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  • Legal_Shariah_non_compliance risks_Nigerian_Islamic_finance_industry_review_literature_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mustapha, Zakariya; Kunhibava, Sherin; Muneeza, Aishath (2021)

  • The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on Islamic finance vis-a-vis legal and Shari'ah non-compliance risks in its transactions and judicial dispute resolution in Nigeria. This is with a view to putting forward direction for future studies on the duo of legal and Shari'ah non-compliance risks and their impact in Islamic finance. This review is designed as an exploratory study and qualitative methodology is used in examining relevant literature comprising of primary and secondary data while identifying legal risk and Shari'ah non-compliance risks of Nigeria's Islamic finance industry. Using the doctrinal approach together with content analysis, relevant Nigerian laws and...

  • Application_of_precious_metal-backed_cryptocurrency_Islamic_finance_aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hassan, M. Kabir; Muneeza, Aishath; Abubakar, Mustapha; Haruna, Muhammad Auwalu (2021)

  • Finance industry has become an essential part of the digital transformation in the perspective of Industry 4.0. The objective of this research is to find out the prospects of applying precious metal-backed cryptocurrency (PMBC) to Islamic finance by exploring its application to the different Islamic finance contracts for structuring Islamic finance products. A qualitative methodology is employed in conducting this research where relevant literature on the subject matter was reviewed. By using doctrinal approach, the paper presents Shari'ah compatibility of and issues in application of PMBC to Islamic finance contracts. The outcome of the research reveals that there is scope to use PMB...

  • Mechanisms_to_handle_default_cases_Islamic_banking_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hassan, M. Kabir; Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2021)

  • This research investigates how Islamic banking institutions control default cases and the mechanisms they employ in handling such cases with reference to Malaysian Islamic banking regime. It was conducted on an exploratory design that employed doctrinal approach. Data were sourced from relevant statutes, regulatory guidelines, policy documents and established practices among Islamic banking institutions as well as academic texts that pertain to default cases. The data were examined with legal reasoning and qualitative analysis. The research finds that Islamic banks are prone to default cases and provide internal and external mechanisms to handle such cases in their operations. Though ...

  • covid-19_islamic_social_finance_kabir_aishath_adel.jpg.jpg
  • Book


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

  • It is said that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned back the poverty clock. As such, there is a need to have social mechanisms put in place to provide relief to those who are affected in this regard. Islamic social finance consists of tools and institutions that could be used to alleviate poverty. This book explores the impact of COVID-19 on Islamic finance to better understand the effectiveness of Islamic social finance in helping those who have been affected by poverty overnight due to the halt in all major economic activities in the context of the pandemic. Since the struggle against poverty in each country will be different, the book attempts to shed light on the experiences of diffe...

  • Measuring_ethical_judgement_on_ethical_choice_ethical_system_Saiful.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Shamsudheen, Shinaj Valangattil; Rosly, Saiful Azhar (2021)

  • This paper aims to examine the influence of ethical judgement on decision-making behaviour related to ethical issues of Islamic banking practitioners in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The study adopted a confirmatory approach in which validated/established "normative ethical standards" are taken into the consideration as theoretical underpinning. In total, 262 samples are collected from Islamic banking practitioners in the UAE and data analysis is conducted using structural equation modelling. The empirical findings indicate that the decision-making behaviour related to ethical issues of Islamic banking practitioners in UAE does not adhere to any set of normative ethical standards an...

  • Competition_diversification_stability_the_Indonesia_banking_system_Baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Khattak, Mudeer Ahmed; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Islam, Muhammad Umar; Ali, Mohsin (2021)

  • We examine the impact of competition and portfolio diversification on banking stability for conventional and Islamic banks in Indonesia. We find that the Islamic banking sector is less stable, when compared to the conventional banking sector. Competition in the banking sector reduces stability, while diversification enhances it. We find that competition negatively impacts the Islamic banks, but diversification has no impact on these banks. An interesting finding is that competition and diversification complement each other in enhancing the stability of the Indonesian banking sector. These findings carry an important policy implication for the banking sector of Indonesia.

