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  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • In this February, it was announced that The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) hopes to install "Rice ATM machines" at 85 mosques in the Federal Territory to facilitate its 23,000 asnaf or tithe recipients (Bernama, 2019). It is reported by Bernama (2019) that the cost of this machine is RM19,000 and is the first in the country and it has two functions, namely to give out rice supply in desired quantity and has a donation box to receive funds from the public. On February 15th, first rice ATM machine was installed at Al-Akram Mosque in Kampung Datuk Keramat.

  • the_maldives_celebrates_that_crystal_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • Amana Takaful Maldives celebrated its 15th anniversary of Islamic finance by honoring key institutional and individual stakeholders who assisted in the development of Islamic finance with awards of appreciation on the 11th July. The governor of the Central Bank of Maldives was the chief guest. Apart from myself, the other individual award recipient was Fathimath Shafeega, former CEO of Capital Market Development Authority, who is currently a board director of the Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB).

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  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • In a news conference held by Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) on the 30th June 2019, it was announced that MIB is going public and its IPO will begin on the 28th July 2019 and close on the 18th September 2019. The price per share will be MVR35 (US$2.21). The main aim of this IPO, according to the new managing director of MIB, is to increase the participation of locals (Maldivians) in the ownership of MIB. The total targeted amount to be raised via the IPO is MVR244 million (US$15.41 million). MIB is selling 31% of its shares equivalent to 6.98 million shares.

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  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • The central bank of the Maldives, the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA), has published its annual report for 2018. The governor stated in the report that he is happy to reveal that an MMA staff member was selected to pursue postgraduate studies in Islamic banking and finance - a highly sought-after and up-and-coming field in today's world of finance. In addition, several changes were made to the organizational structure of the MMA during the year, to enhance the operational efficiency and governance of the institution.

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Chowdhury, Mohammad Ashraful Ferdous (2019)

  • In spite of the expanding number of studies investigating the effect of institutional quality on capital flows, a very few attempts has been made to investigate the impact of capital flows on the institutional quality of host countries.This study investigates the role of capital flows on the institutional infrastructure of the OIC countries, which are divided into three separate essays. The first essay investigates the impact of the official development assistance (ODA) on the institutional development of the OIC counties. The research uses system GMM, and the data for this study is obtained from 40 OIC countries for the three-year average period from 1991 to 2016. Empirical findings ...

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Ludeen, Abdullah (2019)

  • The first objective of this study aims to investigate the current status of financial inclusion and the second research objective aims to study the determinants of populations' refusal or inability to participate in banking system. The qualitative approach is used for the first research objective whereas quantitative technique is used to address the second objective. For the purpose of quantitative approach, primary data was collected through survey questionnaires from financially excluded population (individuals without a bank account or having only salary account) in Kabul province to answer the hypotheses outlined for this study. The data was analyzed using Structural Equation Mode...

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  • Master


  • Authors: Nkoba, Malik Abdulrahman (2019)

  • The spotlight of this study is to examine the relationship between microfinance and poverty with specific focus to OIC countries and Islamic Microfinance institutions (MFls). Using an unbalanced panel dataset covering of 2,904 microfinance institutions from 120 countries and applying two econometrics techniques: Generalized method of moments (GMM) and two stage least squares instrumental variable regression, my study fails to establish the positive role of microfinance institutions in alleviating poverty. Taking into account the endogeneity problem associated with microfinance loans and domestic credit, I show that microfinance institutions neither reach the poor nor the poorest. I fi...

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Gulzar Mohd, Rosana (2019)

  • Despite the increase in studies on Islamic banks, there is a number of issues. Firstly, the comparison is with commercial banks although in reality, Islamic banks have strayed from their theoretical foundations of mutuality and profit-sharing. A more apt comparison is thus with cooperative banks, which share similar theoretical foundations with Islamic banks. Secondly, this comparison may unlock the stability puzzle for Islamic banks. While theoretically they are argued to be stabilising, empirically, the evidence is mixed. Several works concur with the notion of superior stability in Islamic compared to conventional banks but of late, there are increasing findings to the contrary. Th...

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Omer, Gamal Salih (2019)

  • This research aims to examine the relationship between Islamic banks' profitability and shareholders' value with the market structures, ownership structures, and financial risk factors, and to test for any differences in these performances between the Islamic and conventional banks. The impacts of both market and ownership structures and financial risks of banking performance is recognized globally and critical for the banking industry. The market and ownership structures are considered pertinent as they indicate competitive environment in which banks can lower costs, extend access to finance, and build effectiveness while garnering impacts of the financial risks will promote financia...

