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  • Book


  • Authors: Lahsasna, Ahcene; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2016)

  • The introduction of Shariah governance to the Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) is to enhance a sound internal control system of Shariah governance in the IFIs as well as a proper scope of responsibility and obligation for the corporate governance organs. This book centres on various aspects and issues of Shariah governance in the IFIs where it takes into account the international standards, parameters and practices through a cross border assessment of the Shariah governance framework (SGF) and structure that has been implemented in different jurisdiction including Malaysia.

  • PhD_shariah_non_compliance_risks_shared_outsourced_services_takaful_operators_Sharifah_Fairuz.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Syed Mohamad, Sharifah Fairuz (2016)

  • The study investigates the Shariah non-compliant risks in shared and outsourced functions of takaful operators through content analysis and interviews from the perspective of Maqasid al-Shariah. Shared services are generally functions that are provided in-house while outsourcing refers to the functions provided by a third party or outside the company. While these arrangements have been allowed by the regulator, the requirement for takaful operators to be Shariah-compliant end to end is paramount. The study focuses on identifying whether such risks while incorporating maslahah and cost analysis to aid decision-making on such services ...

  • socioeconomic_development_and_its_effect_on_performance_of_islamic_banks_ashraful_syed_othman_abul_mansur.JPG.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Chowdhury, Mohammad Ashraful Ferdous; Haque, Md. Mahmudul; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2016)

  • Islamic banks are highly incorporated with social issues because of their rules and regulations. Profit not only depends on its own return and investment but also on trust, moral issues which may be more related to banking profitability. To test these gaps, this chapter attempts to investigate the socioeconomic factors along with bank-specific factors of global Islamic banks using dynamic GMM and Quantile regression. The dataset used in this study involves 55 full-fledged Islamic Banks from 24 countries across the globe. The results suggest that Return on Assets (ROA) is significantly positive to bank-specific factors such as credit risk has and statistically negative to cost-to-incom...

  • stock_market_co-movements_Islamic_versus_conventional_equity_indices_multi-timescales_analysis_soal.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Rizvi, Syed Aun Raza; Masih, Rumi; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2014)

  • This study examines market co-movements in Islamic and mainstream equity markets across different regions in order to discover contagion during 9 major crises and to measure integration between markets. Using wavelet decomposition to unveil the multi-horizon nature of co-movement, we find that the shocks were transmitted via excessive linkages, while the recent subprime crisis reveals fundamentals-based contagion. While Islamic markets show traces of reduced exposure to the recent crisis owing to low leverage effect, their less diversified portfolio nature increases vulnerability to other crises. We generally find incomplete market integration, with relatively higher fundamental integ...

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Othman, Azura (2015)

  • Over the past three decades, the Malaysian economy has been experiencing economic growth, but at the same time inundated by a deterioration of overall fiscal balance and consequently a rise in national debt. As a country that has faced persistent fiscal deficits for the last 16 years, Malaysia now needs more fiscal space and a plausible fiscal sustainability plan that would place its economy on a trajectory to a higher growth path. Its budget deficit in 2013 stood at 4% of GDP while federal government debt stands at 53% of GDP ...

  • takaful insurance_concept_history_development_syed othman.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah (2011)

  • Takaful is derived from its Arabic root word 'kafala' which literally means 'to guarantee'. In terms of usage and implication, the term kafala certainly, denotes the agreement by one party to indemnify another for any liability that has been pre-agreed upon.

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  • Academic Proceeding


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah (2009)

  • Mutual help and guarantee have been the ordinary practice of tribal Arabs even before the advent of Islam in Arabia. A similar but refined concept was reinforced by the Qur'an to be adopted by Muslims. It was widely applied in their daily lives. When the Muslims extended their trade by sea to the Far East, the concept of mutual assistance became more prominent and organised to protect their ships, merchandise and even lives from all sorts of dangers and mishaps. The practice by these merchants to put aside a sum of money before setting sail to the Far East for trade as a fund to compensate any loss incurred by any of them became the most prominent practice that led to the birth of wha...