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mustaffa Kamil, Nazrol Kamil; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2021)

  • Islamic equity portfolios work with a smaller investment universe given the filtering of non Shari'ah compliant stocks. It has been theoretically argued that this culminates in suboptimal portfolio diversification, which in turn adversely affects risk-adjusted returns. We offer empirical evidence that such a conceived portfolio diversification "penalty" is far from a foregone conclusion, at least empirically. Our results tend to indicate that Islamic portfolios are not invariably handicapped in terms of portfolio diversification. We also explored dimensions that may account for differences in the relative investment performance between Islamic and conventional portfolios, such as port...

  • Islamic_fintech_financial_inclusion_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2021)

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

  • too_small_succeed_versus_too_big_fail_marjan_obiya_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Naseri, Marjan; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2020)

  • Even though large banks could imply large risks and heightened vulnerability for a country's macroeconomy, the presence of many small banks with similar behavior such as Islamic banks could also cause systemic risks. This article makes an initial attempt to investigate the impact of bank size on banking performance. Our study spans 12 emerging countries with dual banking systems and applies two-step dynamic system GMM estimator. The results show that size really does matter in the banking industry, and its impact on performance tends to be non-linear with a trade-off between profitability and efficiency. Comparing conventional with Islamic banks, we find that bank size has almost the ...

  • bank_risk_financial_development_evidence_form_dual_banking_countries_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Naeem Azmi, Choudhary Wajahat; Ali, Mohsin (2020)

  • This study examines the impact of financial development on bank risk-taking, measured as bank capitalization and bank income diversification. We observe the relationship using annual bank-level data from countries with dual-banking systems. The dataset spans from 2000 to 2014. Our results suggest that the impact of financial development on bank capitalization is heterogeneous across Islamic and conventional commercial banks. Moreover, the effect is different across listed and unlisted banks. However, on average, the response of income diversification to financial development is similar across most specifications. Additionally, bank risk is found to be countercyclical, suggesting that ...

  • a_fresh_view_on_zakah_as_socio-financial_tool_to_promote_ethics_magda.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda (2020)

  • Current statistical data shows that almost all Muslim countries are facing economic and social problems such as the spread of poverty, mounting outstanding external debt due to compound interest and widespread unethical behaviour. Some contemporary scholars relate these problems to the oppression and the crippling policies of former colonial administrations, while others point to the governmental incompetence and corruption that triggered the last Arab spring. However, this paper contends that although the above mentioned issues may have served as catalysts that led to the worsening of socio-economic situation in many countries, the main reason for the overwhelming problems plaguing M...

  • damage_assessment_Kelantan_flooding_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Padli, Jaharudin; Md. Shah, Kamarul; Musa, Haslina; Jasmi, Abu Talib; Ahmad, Jusuh; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2020)

  • This study will focus on assessing the total amount of damage and losses that has occurred during the 2014 flood disaster in Kelantan. The phenomenon of heavy rainfall during monsoon season is normal in Malaysia especially for the east coastal state areas between November to March every year. With the rainfall rate of 794mm which is 1.6 times higher than the average rainfall from the previous year, it has destroyed dwelling houses, animals, crops and also agricultural land. By using cross-sectional data analysis with Ordinary Least Square (OLS) method on 686 respondents in Kuala Krai, Kelantan, the results showed that early warning indicators such as Short Message Services (SMS) and o...

  • short-term_Shariah-compliant_Islamic_liquidity_management_instruments_sustain_Islamic_banking_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • The purpose of this paper is to describe the structure of the Islamic treasury bills issued by the Central Bank of Maldives, Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) for the benefit of those jurisdictions that aspire to introduce short term Islamic liquidity management instruments. This is exploratory research where the experience of the author in structuring the Islamic liquidity management instruments discussed in the paper. It is evident from the discussions of this paper that innovation is the key to structure Shari'ah compliant short term liquidity management instruments. The example of Maldives has proved that there is a need to amend the laws of the country to facilitate Central banks...