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  • Master


  • Authors: Adedamola, Adebumiti Qazeem (2019)

  • This thesis examines the Major Sukuk Defaults that have been experienced to date in the Islamic Capital Market. The total major cases that have been witnessed, according to Syed Ali (2016), are 10 major cases. A further dig by this study found that they are actually 11 major cases in total. Due to constraints and data availability, only 6 major cases were sampled. While previous studies have discussed Sukuk defaults from many perspectives, few attention have, so far, been given to issues in Sukuk default from a Shari'ah perspective. This study investigates some of the issues with the 6 major cases sampled from a Shari'ah perspective. Hence, the contribution of this research is germane...

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  • Master


  • Authors: Hamzah, Nurrawaida Husna (2019)

  • The mainstream belief that finance contributes positively to an economy has been challenged in view of financial crises that hit economies worldwide, while the notion that Islamic finance is more stable than conventional finance has been criticised as the structure often mimic conventional financing. Amidst the rapid development of Islamic finance in Malaysia, the question of whether it contributes positively to the economy is never resolved. The present paper uses 'Islamic financing' and 'Islamic deposits' as proxies to analyse the relationship between Islamic financial development and economic growth. By employing vector error correction method (VECM) and variance decomposition (VDC...

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Tengku Zainal Abidin, Tengku Roziana (2019)

  • The world is striving towards eradicating poverty via inclusive growth. Financial inclusion is seen as an important tool towards getting the unbanked, poor population into the financial system. Does greater financial inclusion create financial stability? Engaging the less financially capable people into the financial system is not a risk-free undertaking. Relaxation of rules and regulations which trigger sub-prime crisis in 2007-2008 has proven that more exposure to 'unfit' borrowers may lead to financial instability. Our study focuses on OIC countries for the impressive growth of lslamic finance during the past decade where 95% of the assets reside in the majority-Muslims countries y...

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Islam, Muhammad Umar (2019)

  • Globally, the awareness about sustainability has increased due to the lingering environment, social and governance-related issues. In this perspective, the role of social media and consumer awareness are important since they influence the corporate sector to care for sustainable development. Banks, being very important to the economy, contribute to sustainability through their internal (through governance, data security, etc.) and external (through environment-friendly loans , financial inclusion, etc.) practices. These practices are collectively called as environment, society, and governance (ESG) sustainability. ESG practices by banks are important since they operate on public funds...

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Hussin, Syaryanti (2019)

  • One of important non-financial information to be disclosed by IFIs is the information related to environment, social and governance (ESG) matters. Solid ESG practices result in lower risk and better operational performance of firm. The increasing cases of corporate collapse over non-financial issues during the last decades have highlighted the importance of ESG disclosure. IFIs have been seen left behind in term of providing their stakeholders with enough information to the stakeholders' attached surrounding from environmental aspect. In addition of that , the study examines SC characteristics from SC size, SC meeting and international member on the linkages between governance mechani...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain (2019)

  • Accounting for revenue recognition has been a subject of interest for regulators and other market participants. The interest stems from the fact that revenue forms the greatest single item in the financial statements (FASB, 2002 , p. 1). Indeed, aggressive revenue recognition has always been associated with corporate financial scandals like Enron, Worldcom and Parmalat. It has been used to mask firms' real performance with the aim of preventing shareholders and stakeholders from scrutinizing their financial performance and other wrongdoings. The Securities and Exchange Commission in the US documented that mistake in revenue recognition as the lead issue in "financial reporting errors"...

  • chapter 3_analysis_accounting_Islamic_perspectives_Zulkarnain_Nurazleena.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Ismail, Nurazleena (2019)

  • This chapter provides a discussion of a study that examines accounting in Islamic perspectives. The discussion includes an overview of the development of Islamic finance, accounting in Islamic perspectives, decision usefulness, stewardship, accountability, financial measurement, disclosure and presentation and four key accounting assumptions, namely 'substance over form', 'time value of money', 'fair value' measurement and 'recognition based on probability', which serve as important guides to preparers of financial information ...

