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  • proposed_framework_human_capital_development_islamic_financial_services_industry_natt_etal.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Natt, Agil; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Zainal, Mohd-Pisal (2009)

  • This paper discusses the challenges in measuring the gaps and developing human capital to cater for the booming of Islamic financial services industry. While the need for highly trained manpower in the Islamic financial services industry is well-acknowledged, the root of the problem is primarily due to skills mismatch within the Islamic finance industry. This paper proposes a holistic approach to human capital development as the fundamental solution to the skills mismatch within the financial services industry, Islamic and conventional alike. The significant contribution of this paper lies in the competency model which is universal in nature. Programmes run by institutions such as INC...

  • analysis_of_cost_efficiency_malaysian_takaful_industry_soal_obiya.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ismail, Norashikin; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2012)

  • Efficiency of financial institution has become an important part of insurance literature. This study aims to evaluate the performance in term of cost efficiency for takaful and insurance firms in Malaysia. A sample of 18 firms consisting of 7 takaful operators and 11 conventional insurers are chosen from the period 2004 to 2009. The cost efficiency score for each firm are obtained using input oriented DEA model. A Kruskal Wallis and Mann Whitney test are employed to examine any significant difference in cost efficiency between Takaful industry and insurance industry. The main findings indicate a significant difference in cost efficiency between takaful and insurance industries. The av...

  • islamic_cooperative_finance_model_morocco_case_ansar_finance_uk_soal.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Proceeding


  • Authors: Touati, Fatima; Alaoui, AbdelKader; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2013)

  • In view of the heightened interest in Islamic Finance (IF) of some of the countries in the Middle East, in particular Morocco, which is currently initiating the promulgation of new laws on IF, it is thought to be timely to present in this paper the model of Cooperative Finance (CF) based on the system of mutual investment that is in line with Shariah. It is hoped that this model can be considered for integration within the new Moroccan legal framework. This approach provides alternatives to banking credit or financing that are in strict compliance with the legal Islamic Finance principles. Moreover it encourages solidarity within civil society or between groups of people demonstrating...

  • 2011_june_23_assesing_the_growth_takaful_potential_23_june_2011_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2011-06-23)

  • The term "Family Takaful" means "guarantee the family" which is more apt than the term "Life insurance", simply because no one can guarantee his own life, what more other people's life. What an individual participates in when he takes up a family takaful is to ensure that when he is indisposed, his immediate family will receive the benefits of the takaful that he has participated in. The benefits will be in three different forms, the accumulated contribution that he has made over the years, the profit that the accumulated contributions have earned and the takaful coverage that he has pledged to participate in.

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Shaukat, Mughees; El Alaoui, AbdelKader Ouatik; Lasri, Abdeslame; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2013)

  • The recent surge in demand for Shariah compliant instruments alongside the launch of Dow Jones City group Sukuk Index in 2006 has further catalyzed the increase in the number of issuance of global Islamic Sukuk. Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar have become major issuers of global Sukuk which are highly demanded by investors. The normal rationale given behind such behavior might be the religious commitments to involve in riba free investments. However, it is worth testing that is it only religious commitments that are driving the demand or there may be some other factors contributing to this surge. Realizing that the majority of global Sukuk issuance is from the oil exporter countries, one ...

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Ismail, Norashikin (2011)

  • This study attempts to measure the relative efficiency of the Takaful industry and the conventional insurance industry in Malaysia. A sample of 18 frims consisting of 7 takaful operators and 11 insurance firms is examined over the period 2004 to 2009. The study employs Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to estimate the technical, cost and profit efficiencies for the takaful and insurance industry ... Available in physical copy only (Call Number: t HG 8049 M4 N822)

  • Phd_The_determinants_of_mission_drift_in_microfinance_and_threshold_of_outreach_financial_stability_Ashraful_Mobin.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Mobin, Mohammad Ashraful (2017)

  • The microfinance industry can reach the poor in large scale and yet attain profitability. To maintain these two objectives which is known as double bottom line, microfinance institutions (MFIs) have to find the right balance between financial sustainability and social performance. However, there have been considerable debates on whether the goals of the double bottom line have been compromised. It is argued that to attain profitability, MFIs have allegedly shifted away from its mandate of serving the poorest borrowers in pursuit of financial sustainability. This phenomenon is described as "mission drift" ... Available in physical copy and downloadable format (Call Number: t HG 178....