  • the_application_of ju’alah_Islamic_finance_aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohamed, Ismail Mohd; Mohd Rafede; Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • Ju'alah is one of the least researched types of Shariah contracts used in Islamic finance. The objective of this paper is to explore the current and potential applications of Ju'alah with specific reference to Malaysian Islamic banking, takaful and the Islamic capital market. This paper establishes that there is potential for using Ju'alah in Islamic finance as a primary and/or secondary contract. It also establishes that Ju'alah can be used in takaful, though it is not being currently used for this in Islamic banking and the Islamic capital market in Malaysia. It is anticipated that the findings of this paper will improve understanding of the practice of Ju'alah in the Malaysian Isla...

  • house_financing_contracts_used_Islamic_banks_finished_properties_Malaysia_aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath; Fauzi, Muhammad Fahmi; Mat Nor, Muhammad Faisal; Abideen, Mohamed; Ajroudi, Muhammed Maher (2020)

  • The purpose of this paper is to find out the existing practices of the Islamic banks in providing financing to the customers who have a requirement to purchase a finished property and to examine the existing products used by the Islamic banks in this regard by providing an insight into the modus operandi of these products. In doing this, attempt is made to find out the most famous product offered by the Islamic banks in this regard and to find out whether in reality, Malaysian Islamic banking industry has moved away from Bai Bithaman Ajil (BBA) or not. This is a qualitative research, largely library-based, and it will consist of secondary sources such as books, journals, articles and ...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Ali, Mohsin; Oravampurath, Hasanul Banna; Ziyaad, Mahomed (2020)

  • This chapter examines the economic impact of the migrants' return to Kerala, India during the Gulf oil crisis 2014-2016. Many migrants returned to their homeland during the crisis because they could not find work in the Middle East. The Kerala economy confronted this as one of the biggest threats which directly affected the economy. Almost USD 900 million had been brought to the homeland as remittance from Non-Residential Keralites (NRKs) working in Gulf countries. But the return of a large number of NRKs decreased the remittances to 10-15%. This chapter proposes Social Impact Sukuk to support the migrants who are back to their homelands from GCC countries. Data and information are co...

  • regulating_fintech_business_aishath.png.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Kunhibava, Sherin; Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • The Malaysian finance industry is governed by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). BNM governs the banking and insurance industries and the SC regulates and develops its capital market. Both authorities have issued regulations to cater for the proliferation of fintech businesses. For example, BNM issued regulations on digital currency exchanges, electronic-know your customer requirements for fintech companies facilitating remittances, and a regulatory sandbox framework for fintech businesses. Similarly, the SC issued a digital investment management framework, another to facilitate equity crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, and digital asset exchanges, an...

  • comment_on_protectionism_under Trump_ariff.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Abdul Kareem, Mohamed Ariff (2020)

  • The USA under Trump has departed from its long-cherished tradition of being a leading proponent of liberal trade policies to a new norm that seeks comfort in protection-ism. Noland (2020) provides a deep insight into the political economy that explains the sudden reversal of US trade policies since 2016. In addition to furnishing an excel-lent literature survey which sheds considerable light on the issues at hand, Noland delves into an econometric analysis of the voter preferences, in which the explanatory variables are economic, demographic and cultural factors, with interaction terms.

  • Maldives_Islamic_bank_performs_well_financially_last_quarter_2019_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) has achieved strong and healthy financial results for the final quarter of 2019 with a net profit of MVR25.6 million (US$1.63 million) which is an increase in profit of 13.8% from the third quarter of 2019, according to its press release on the 30th January 2020.

  • zakat_funds_moratorium_Maldives_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • On the 22nd April 2020, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs of the Republic of Maldives announced that MVR1 million (US$63,895.8) will be allocated from Zakat funds to be given to the needy and poor aff ected by COVID-19. According to the World Bank, the Maldives is a middle-income country with GDP per capita of US$10,331 (2018). The Ministry of Gender and Family will receive the MVR1 million to help those affected. Before this, about MVR3 million (US$191,687) was spent by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs for Maldivians stranded in other countries due to lockdowns.