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2019)

  • Technology has advanced with the spread of internet services. Statistics by the United States have estimated that internet facilities have been made available to over a third of the total world population and, in the same vein, access to mobile phones has been rendered to about 85 percent of the population. Crowdfunding finds widespread support via internet platforms and is gaining momentum as a means to empower people and businesses hitherto unable to access banking or access limited facilities therefrom. Today, it has become a mechanism for raising funds to build multi-billion-dollar industries. It is said that the difficulties encountered while struggling to source funds by newly-f...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain (2019)

  • Islamic finance industry has grown rapidly over the last few years, where the 2018 Islamic Finance Development Report by Thomson Reuters reported that the year on year growth by of 11% to US$2.4 trillion in assets in 2017 and predicted that it would grow to $3.8tn of assets by 2023 (Thomson Reuters, 2018). Realising the importance of the industry, this book examines various issues on Accounting and Governance of Islamic financial institutions. In fact, the unique feature of Islamic financ that is based on the shariah principle warrants critical examination on various issues relating to accounting of Islamic financial transactions. Basically, business dealings are prohibited to contain...

  • chapter 7_accounting_musharakah_mutanaqisah_home_financing_Mahmoud et al.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Al Homsi, Mahmoud; Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Asadov, Alam (2019)

  • This chapter provides the discussion on accounting issues for Musharakah Mutanaqisah (MM) home financing in the case of Malaysia. Though the MM mode of financing has addressed the 'ambiguities and risk issues in conventional mortgage financing and the controversy that surrounds other financing packages like al Bai Bithaman Ajiland Bay al Inah (Mydin-Meera & Abdul-Razak, 2009), there are some practical issues in operating this mode of financing, as Islamic banks operate this type of contract more closely to conventional practice, thereby lacking the spirit of the contract itself ...

  • belt_and_road_initiative_and_Islamic_financing_jinzi_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: JinZi, Chu; Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • China's One Belt and One Road (OBOR) is a global trade network across Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania. Also known as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), OBOR is an attempt to redraw ancient Silk Road to foster global trade and economic development. Nearly 30 Muslims-majority countries are part of China's vision of BRI. The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to investigate how public private partnership (PPP) has been applied in BRI projects; and second, to explore how Islamic finance can fit within a PPP context. This paper proposes a framework for using Islamic finance in infrastructure PPP projects. This paper also analyses two PPP projects where Islamic finance was deployed as p...

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  • rice_atms_technology_based_innovations_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • In this February, it was announced that The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) hopes to install "Rice ATM machines" at 85 mosques in the Federal Territory to facilitate its 23,000 asnaf or tithe recipients (Bernama, 2019). It is reported by Bernama (2019) that the cost of this machine is RM19,000 and is the first in the country and it has two functions, namely to give out rice supply in desired quantity and has a donation box to receive funds from the public. On February 15th, first rice ATM machine was installed at Al-Akram Mosque in Kampung Datuk Keramat.

  • the_maldives_celebrates_that_crystal_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • Amana Takaful Maldives celebrated its 15th anniversary of Islamic finance by honoring key institutional and individual stakeholders who assisted in the development of Islamic finance with awards of appreciation on the 11th July. The governor of the Central Bank of Maldives was the chief guest. Apart from myself, the other individual award recipient was Fathimath Shafeega, former CEO of Capital Market Development Authority, who is currently a board director of the Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB).

  • the_pricing_of_maldives_islamic_bank_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • In a news conference held by Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) on the 30th June 2019, it was announced that MIB is going public and its IPO will begin on the 28th July 2019 and close on the 18th September 2019. The price per share will be MVR35 (US$2.21). The main aim of this IPO, according to the new managing director of MIB, is to increase the participation of locals (Maldivians) in the ownership of MIB. The total targeted amount to be raised via the IPO is MVR244 million (US$15.41 million). MIB is selling 31% of its shares equivalent to 6.98 million shares.

  • MMA_and_CMDA_publish_annual_reports_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • The central bank of the Maldives, the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA), has published its annual report for 2018. The governor stated in the report that he is happy to reveal that an MMA staff member was selected to pursue postgraduate studies in Islamic banking and finance - a highly sought-after and up-and-coming field in today's world of finance. In addition, several changes were made to the organizational structure of the MMA during the year, to enhance the operational efficiency and governance of the institution.