  • developing_world_class_human_capital_islamic_finance_syed_othman.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2015)

  • Since the last decade, Islamic Finance (IF) has seen unparalleled growth in terms of industry size and value. According to E&Y World Islamic Banking Competitive Report 2014/15, the Global Islamic Banking assets witnessed a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 17% from 2009 - 2013.

  • 2013_jan_16_contemporary_role_of_waqf_in_higher_education_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2013-01-16)

  • Islam has encouraged the early Muslims to spend out of whatever they have for charity. When the verse 92 of Surah Ali Imran was revealed, there was not a single Muslim who did not part with whatever they have so as to belong to the category of "birr" or good. The fact that all wealth belongs to Allah means that whatever we give away in His cause is nothing compared to what He has given us. The most important implication is that waqf allows accumulation of capital infinitely as long as more and more capital are being made waqf.

  • 2009_july_8_education_traning_and_qualification_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2009-07-08)

  • Finance used to be widely treated as part of economics which also encompasses personal, public and corporate finance. It is also considered as the science of fund management, spending, saving and budgeting. Hence it includes stocks, capital and money markets, unit trusts, asset management, etc. However, Islamic finance as is widely used today encompasses all of the above plus banking, takaful, wealth planning, capital and money markets and all activities related to them as well.

  • 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...

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  • 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 ... Available in physical copy only (Call Number: t HG 4089 M4 M697)

  • 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 ... Available in physical copy and downloadable format (Call Number: t HG 8051 K16)

  • 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.

Browsing by Author Alhabshi, Syed Othman

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  • proposed_framework_human_capital_development_islamic_financial_services_industry_natt_etal.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Natt, Agil; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Zainal, Mohd-Pisal (2009)

  • This paper discusses the challenges in measuring the gaps and developing human capital to cater for the booming of Islamic financial services industry. While the need for highly trained manpower in the Islamic financial services industry is well-acknowledged, the root of the problem is primarily due to skills mismatch within the Islamic finance industry. This paper proposes a holistic approach to human capital development as the fundamental solution to the skills mismatch within the financial services industry, Islamic and conventional alike. The significant contribution of this paper lies in the competency model which is universal in nature. Programmes run by institutions such as INC...

  • analysis_of_cost_efficiency_malaysian_takaful_industry_soal_obiya.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ismail, Norashikin; Alhabshi, Syed Othman; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2012)

  • Efficiency of financial institution has become an important part of insurance literature. This study aims to evaluate the performance in term of cost efficiency for takaful and insurance firms in Malaysia. A sample of 18 firms consisting of 7 takaful operators and 11 conventional insurers are chosen from the period 2004 to 2009. The cost efficiency score for each firm are obtained using input oriented DEA model. A Kruskal Wallis and Mann Whitney test are employed to examine any significant difference in cost efficiency between Takaful industry and insurance industry. The main findings indicate a significant difference in cost efficiency between takaful and insurance industries. The av...

  • islamic_cooperative_finance_model_morocco_case_ansar_finance_uk_soal.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Proceeding


  • Authors: Touati, Fatima; Alaoui, AbdelKader; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2013)

  • In view of the heightened interest in Islamic Finance (IF) of some of the countries in the Middle East, in particular Morocco, which is currently initiating the promulgation of new laws on IF, it is thought to be timely to present in this paper the model of Cooperative Finance (CF) based on the system of mutual investment that is in line with Shariah. It is hoped that this model can be considered for integration within the new Moroccan legal framework. This approach provides alternatives to banking credit or financing that are in strict compliance with the legal Islamic Finance principles. Moreover it encourages solidarity within civil society or between groups of people demonstrating...

