financial crises, whatever title they carried - exchange rate crisis or banking crisis – have been debt related crises in essence. At present, data suggest that the debt-to-GDP ratio of the richest members of the G-20 is expected to reach 120% mark by 2014. There is also evidence that out of securities worth US$ 200 trillion in the global economy, no less than three-fourth represent interest-based debt. It is difficult to see how this massive debt volume can be validated by the underlying productive capacity of the global economy. This picture becomes ...

  • Financing the development of old waqf properties.pdf.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda; Dafterdar, Hisham; Cizakca, Murat; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah; Sadr, Seyed Kazem; Anwar, Thamina; Obaidullah, Mohammed (2016)

  • This book presents successful case studies in Muslim and Muslim minority countries that have revolutionized the redevelopment of idle waqf properties into productive land trusts. The revival of this institution over the last two decades shows the growing optimism in galvanizing the socioeconomic role of waqf by adopting its flexible shariah measures. Innovative ways of financing redevelopment allow Muslims to extend these roles to include new beneficiaries. New uses for these properties include providing services to the community, opening jobs for the majority of people, funding small entrepreneurs, educating the masses, providing health care, and sheltering the poor and needy.

  • 2016_sept_6_growth_and_development_of_islamic_capital_market_and_takaful_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2016-09-05)

  • Emerges out of rising demand for long term capital. Long term capital are for large and long-term investments, development projects, and starting and expanding businesses. Islamic capital market (ICM) is also crucial in mitigating risks associated with long term financing, asset & liability mismatch of financial institutions. The common products are: Shariah-compliant stocks, sukuks, Islamic funds, and private equities.

  • heads_we_win_tails_you_lose_is_there_equity_in_Islamic_equity_funds_obiya.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mustaffa Kamil, Nazrol Kamil; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2014)

  • We made the first estimate of the proportion of fund alpha statistically attributable to luck rather than skill for a sample of Malaysian Islamic equity funds. Broadly, the funds do not outperform market benchmarks. In the limited instances where performance is superior, based on a contemporary methodology, as much as 47% of the observed positive fund alpha is statistically attributable to luck. Thus, at 5% significance level, we find only 1.95% of our funds to be genuinely skilled. Our findings raise questions regarding the equitability of these funds levying fixed fees, making a case for potential innovation in fund remuneration structure.

  • human_capital_Islamic_finance_developing_talents_knowledge_skills_competencies_syed othman.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2015)

  • Islamic banks in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain represent more than 48.9%, 44.6% and 27.7% market share respectively. Posititve progress has been made in Indonesia, Turkey and Pakistan, with 43.5%, 18.7% and 22.0%. CGAR respectively from 2009-2013. International Islamic banking assets with commercial banks set to exceed US$778b in 2014. The global profit pool of Islamic banks is set to triple by 2016.

  • hybrid_model_zakah_Waqf_Qard-hassan_magda_othman.PDF.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2016)

  • The failure of interest based programmes, such as micro-finance and anti-poverty programmes, in assisting the destitute, eradicating poverty and reducing income inequality encouraged the authors to study in depth the alternative financial institutions to interest/riba that can solve such problems rather than harming individuals, communities, societies and countries. This raises the question of whether the different Islamic financial institutions can eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and provide microfinance with zero-interest. The answer to this will be presented throughout this paper.

  • the_impact_of_Islamic_microfinance_in_enhancing_the_well_being_and_quality_of_life_shaikh.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Quraisy, Muhammad; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah (2017)

  • All human beings in this world deserve a better physical and social well-being particularly the quality of life. By having proper well-being and quality of life, the advancement of individual's physical and mental aspect can be assured. This balanced individual will form a stable family unit and later on contribute to a dynamic community in a bigger social entity. However, in order to enhance both physical well-being (PWB) and social well-being (SWB) as well as to attain a good quality of life (QoL), a social disease called poverty must be eliminated. In Indonesia, Islamic Financial Cooperative which is known as Baitul Maal wat Tamwil (BMT) has been influential in enhancing the partic...

  • inclusion of islamic social financial institutions_magda et al.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Proceeding


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Seyed Sadr, Seyed Kazem (2017)

  • The hard core poor are neither bankable nor covered against risks. Whilst micro-finance seems to solve financial inclusion for this group to some extent, albeit at very high costs, very little have been done to provide sufficient cover against risks of all sorts for this group. Some attempts at developing micro-takaful are actually in the pipeline, however, very little concrete and practical solutions have emerged so far. It is of course well-known that Islamic Social Financial Institutions (ISFI), namely zakah, waqf, infaq and qard-hassan are meant to directly benefit the less fortunate in society, but little has been done to ensure that they directly benefit from these institutions....

  • 2013_jun_19_insights_into_malaysian_family_takaful_market_the_scope_for_growth_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2013-06-19)

  • 12 takaful operators providing family takaful products. Total contribution is around RM 4.2 billions. Average growth rate is around 22%. The market will double every five years. Only slightly more than half (54%) of the population have either life insurance or family takaful. Family takaful penetration is still low at 11%.

  • integration_of_Islamic_philanthropic_economic_services_for_alleviation_of_poverty_the_case_of_affordable_housing_magda_et_al.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah; Sadr, Seyed Kazem (2016)

  • The main objective of this paper is to draw the attention to the four remarkable financial institutions which are meant to eradicate poverty, reduces inequalities and narrowing down the gap between the rich and the poor in ethical and just a way. These financial institutions are the zakah, waqf, qard-hassan and interest-free financial institutions.

  • 2011_ march_8_islamic_deposit_insurance_for_islamic_financial_institutions_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2011-03-08)

  • Banks keep only the required reserves and lend out or invest the rest of the deposits made by the depositors. In a fractional-reserve banking system, the loan of one bank becomes the deposit of another bank. This will allow the second bank to lend out all the deposits less the required reserves. In this way, the total money created is the reverse of the reserve ratio. If the reserve requirement is 10%, then the total money created will be 10 times the deposit.

  • 2008_nov_12_the_islamic_economic_challenge_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2008-11-12)

  • The slides "The Islamic economic challenge" presented by presented by Prof. Datuk Dr. Syed Othman Alhabshi at the International Seminar of Managing Global Economy.