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Chowdhury, Mohammad Ashraful Ferdous (2019)

  • In spite of the expanding number of studies investigating the effect of institutional quality on capital flows, a very few attempts has been made to investigate the impact of capital flows on the institutional quality of host countries.This study investigates the role of capital flows on the institutional infrastructure of the OIC countries, which are divided into three separate essays. The first essay investigates the impact of the official development assistance (ODA) on the institutional development of the OIC counties. The research uses system GMM, and the data for this study is obtained from 40 OIC countries for the three-year average period from 1991 to 2016. Empirical findings ...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Ludeen, Abdullah (2019)

  • The first objective of this study aims to investigate the current status of financial inclusion and the second research objective aims to study the determinants of populations' refusal or inability to participate in banking system. The qualitative approach is used for the first research objective whereas quantitative technique is used to address the second objective. For the purpose of quantitative approach, primary data was collected through survey questionnaires from financially excluded population (individuals without a bank account or having only salary account) in Kabul province to answer the hypotheses outlined for this study. The data was analyzed using Structural Equation Mode...

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: Nkoba, Malik Abdulrahman (2019)

  • The spotlight of this study is to examine the relationship between microfinance and poverty with specific focus to OIC countries and Islamic Microfinance institutions (MFls). Using an unbalanced panel dataset covering of 2,904 microfinance institutions from 120 countries and applying two econometrics techniques: Generalized method of moments (GMM) and two stage least squares instrumental variable regression, my study fails to establish the positive role of microfinance institutions in alleviating poverty. Taking into account the endogeneity problem associated with microfinance loans and domestic credit, I show that microfinance institutions neither reach the poor nor the poorest. I fi...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Gulzar Mohd, Rosana (2019)

  • Despite the increase in studies on Islamic banks, there is a number of issues. Firstly, the comparison is with commercial banks although in reality, Islamic banks have strayed from their theoretical foundations of mutuality and profit-sharing. A more apt comparison is thus with cooperative banks, which share similar theoretical foundations with Islamic banks. Secondly, this comparison may unlock the stability puzzle for Islamic banks. While theoretically they are argued to be stabilising, empirically, the evidence is mixed. Several works concur with the notion of superior stability in Islamic compared to conventional banks but of late, there are increasing findings to the contrary. Th...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Omer, Gamal Salih (2019)

  • This research aims to examine the relationship between Islamic banks' profitability and shareholders' value with the market structures, ownership structures, and financial risk factors, and to test for any differences in these performances between the Islamic and conventional banks. The impacts of both market and ownership structures and financial risks of banking performance is recognized globally and critical for the banking industry. The market and ownership structures are considered pertinent as they indicate competitive environment in which banks can lower costs, extend access to finance, and build effectiveness while garnering impacts of the financial risks will promote financia...

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: Adedamola, Adebumiti Qazeem (2019)

  • This thesis examines the Major Sukuk Defaults that have been experienced to date in the Islamic Capital Market. The total major cases that have been witnessed, according to Syed Ali (2016), are 10 major cases. A further dig by this study found that they are actually 11 major cases in total. Due to constraints and data availability, only 6 major cases were sampled. While previous studies have discussed Sukuk defaults from many perspectives, few attention have, so far, been given to issues in Sukuk default from a Shari'ah perspective. This study investigates some of the issues with the 6 major cases sampled from a Shari'ah perspective. Hence, the contribution of this research is germane...

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: Hamzah, Nurrawaida Husna (2019)

  • The mainstream belief that finance contributes positively to an economy has been challenged in view of financial crises that hit economies worldwide, while the notion that Islamic finance is more stable than conventional finance has been criticised as the structure often mimic conventional financing. Amidst the rapid development of Islamic finance in Malaysia, the question of whether it contributes positively to the economy is never resolved. The present paper uses 'Islamic financing' and 'Islamic deposits' as proxies to analyse the relationship between Islamic financial development and economic growth. By employing vector error correction method (VECM) and variance decomposition (VDC...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Tengku Zainal Abidin, Tengku Roziana (2019)

  • The world is striving towards eradicating poverty via inclusive growth. Financial inclusion is seen as an important tool towards getting the unbanked, poor population into the financial system. Does greater financial inclusion create financial stability? Engaging the less financially capable people into the financial system is not a risk-free undertaking. Relaxation of rules and regulations which trigger sub-prime crisis in 2007-2008 has proven that more exposure to 'unfit' borrowers may lead to financial instability. Our study focuses on OIC countries for the impressive growth of lslamic finance during the past decade where 95% of the assets reside in the majority-Muslims countries y...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Islam, Muhammad Umar (2019)

  • Globally, the awareness about sustainability has increased due to the lingering environment, social and governance-related issues. In this perspective, the role of social media and consumer awareness are important since they influence the corporate sector to care for sustainable development. Banks, being very important to the economy, contribute to sustainability through their internal (through governance, data security, etc.) and external (through environment-friendly loans , financial inclusion, etc.) practices. These practices are collectively called as environment, society, and governance (ESG) sustainability. ESG practices by banks are important since they operate on public funds...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Hussin, Syaryanti (2019)