  • 2011_june_23_assesing_the_growth_takaful_potential_23_june_2011_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2011-06-23)

  • The term "Family Takaful" means "guarantee the family" which is more apt than the term "Life insurance", simply because no one can guarantee his own life, what more other people's life. What an individual participates in when he takes up a family takaful is to ensure that when he is indisposed, his immediate family will receive the benefits of the takaful that he has participated in. The benefits will be in three different forms, the accumulated contribution that he has made over the years, the profit that the accumulated contributions have earned and the takaful coverage that he has pledged to participate in.

  • item.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Shaukat, Mughees; El Alaoui, AbdelKader Ouatik; Lasri, Abdeslame; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2013)

  • The recent surge in demand for Shariah compliant instruments alongside the launch of Dow Jones City group Sukuk Index in 2006 has further catalyzed the increase in the number of issuance of global Islamic Sukuk. Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar have become major issuers of global Sukuk which are highly demanded by investors. The normal rationale given behind such behavior might be the religious commitments to involve in riba free investments. However, it is worth testing that is it only religious commitments that are driving the demand or there may be some other factors contributing to this surge. Realizing that the majority of global Sukuk issuance is from the oil exporter countries, one ...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Ismail, Norashikin (2011)

  • This study attempts to measure the relative efficiency of the Takaful industry and the conventional insurance industry in Malaysia. A sample of 18 frims consisting of 7 takaful operators and 11 insurance firms is examined over the period 2004 to 2009. The study employs Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to estimate the technical, cost and profit efficiencies for the takaful and insurance industry ... Available in physical copy only (Call Number: t HG 8049 M4 N822)

  • Phd_The_determinants_of_mission_drift_in_microfinance_and_threshold_of_outreach_financial_stability_Ashraful_Mobin.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Mobin, Mohammad Ashraful (2017)

  • The microfinance industry can reach the poor in large scale and yet attain profitability. To maintain these two objectives which is known as double bottom line, microfinance institutions (MFIs) have to find the right balance between financial sustainability and social performance. However, there have been considerable debates on whether the goals of the double bottom line have been compromised. It is argued that to attain profitability, MFIs have allegedly shifted away from its mandate of serving the poorest borrowers in pursuit of financial sustainability. This phenomenon is described as "mission drift" ... Available in physical copy and downloadable format (Call Number: t HG 178....

  • developing_world_class_human_capital_islamic_finance_syed_othman.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2015)

  • Since the last decade, Islamic Finance (IF) has seen unparalleled growth in terms of industry size and value. According to E&Y World Islamic Banking Competitive Report 2014/15, the Global Islamic Banking assets witnessed a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 17% from 2009 - 2013.

  • 2013_jan_16_contemporary_role_of_waqf_in_higher_education_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2013-01-16)

  • Islam has encouraged the early Muslims to spend out of whatever they have for charity. When the verse 92 of Surah Ali Imran was revealed, there was not a single Muslim who did not part with whatever they have so as to belong to the category of "birr" or good. The fact that all wealth belongs to Allah means that whatever we give away in His cause is nothing compared to what He has given us. The most important implication is that waqf allows accumulation of capital infinitely as long as more and more capital are being made waqf.

  • 2009_july_8_education_traning_and_qualification_alhabshi.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2009-07-08)

  • Finance used to be widely treated as part of economics which also encompasses personal, public and corporate finance. It is also considered as the science of fund management, spending, saving and budgeting. Hence it includes stocks, capital and money markets, unit trusts, asset management, etc. However, Islamic finance as is widely used today encompasses all of the above plus banking, takaful, wealth planning, capital and money markets and all activities related to them as well.

  • 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 ... Available in physical copy only (Call Number: t HG 4089 M4 M697)

  • 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 ... Available in physical copy and downloadable format (Call Number: t HG 8051 K16)

  • 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.