Islamic fintech and financial inclusion
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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 most governmental policies and action plans aimed at ensuring prosperity of society via improved social welfare to eradicate poverty and enhance living standard. Financial inclusion constitutes a fundamental component of such policies and action plans. Accordingly, Islamic finance is said to be committed to the ideal of financial inclusion having regard to its ideal of bringing prosperity to individuals and society in such a way that will translate to and help economies grow. This is to be pursued through every permissible means now available or to be invented in future, within the confines of Islamic values of financing.
Fintech , Islamic , Shari'ah , Finance , Financial inclusion
Muneeza, Aishath and Mustapha, Zakariya. (2021). Islamic fintech and financial inclusion. In Mohd Ma'sum Billah (Ed.), Islamic fintech: insights and solutions (pp. 173-190). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.