  • One of important non-financial information to be disclosed by IFIs is the information related to environment, social and governance (ESG) matters. Solid ESG practices result in lower risk and better operational performance of firm. The increasing cases of corporate collapse over non-financial issues during the last decades have highlighted the importance of ESG disclosure. IFIs have been seen left behind in term of providing their stakeholders with enough information to the stakeholders' attached surrounding from environmental aspect. In addition of that , the study examines SC characteristics from SC size, SC meeting and international member on the linkages between governance mechani...

  • chapter 4_revenue_recognition_Islamic_banks_Zulkarnain.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain (2019)

  • Accounting for revenue recognition has been a subject of interest for regulators and other market participants. The interest stems from the fact that revenue forms the greatest single item in the financial statements (FASB, 2002 , p. 1). Indeed, aggressive revenue recognition has always been associated with corporate financial scandals like Enron, Worldcom and Parmalat. It has been used to mask firms' real performance with the aim of preventing shareholders and stakeholders from scrutinizing their financial performance and other wrongdoings. The Securities and Exchange Commission in the US documented that mistake in revenue recognition as the lead issue in "financial reporting errors"...

  • chapter 3_analysis_accounting_Islamic_perspectives_Zulkarnain_Nurazleena.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Ismail, Nurazleena (2019)

  • This chapter provides a discussion of a study that examines accounting in Islamic perspectives. The discussion includes an overview of the development of Islamic finance, accounting in Islamic perspectives, decision usefulness, stewardship, accountability, financial measurement, disclosure and presentation and four key accounting assumptions, namely 'substance over form', 'time value of money', 'fair value' measurement and 'recognition based on probability', which serve as important guides to preparers of financial information ...

  • application_blockchain_technology_crowdfunding_Aishath_Zakariya.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath; Mustapha, Zakariya (2019)

  • Technology has advanced with the spread of internet services. Statistics by the United States have estimated that internet facilities have been made available to over a third of the total world population and, in the same vein, access to mobile phones has been rendered to about 85 percent of the population. Crowdfunding finds widespread support via internet platforms and is gaining momentum as a means to empower people and businesses hitherto unable to access banking or access limited facilities therefrom. Today, it has become a mechanism for raising funds to build multi-billion-dollar industries. It is said that the difficulties encountered while struggling to source funds by newly-f...

  • chapter 11_conclusion_Zulkarnain.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain (2019)

  • Islamic finance industry has grown rapidly over the last few years, where the 2018 Islamic Finance Development Report by Thomson Reuters reported that the year on year growth by of 11% to US$2.4 trillion in assets in 2017 and predicted that it would grow to $3.8tn of assets by 2023 (Thomson Reuters, 2018). Realising the importance of the industry, this book examines various issues on Accounting and Governance of Islamic financial institutions. In fact, the unique feature of Islamic financ that is based on the shariah principle warrants critical examination on various issues relating to accounting of Islamic financial transactions. Basically, business dealings are prohibited to contain...

  • chapter 7_accounting_musharakah_mutanaqisah_home_financing_Mahmoud et al.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Al Homsi, Mahmoud; Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Asadov, Alam (2019)

  • This chapter provides the discussion on accounting issues for Musharakah Mutanaqisah (MM) home financing in the case of Malaysia. Though the MM mode of financing has addressed the 'ambiguities and risk issues in conventional mortgage financing and the controversy that surrounds other financing packages like al Bai Bithaman Ajiland Bay al Inah (Mydin-Meera & Abdul-Razak, 2009), there are some practical issues in operating this mode of financing, as Islamic banks operate this type of contract more closely to conventional practice, thereby lacking the spirit of the contract itself ...

  • belt_and_road_initiative_and_Islamic_financing_jinzi_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: JinZi, Chu; Muneeza, Aishath (2019)

  • China's One Belt and One Road (OBOR) is a global trade network across Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania. Also known as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), OBOR is an attempt to redraw ancient Silk Road to foster global trade and economic development. Nearly 30 Muslims-majority countries are part of China's vision of BRI. The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to investigate how public private partnership (PPP) has been applied in BRI projects; and second, to explore how Islamic finance can fit within a PPP context. This paper proposes a framework for using Islamic finance in infrastructure PPP projects. This paper also analyses two PPP projects where Islamic finance was deployed as p...