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  • Authors: Furniturewala, Faizan Shakeel (2016)

  • Islamic microfinance provides an alternative model for a significant number of underprivileged people who are not served by conventional microfinance. In order to give access to sustainable services to a greater extent, the Islamic microfinance is in paramount need of the adoption of innovative business models and sound practices into the industry. To this end, the research seeks to provide theoretical basis, operational framework, and empirical support for the establishment of Islamic microfinance institutions ... Available in physical copy only (Call Number: t BP 170.25 F989)

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  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda (2015)

  • Ever since the 1970s, microfinance has become one of the schemes for poverty eradication and economic redevelopment strategies around the world. The main objective of this microfinance scheme is to eradicate poverty through financing the unemployed or low-income individuals or groups who are usually outside the formal banking system. Later on after the 1970s, millions of people from different countries, including Muslim countries, were accessing services from formal and semi-formal microfinance institutions (MFIs). All of a sudden, it has become a vast global industry involving a large number of governments, financial institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) aiming to er...

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  • 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....

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

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

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

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

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  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2015)

  • Poverty has plagued mankind of all ages. In most developing countries including those in Asia, Africa and Latin America, more than 40 percent of the population lack some basic need or other. In some countries, the poverty level is much higher than the 40% threshold. Poverty is as serious even in the rich Middle East countries. Poverty exists even in advanced economies such as USA, Europe

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hassan, Rusni; Muneeza, Aishath (2011)

  • Maldives is a hundred per cent Muslim country that lies in the heart of the Indian Ocean. It has a unique geography consisted on 1,190 islands forming 26 natural atolls spreading over 900 square kilometer. The population of the country is just around 300,000. Maldives is ranked 100 out of 178 countries on the Human Development Index, and is classified as a country with medium human development. The biggest economic challenge in Maldives is to distribute the income evenly to all parts of the nation. It is, thus, difficult to develop all the inhabited Islands scattered across the archipelago due to lack of transportation facilities. The capital of Maldives, Male is the only island that ...

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  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2012)

  • Microfinance involves the provision of financial services for those too poor to have access to banks. Although microfinance schemes have been operational since the 1960s, they mostly involve conventional finance whereas many low-income Muslims would prefer to have shari'a-compliant finance. The aim of this chapter is to explore how microfinace could be provided on a shari'a-compliant basis and what instruments and structures could be used. The literature in this area has been very limited, but there have been a number of recent notable contributiions indicating the increasing interest in the topic.

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  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Hassan, Wiaam; Mazlan, Nurfarahin; Lahsasna, Ahcene (2017)

  • Tertiary education plays crucial role in building a robust human capital base within a knowledge driven global economy. As such, tertiary education policy is increasingly becoming a significant national agenda in order to raise higher level employment skills in order to sustain a globally competitive research base as well as to improve knowledge dissemination to the benefit of society (OECD, 2008). Malaysia's education system has gone through an expansion in its various segments especially in the its higher education segment where it is to now focus on developing young talents. Malaysian higher education system was initially built under the Government's sponsorship before the entranc...

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  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda (2012-07-01)

  • The last three decades have witnessed the emergence of many programs for ending poverty: including microfinance and poverty eradication programs. Yet according to the World Bank, poverty has been reduced only by around 10% since 1981, (excluding China, which accounts for nearly all the world’s poverty reduction), as seen in Chart 1. Moreover, the recent economic and financial crises have worsened the situation. According to the latest statistics in 2012, almost half the world (over 3 billion people) live on less than US$2.50 a day; 640 million live without adequate shelter and 925 million people suffer from hunger. This highlights the main objective of the millennium development goal...