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  • Legal_Shariah_non_compliance risks_Nigerian_Islamic_finance_industry_review_literature_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mustapha, Zakariya; Kunhibava, Sherin; Muneeza, Aishath (2021)

  • The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on Islamic finance vis-a-vis legal and Shari'ah non-compliance risks in its transactions and judicial dispute resolution in Nigeria. This is with a view to putting forward direction for future studies on the duo of legal and Shari'ah non-compliance risks and their impact in Islamic finance. This review is designed as an exploratory study and qualitative methodology is used in examining relevant literature comprising of primary and secondary data while identifying legal risk and Shari'ah non-compliance risks of Nigeria's Islamic finance industry. Using the doctrinal approach together with content analysis, relevant Nigerian laws and...

  • Application_of_precious_metal-backed_cryptocurrency_Islamic_finance_aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hassan, M. Kabir; Muneeza, Aishath; Abubakar, Mustapha; Haruna, Muhammad Auwalu (2021)

  • Finance industry has become an essential part of the digital transformation in the perspective of Industry 4.0. The objective of this research is to find out the prospects of applying precious metal-backed cryptocurrency (PMBC) to Islamic finance by exploring its application to the different Islamic finance contracts for structuring Islamic finance products. A qualitative methodology is employed in conducting this research where relevant literature on the subject matter was reviewed. By using doctrinal approach, the paper presents Shari'ah compatibility of and issues in application of PMBC to Islamic finance contracts. The outcome of the research reveals that there is scope to use PMB...

  • Mechanisms_to_handle_default_cases_Islamic_banking_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hassan, M. Kabir; Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2021)

  • This research investigates how Islamic banking institutions control default cases and the mechanisms they employ in handling such cases with reference to Malaysian Islamic banking regime. It was conducted on an exploratory design that employed doctrinal approach. Data were sourced from relevant statutes, regulatory guidelines, policy documents and established practices among Islamic banking institutions as well as academic texts that pertain to default cases. The data were examined with legal reasoning and qualitative analysis. The research finds that Islamic banks are prone to default cases and provide internal and external mechanisms to handle such cases in their operations. Though ...

  • covid-19_islamic_social_finance_kabir_aishath_adel.jpg.jpg
  • Book


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

  • It is said that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned back the poverty clock. As such, there is a need to have social mechanisms put in place to provide relief to those who are affected in this regard. Islamic social finance consists of tools and institutions that could be used to alleviate poverty. This book explores the impact of COVID-19 on Islamic finance to better understand the effectiveness of Islamic social finance in helping those who have been affected by poverty overnight due to the halt in all major economic activities in the context of the pandemic. Since the struggle against poverty in each country will be different, the book attempts to shed light on the experiences of diffe...

  • Measuring_ethical_judgement_on_ethical_choice_ethical_system_Saiful.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Shamsudheen, Shinaj Valangattil; Rosly, Saiful Azhar (2021)

  • This paper aims to examine the influence of ethical judgement on decision-making behaviour related to ethical issues of Islamic banking practitioners in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The study adopted a confirmatory approach in which validated/established "normative ethical standards" are taken into the consideration as theoretical underpinning. In total, 262 samples are collected from Islamic banking practitioners in the UAE and data analysis is conducted using structural equation modelling. The empirical findings indicate that the decision-making behaviour related to ethical issues of Islamic banking practitioners in UAE does not adhere to any set of normative ethical standards an...

  • Competition_diversification_stability_the_Indonesia_banking_system_Baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Khattak, Mudeer Ahmed; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Islam, Muhammad Umar; Ali, Mohsin (2021)

  • We examine the impact of competition and portfolio diversification on banking stability for conventional and Islamic banks in Indonesia. We find that the Islamic banking sector is less stable, when compared to the conventional banking sector. Competition in the banking sector reduces stability, while diversification enhances it. We find that competition negatively impacts the Islamic banks, but diversification has no impact on these banks. An interesting finding is that competition and diversification complement each other in enhancing the stability of the Indonesian banking sector. These findings carry an important policy implication for the banking sector of Indonesia.