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  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2017)

  • The advantage of large numbers is well known in many success stories. This is not to deny that quality of the individuals can be more important than mere numbers. We have seen in history especially that of Islam, where many times the early Muslim army was outnumbered by the opponents by three, four or even ten times, yet they won almost every battle. For instance, in the first battle with idolaters of Makkah better known as Battle of Badr, in the second year of Hijrah, the Muslim army managed to gather only about 317 people, with only two horses and 70 camels for transport. The Makkans came with 1,300 strong, 100 horsemen, 600 soldiers with mail armour and many camels. Yet this first ...

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah (2009-09-01)

  • Mutual help and guarantee have been the ordinary practice of tribal Arabs even before the advent of Islam in Arabia. A similar but refined concept was reinforced by the Qur’an to be adopted by Muslims. It was widely applied in their daily lives. When the Muslims extended their trade by sea to the Far East, the concept of mutual assistance became more prominent and organised to protect their ships, merchandise and even lives from all sorts of dangers and mishaps. The practice by these merchants to put aside a sum of money before setting sail to the Far East for trade as a fund to compensate any loss incurred by any of them became the most prominent practice that led to the birth of wha...

  • takaful_concept_history_development_future.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah (2014)

  • Mutual help and guarantee have been the ordinary practice of tribal Arabs even before the advent of Islam in Arabia. A similar but refined concept was reinforced by the Qur'an to be adopted by Muslims. It was widely applied in their daily lives. When the Muslims extended their trade by sea to the Far East, the concept of mutual assistance became more prominent and organised to protect their ships, merchandise and even lives from all sorts of dangers and mishaps. The practice by these merchants to put aside a sum of money before setting sail to the Far East for trade as a fund to compensate any loss incurred by any of them became the most prominent practice that led to the birth of wha...

  • takaful_realities_and_challenges.pdf.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah; Ismail, Ezamshah (2012)

  • This book discusses risk, risk management and the operational aspects of the two broadly classes of takaful products namely, general and family takaful. In this book, the authors have also explained the various functions involved in typical takaful operations including the process of underwriting, claims, marketing, investment and retakaful while at the same time, bringing in the Shari'ah elements in all of these functions. The authors believe that while takaful and conventional insurance possess many similarities, their contracts are somewhat different.

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  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2014)

  • I have chosen the topic to be "The Constant behaviour of Generations of Men". I got this idea after picking up a number of latest publications in Islamic Banking and Finance that I have a chance to lay my hands pn the last few weeks. I thought I want to touch on something that would be most current in the literature. What I finally got was the impression that men never change in their behaviour and pursuit of life, hence the title. I believe you will agree with me at the end of this half article that I am not far from the truth.

  • the_role_of_ethics_in_economics.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2014)

  • Quite apart from the distinct dichotomy of man's life into the secular and spiritual, conventional economics is still plagued with undue emphasis on the positive at the expense of the normative treatment of the subject. 'What is' becomes the norm, in fact, the rule rather than 'what ought'.

  • role_higher_learning_institution_development_islamic_finance_syed_othman.pdf.jpg
  • Keynote & Speech


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2015)

  • It gives me very great pleasure indeed to be invited by my dear brother Dr Muhammad Syafii Antonio the Head of Tazkia University College of Islamic Economics to deliver this address at the 11th convocation. I have been requested to speak on the role of higher learning institutions in the development of Islamic finance. This is a very appropriate topic for this occasion when the Islamic Finance landscape has made tremendous progress within a short period of about four decades and is facing various challenges that need to be addressed if we want to bring it to the next level. Let us first serf the current landscape of Islamic finance.

  • 2010_aug_5_what_it_takes_to_embrace_islamic_finance_bandung_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2010-08-05)

  • The question we hope to answer is what are the preconditions needed to embrace Islamic Finance? The term Islamic Finance must be underlined by Shariah, otherwise there is no Islamic Finance. It encompasses banking, insurance (takaful) wealth planning, capital and money markets. In fact, it includes also the personal, public and corporate finance. In fact, it also includes international finance. Shariah is essentially the Islamic law that covers all aspects of life for Muslims. Its main objective is to provide what is good and beneficial to society and prevents what is harmful and bad for society. This is only achievable by commanding what is good and forbidding what is evil. It is to ...