Browsing by Topic Islamic microfinance

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  • Master


  • Authors: Furniturewala, Faizan Shakeel (2016)

  • Islamic microfinance provides an alternative model for a significant number of underprivileged people who are not served by conventional microfinance. In order to give access to sustainable services to a greater extent, the Islamic microfinance is in paramount need of the adoption of innovative business models and sound practices into the industry. To this end, the research seeks to provide theoretical basis, operational framework, and empirical support for the establishment of Islamic microfinance institutions ... Available in physical copy only (Call Number: t BP 170.25 F989)

  • corporate_waqf_vehicle_islamic_microfinance_magda_2015.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda (2015)

  • Ever since the 1970s, microfinance has become one of the schemes for poverty eradication and economic redevelopment strategies around the world. The main objective of this microfinance scheme is to eradicate poverty through financing the unemployed or low-income individuals or groups who are usually outside the formal banking system. Later on after the 1970s, millions of people from different countries, including Muslim countries, were accessing services from formal and semi-formal microfinance institutions (MFIs). All of a sudden, it has become a vast global industry involving a large number of governments, financial institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) aiming to er...

  • 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....

  • the_impact_of_Islamic_microfinance_in_enhancing_the_well_being_and_quality_of_life_shaikh.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


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

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

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


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

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

  • islamic_microfinance_catalysing_change_inclusive_growth_syed_othman.pdf.jpg
  • Academic Presentation


  • Authors: Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2015)

  • Poverty has plagued mankind of all ages. In most developing countries including those in Asia, Africa and Latin America, more than 40 percent of the population lack some basic need or other. In some countries, the poverty level is much higher than the 40% threshold. Poverty is as serious even in the rich Middle East countries. Poverty exists even in advanced economies such as USA, Europe

  • islamisation_microfinance_case_study_maldives_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hassan, Rusni; Muneeza, Aishath (2011)

  • Maldives is a hundred per cent Muslim country that lies in the heart of the Indian Ocean. It has a unique geography consisted on 1,190 islands forming 26 natural atolls spreading over 900 square kilometer. The population of the country is just around 300,000. Maldives is ranked 100 out of 178 countries on the Human Development Index, and is classified as a country with medium human development. The biggest economic challenge in Maldives is to distribute the income evenly to all parts of the nation. It is, thus, difficult to develop all the inhabited Islands scattered across the archipelago due to lack of transportation facilities. The capital of Maldives, Male is the only island that ...

  • making_development_assistance_sustainable_through_Islamic_microfinance_rodney.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Wilson, Rodney (2012)

  • Microfinance involves the provision of financial services for those too poor to have access to banks. Although microfinance schemes have been operational since the 1960s, they mostly involve conventional finance whereas many low-income Muslims would prefer to have shari'a-compliant finance. The aim of this chapter is to explore how microfinace could be provided on a shari'a-compliant basis and what instruments and structures could be used. The literature in this area has been very limited, but there have been a number of recent notable contributiions indicating the increasing interest in the topic.

  • IFHubEd4_malaysian_higher_education_institutions_endowment_fund_way_forward_ahcene.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Hassan, Wiaam; Mazlan, Nurfarahin; Lahsasna, Ahcene (2017)

  • Tertiary education plays crucial role in building a robust human capital base within a knowledge driven global economy. As such, tertiary education policy is increasingly becoming a significant national agenda in order to raise higher level employment skills in order to sustain a globally competitive research base as well as to improve knowledge dissemination to the benefit of society (OECD, 2008). Malaysia's education system has gone through an expansion in its various segments especially in the its higher education segment where it is to now focus on developing young talents. Malaysian higher education system was initially built under the Government's sponsorship before the entranc...

  • microfinance_poverty_eradication_islamic_perspective_magda_2012.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda (2012-07-01)

  • The last three decades have witnessed the emergence of many programs for ending poverty: including microfinance and poverty eradication programs. Yet according to the World Bank, poverty has been reduced only by around 10% since 1981, (excluding China, which accounts for nearly all the world’s poverty reduction), as seen in Chart 1. Moreover, the recent economic and financial crises have worsened the situation. According to the latest statistics in 2012, almost half the world (over 3 billion people) live on less than US$2.50 a day; 640 million live without adequate shelter and 925 million people suffer from hunger. This highlights the main objective of the millennium development goal...