  • item.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mustaffa Kamil, Nazrol Kamil; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2021)

  • Islamic equity portfolios work with a smaller investment universe given the filtering of non Shari'ah compliant stocks. It has been theoretically argued that this culminates in suboptimal portfolio diversification, which in turn adversely affects risk-adjusted returns. We offer empirical evidence that such a conceived portfolio diversification "penalty" is far from a foregone conclusion, at least empirically. Our results tend to indicate that Islamic portfolios are not invariably handicapped in terms of portfolio diversification. We also explored dimensions that may account for differences in the relative investment performance between Islamic and conventional portfolios, such as port...

  • Islamic_fintech_financial_inclusion_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2021)

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

  • too_small_succeed_versus_too_big_fail_marjan_obiya_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Naseri, Marjan; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2020)

  • Even though large banks could imply large risks and heightened vulnerability for a country's macroeconomy, the presence of many small banks with similar behavior such as Islamic banks could also cause systemic risks. This article makes an initial attempt to investigate the impact of bank size on banking performance. Our study spans 12 emerging countries with dual banking systems and applies two-step dynamic system GMM estimator. The results show that size really does matter in the banking industry, and its impact on performance tends to be non-linear with a trade-off between profitability and efficiency. Comparing conventional with Islamic banks, we find that bank size has almost the ...

  • bank_risk_financial_development_evidence_form_dual_banking_countries_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Naeem Azmi, Choudhary Wajahat; Ali, Mohsin (2020)

  • This study examines the impact of financial development on bank risk-taking, measured as bank capitalization and bank income diversification. We observe the relationship using annual bank-level data from countries with dual-banking systems. The dataset spans from 2000 to 2014. Our results suggest that the impact of financial development on bank capitalization is heterogeneous across Islamic and conventional commercial banks. Moreover, the effect is different across listed and unlisted banks. However, on average, the response of income diversification to financial development is similar across most specifications. Additionally, bank risk is found to be countercyclical, suggesting that ...

  • a_fresh_view_on_zakah_as_socio-financial_tool_to_promote_ethics_magda.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda (2020)

  • Current statistical data shows that almost all Muslim countries are facing economic and social problems such as the spread of poverty, mounting outstanding external debt due to compound interest and widespread unethical behaviour. Some contemporary scholars relate these problems to the oppression and the crippling policies of former colonial administrations, while others point to the governmental incompetence and corruption that triggered the last Arab spring. However, this paper contends that although the above mentioned issues may have served as catalysts that led to the worsening of socio-economic situation in many countries, the main reason for the overwhelming problems plaguing M...

  • damage_assessment_Kelantan_flooding_baharom et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Padli, Jaharudin; Md. Shah, Kamarul; Musa, Haslina; Jasmi, Abu Talib; Ahmad, Jusuh; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2020)

  • This study will focus on assessing the total amount of damage and losses that has occurred during the 2014 flood disaster in Kelantan. The phenomenon of heavy rainfall during monsoon season is normal in Malaysia especially for the east coastal state areas between November to March every year. With the rainfall rate of 794mm which is 1.6 times higher than the average rainfall from the previous year, it has destroyed dwelling houses, animals, crops and also agricultural land. By using cross-sectional data analysis with Ordinary Least Square (OLS) method on 686 respondents in Kuala Krai, Kelantan, the results showed that early warning indicators such as Short Message Services (SMS) and o...

  • short-term_Shariah-compliant_Islamic_liquidity_management_instruments_sustain_Islamic_banking_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • The purpose of this paper is to describe the structure of the Islamic treasury bills issued by the Central Bank of Maldives, Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) for the benefit of those jurisdictions that aspire to introduce short term Islamic liquidity management instruments. This is exploratory research where the experience of the author in structuring the Islamic liquidity management instruments discussed in the paper. It is evident from the discussions of this paper that innovation is the key to structure Shari'ah compliant short term liquidity management instruments. The example of Maldives has proved that there is a need to amend the laws of the country to facilitate Central banks...