Browsing by Author Alhabshi, Syed Othman

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Showing results 67 to 82 of 82
  • Shariah governance in Islamic financial institutions.png.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Lahsasna, Ahcene; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2016)

  • The introduction of Shariah governance to the Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) is to enhance a sound internal control system of Shariah governance in the IFIs as well as a proper scope of responsibility and obligation for the corporate governance organs. This book centres on various aspects and issues of Shariah governance in the IFIs where it takes into account the international standards, parameters and practices through a cross border assessment of the Shariah governance framework (SGF) and structure that has been implemented in different jurisdiction including Malaysia.

  • PhD_shariah_non_compliance_risks_shared_outsourced_services_takaful_operators_Sharifah_Fairuz.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Syed Mohamad, Sharifah Fairuz (2016)

  • The study investigates the Shariah non-compliant risks in shared and outsourced functions of takaful operators through content analysis and interviews from the perspective of Maqasid al-Shariah. Shared services are generally functions that are provided in-house while outsourcing refers to the functions provided by a third party or outside the company. While these arrangements have been allowed by the regulator, the requirement for takaful operators to be Shariah-compliant end to end is paramount. The study focuses on identifying whether such risks while incorporating maslahah and cost analysis to aid decision-making on such services ...

  • socioeconomic_development_and_its_effect_on_performance_of_islamic_banks_ashraful_syed_othman_abul_mansur.JPG.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Chowdhury, Mohammad Ashraful Ferdous; Haque, Md. Mahmudul; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2016)

  • Islamic banks are highly incorporated with social issues because of their rules and regulations. Profit not only depends on its own return and investment but also on trust, moral issues which may be more related to banking profitability. To test these gaps, this chapter attempts to investigate the socioeconomic factors along with bank-specific factors of global Islamic banks using dynamic GMM and Quantile regression. The dataset used in this study involves 55 full-fledged Islamic Banks from 24 countries across the globe. The results suggest that Return on Assets (ROA) is significantly positive to bank-specific factors such as credit risk has and statistically negative to cost-to-incom...

  • stock_market_co-movements_Islamic_versus_conventional_equity_indices_multi-timescales_analysis_soal.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Rizvi, Syed Aun Raza; Masih, Rumi; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2014)

  • This study examines market co-movements in Islamic and mainstream equity markets across different regions in order to discover contagion during 9 major crises and to measure integration between markets. Using wavelet decomposition to unveil the multi-horizon nature of co-movement, we find that the shocks were transmitted via excessive linkages, while the recent subprime crisis reveals fundamentals-based contagion. While Islamic markets show traces of reduced exposure to the recent crisis owing to low leverage effect, their less diversified portfolio nature increases vulnerability to other crises. We generally find incomplete market integration, with relatively higher fundamental integ...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Othman, Azura (2015)

  • Over the past three decades, the Malaysian economy has been experiencing economic growth, but at the same time inundated by a deterioration of overall fiscal balance and consequently a rise in national debt. As a country that has faced persistent fiscal deficits for the last 16 years, Malaysia now needs more fiscal space and a plausible fiscal sustainability plan that would place its economy on a trajectory to a higher growth path. Its budget deficit in 2013 stood at 4% of GDP while federal government debt stands at 53% of GDP ...

  • takaful insurance_concept_history_development_syed othman.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah (2011)

  • Takaful is derived from its Arabic root word 'kafala' which literally means 'to guarantee'. In terms of usage and implication, the term kafala certainly, denotes the agreement by one party to indemnify another for any liability that has been pre-agreed upon.

  • item.jpg
  • Academic Proceeding


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah (2009)

  • Mutual help and guarantee have been the ordinary practice of tribal Arabs even before the advent of Islam in Arabia. A similar but refined concept was reinforced by the Qur'an to be adopted by Muslims. It was widely applied in their daily lives. When the Muslims extended their trade by sea to the Far East, the concept of mutual assistance became more prominent and organised to protect their ships, merchandise and even lives from all sorts of dangers and mishaps. The practice by these merchants to put aside a sum of money before setting sail to the Far East for trade as a fund to compensate any loss incurred by any of them became the most prominent practice that led to the birth of wha...