  • the_application_of ju’alah_Islamic_finance_aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohamed, Ismail Mohd; Mohd Rafede; Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • Ju'alah is one of the least researched types of Shariah contracts used in Islamic finance. The objective of this paper is to explore the current and potential applications of Ju'alah with specific reference to Malaysian Islamic banking, takaful and the Islamic capital market. This paper establishes that there is potential for using Ju'alah in Islamic finance as a primary and/or secondary contract. It also establishes that Ju'alah can be used in takaful, though it is not being currently used for this in Islamic banking and the Islamic capital market in Malaysia. It is anticipated that the findings of this paper will improve understanding of the practice of Ju'alah in the Malaysian Isla...

  • house_financing_contracts_used_Islamic_banks_finished_properties_Malaysia_aishath et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath; Fauzi, Muhammad Fahmi; Mat Nor, Muhammad Faisal; Abideen, Mohamed; Ajroudi, Muhammed Maher (2020)

  • The purpose of this paper is to find out the existing practices of the Islamic banks in providing financing to the customers who have a requirement to purchase a finished property and to examine the existing products used by the Islamic banks in this regard by providing an insight into the modus operandi of these products. In doing this, attempt is made to find out the most famous product offered by the Islamic banks in this regard and to find out whether in reality, Malaysian Islamic banking industry has moved away from Bai Bithaman Ajil (BBA) or not. This is a qualitative research, largely library-based, and it will consist of secondary sources such as books, journals, articles and ...

  • item.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Ali, Mohsin; Oravampurath, Hasanul Banna; Ziyaad, Mahomed (2020)

  • This chapter examines the economic impact of the migrants' return to Kerala, India during the Gulf oil crisis 2014-2016. Many migrants returned to their homeland during the crisis because they could not find work in the Middle East. The Kerala economy confronted this as one of the biggest threats which directly affected the economy. Almost USD 900 million had been brought to the homeland as remittance from Non-Residential Keralites (NRKs) working in Gulf countries. But the return of a large number of NRKs decreased the remittances to 10-15%. This chapter proposes Social Impact Sukuk to support the migrants who are back to their homelands from GCC countries. Data and information are co...

  • regulating_fintech_business_aishath.png.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Kunhibava, Sherin; Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • The Malaysian finance industry is governed by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). BNM governs the banking and insurance industries and the SC regulates and develops its capital market. Both authorities have issued regulations to cater for the proliferation of fintech businesses. For example, BNM issued regulations on digital currency exchanges, electronic-know your customer requirements for fintech companies facilitating remittances, and a regulatory sandbox framework for fintech businesses. Similarly, the SC issued a digital investment management framework, another to facilitate equity crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, and digital asset exchanges, an...

  • comment_on_protectionism_under Trump_ariff.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Abdul Kareem, Mohamed Ariff (2020)

  • The USA under Trump has departed from its long-cherished tradition of being a leading proponent of liberal trade policies to a new norm that seeks comfort in protection-ism. Noland (2020) provides a deep insight into the political economy that explains the sudden reversal of US trade policies since 2016. In addition to furnishing an excel-lent literature survey which sheds considerable light on the issues at hand, Noland delves into an econometric analysis of the voter preferences, in which the explanatory variables are economic, demographic and cultural factors, with interaction terms.

  • Maldives_Islamic_bank_performs_well_financially_last_quarter_2019_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) has achieved strong and healthy financial results for the final quarter of 2019 with a net profit of MVR25.6 million (US$1.63 million) which is an increase in profit of 13.8% from the third quarter of 2019, according to its press release on the 30th January 2020.

  • zakat_funds_moratorium_Maldives_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • On the 22nd April 2020, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs of the Republic of Maldives announced that MVR1 million (US$63,895.8) will be allocated from Zakat funds to be given to the needy and poor aff ected by COVID-19. According to the World Bank, the Maldives is a middle-income country with GDP per capita of US$10,331 (2018). The Ministry of Gender and Family will receive the MVR1 million to help those affected. Before this, about MVR3 million (US$191,687) was spent by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs for Maldivians stranded in other countries due to lockdowns.