  • IF_Hub_Issue_3_Takaful_game_numbers_SyedOthman.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2017)

  • The advantage of large numbers is well known in many success stories. This is not to deny that quality of the individuals can be more important than mere numbers. We have seen in history especially that of Islam, where many times the early Muslim army was outnumbered by the opponents by three, four or even ten times, yet they won almost every battle. For instance, in the first battle with idolaters of Makkah better known as Battle of Badr, in the second year of Hijrah, the Muslim army managed to gather only about 317 people, with only two horses and 70 camels for transport. The Makkans came with 1,300 strong, 100 horsemen, 600 soldiers with mail armour and many camels. Yet this first ...

  • takaful_concept_history_development_future_challenges_industry_shaikhhamzah.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah (2009-09-01)

  • Mutual help and guarantee have been the ordinary practice of tribal Arabs even before the advent of Islam in Arabia. A similar but refined concept was reinforced by the Qur’an to be adopted by Muslims. It was widely applied in their daily lives. When the Muslims extended their trade by sea to the Far East, the concept of mutual assistance became more prominent and organised to protect their ships, merchandise and even lives from all sorts of dangers and mishaps. The practice by these merchants to put aside a sum of money before setting sail to the Far East for trade as a fund to compensate any loss incurred by any of them became the most prominent practice that led to the birth of wha...

  • takaful_concept_history_development_future.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah (2014)

  • Mutual help and guarantee have been the ordinary practice of tribal Arabs even before the advent of Islam in Arabia. A similar but refined concept was reinforced by the Qur'an to be adopted by Muslims. It was widely applied in their daily lives. When the Muslims extended their trade by sea to the Far East, the concept of mutual assistance became more prominent and organised to protect their ships, merchandise and even lives from all sorts of dangers and mishaps. The practice by these merchants to put aside a sum of money before setting sail to the Far East for trade as a fund to compensate any loss incurred by any of them became the most prominent practice that led to the birth of wha...

  • takaful_realities_and_challenges.pdf.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Sharif, Kamaruddin; Shaikh Abdul Razak, Shaikh Hamzah; Ismail, Ezamshah (2012)

  • This book discusses risk, risk management and the operational aspects of the two broadly classes of takaful products namely, general and family takaful. In this book, the authors have also explained the various functions involved in typical takaful operations including the process of underwriting, claims, marketing, investment and retakaful while at the same time, bringing in the Shari'ah elements in all of these functions. The authors believe that while takaful and conventional insurance possess many similarities, their contracts are somewhat different.

  • item.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2014)

  • I have chosen the topic to be "The Constant behaviour of Generations of Men". I got this idea after picking up a number of latest publications in Islamic Banking and Finance that I have a chance to lay my hands pn the last few weeks. I thought I want to touch on something that would be most current in the literature. What I finally got was the impression that men never change in their behaviour and pursuit of life, hence the title. I believe you will agree with me at the end of this half article that I am not far from the truth.

  • the_role_of_ethics_in_economics.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2014)

  • Quite apart from the distinct dichotomy of man's life into the secular and spiritual, conventional economics is still plagued with undue emphasis on the positive at the expense of the normative treatment of the subject. 'What is' becomes the norm, in fact, the rule rather than 'what ought'.

  • role_higher_learning_institution_development_islamic_finance_syed_othman.pdf.jpg
  • Keynote & Speech


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2015)

  • It gives me very great pleasure indeed to be invited by my dear brother Dr Muhammad Syafii Antonio the Head of Tazkia University College of Islamic Economics to deliver this address at the 11th convocation. I have been requested to speak on the role of higher learning institutions in the development of Islamic finance. This is a very appropriate topic for this occasion when the Islamic Finance landscape has made tremendous progress within a short period of about four decades and is facing various challenges that need to be addressed if we want to bring it to the next level. Let us first serf the current landscape of Islamic finance.

  • 2010_aug_5_what_it_takes_to_embrace_islamic_finance_bandung_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2010-08-05)

  • The question we hope to answer is what are the preconditions needed to embrace Islamic Finance? The term Islamic Finance must be underlined by Shariah, otherwise there is no Islamic Finance. It encompasses banking, insurance (takaful) wealth planning, capital and money markets. In fact, it includes also the personal, public and corporate finance. In fact, it also includes international finance. Shariah is essentially the Islamic law that covers all aspects of life for Muslims. Its main objective is to provide what is good and beneficial to society and prevents what is harmful and bad for society. This is only achievable by commanding what is good and forbidding what is evil. It is to ...