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  • Bank_of_Maldives_appoints_new_director_of_Islamic_banking_Aishath Muneeza.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • The Bank of Maldives has announced the appointment of Hassan Kalaam as the new director of Islamic banking in a press release dated the 7th February 2022. Hassan is a licensed Shariah advisor with more than 10 years of experience in the financial services and banking industry. Since joining the bank in 2013, Hassan has played a key role in contributing to the success of the bank's steadily growing Islamic banking arm.

  • Maldives_Islamic_Bank_expands_operations_to_B_Atoll_Aishath Muneezaa.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) has expanded its operations to B Atoll, which is the 6th atoll, by launching its 19th ATM at B Eydhafushi on the 6thMarch 2022. MIB has placed an eCRM machine in Eydhafushi and according to MIB, this is the first establishment of its kind based on the digital strategy of the bank.

  • Regulated_Shariah_compliance_the_case_of_Islamic_fnance_in_Malaysia_Noor Suhaida.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Noor Suhaida Kasri (2015)

  • The historical evolution of regulated Shariah compliance in Malaysia started 32 years ago wherein the Islamic banking industry was first regulated by the Islamic Banking Act 1983 (IBA). Under the IBA, Shariah compliance became �institutionalized� through the formation of a Shariah committ ee at the first Islamic bank in Malaysia, i.e. Bank Islam Malaysia. Thereafter the number of Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) started to grow. This growth is followed by the growth of Shariah committees being set up in each of these IFIs. Numerous Shariah resolutions started to mushroom from these Shariah committees which at times result in duplicity and inconsistency of rulings (based on the IS...

  • Shariah_compliance_via_blockchain_and_smart_contract_Noor.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Noor Suhaida Kasri (2017)

  • Shariah compliance is the raison d'etre for the existence of the Islamic banking and finance industry. Shariah compliance is achieved by meeting not only the prerequisites of the pillars and conditions of the Shariah contract used, but ensuring that the underlying asset as well as the underlying purpose of entering into such a contract is in compliance with the Shariah. Compliance with Shariah ensures that the rights of the contractual parties are protected and contractual obligations are met out in a responsible and lawful manner. The advent of financial technology (fintech) introduces important innovative infrastructure into the realm of Islamic finance. The recent Ernst & Young rep...

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  • Authors: Fares Djafri (2016)

  • The Islamic insurance sector or akaful has seen remarkable global growth in many major markets, especially in Muslim dominated countries. However, the development of Islamic finance, particularly takaful in Algeria appears to have lagged behind. Although there are two Islamic banks operating in Algeria, takaful is yet to be introduced into the Algerian financial market. We ran a study to investigate the perspective of Algerian experts in Islamic finance and takaful on the issues and challenges of introducing Islamic insurance into the Algerian financial market to address the following questions: What are the benefits of introducing Islamic insurance into the Algerian financial market?...

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  • Authors: Silmi Mohamed Radzi; Noor Suhaida Kasri (2018)

  • According to a 2017 report by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI), the total global wealth in 2017 reached USD280 trillion, 27% higher than a decade ago. Despite total global wealth showing an increase, the equitable distribution of wealth still remains an issue. The wealthiest 1% of the world's population now owns 50.1% of the world's wealth. Recently, a group of researchers undertook a study for the World Inequality Database (WID) to measure inequality in Middle Eastern countries. The study concluded that inequality level in Muslim countries is among the highest in the world with the top 10% of the total population holding 61% of the total income share. The question then is ...

  • Why_sustainable_investments_matter_more_now_Noor Suhaida.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Noor Suhaida Kasri (2021)

  • The Covid-19 pandemic continues wrecking global economies on an unprecedented scale. Despite its socio-economic damage, the pandemic has triggered a significant acceleration in Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) and Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) uptake, including a mainstreaming and maturing of responsible investment philosophies and practices. According to Morningstar, the first three months of 2021 saw US$21.5 billion of net inflows into ESG funds. This was more than the previous record of US$20.5 billion set in the fourth quarter of 2020 and more than double the US$10.4 billion seen one year ago in the first quarter of 2020. Blackrock reported that ...

  • The_need_for_Shariah_governance_framework_for_Islamic_crowdfunding_Aishath.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Ahmed Aban Zubair; Aishath Muneeza (2021)

  • The concept of crowdfunding entails the process of financing an idea, a project, a person or a cause through the collection of small amounts of money from a large number of providers. There are four types of crowdfunding namely lending or P2P crowdfunding, donation-based, reward-based and equity-based. Islamic crowdfunding provides an opportunity for investors, donors and entrepreneurs to support the socio-economic development of the micro and small enterprises sector in Islamic countries. In the absence of a proper Shariah governance framework applicable for Islamic crowdfunding, there could be cases in which Shariah non-compliance circumstances could occur, and without the implement...

  • Zakat_women_from_receiver_to_givers_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2021)

  • Zakat is the third pillar of Islam. Zakat received from eligible persons is paid to the legal recipients of it, as mentioned in the Qu'ran (9:60). The legal recipients of zakat are of eight categories and there is no priority given to a specific gender. As long as the person falls within any category of the 'legal recipient' irrespective of gender, the person is eligible to receive zakat. Against this backdrop, this article focuses on how zakat could be used to empower women who are eligible to receive it.

  • Maldives_Islamic_Bank_announces_dividend_for_2020_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2021)

  • Maldives Islamic Bank has announced via a press release dated the 26th April 2021 that its board of directors, via the board resolution on the 25th April 2021, has recommended a cash dividend of MVR27.56 million (US$1.78 million) equivalent to MVR1.23 (7.94 US cents) per ordinary share for the year ended the 31st December 2020, subject to the final approval of shareholders at its forthcoming annual general meeting.

  • Gender_diversity_corporate_boards_Malaysia_Syed_Hamid.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Aljunid, Syed Abdul Hamid (2020)

  • The journey of gender inclusion in Malaysia began in 2004 when the government pushed for 30% of decision making positions in the public sector to be filled by women. This was achieved in 2010. In 2011 the Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) in its Corporate Governance Blueprint encouraged listed companies to develop gender diversity policies and to disclose its implementation toward achieving 30% target of women in their boards by 2015. However, this target was not achieved because of a number of factors, most important among them was that gender inclusion was only a recommendation and not a practice to be complied by listed companies. Besides, there was limited supply of women who...

  • Pitfalls_dual_banking_system_Saiful.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Rosly, Saiful Azhar (2020)

  • Islamic banking institutions are established to provide an alternative financing arrangement that uses trading (al-bay) as opposed to usury in their business. The banking modality however is still based on the deposit-taking function where deposit funds are used by banks to make loans. Deposit funds are in essence loans acquired from depositors who can make withdrawal on call, thus bank faces withdrawal risk and also potential bank run under economic shocks.

  • ISRA_Bloomberg_quarterly_sukuk_review_Q3_2014_Fairooz et al.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Mohamad, Shamsiah; Abdul Khir, Mohamed Fairooz; Azrak, Tawfik; Hussin, Nur Najihah (2014)

  • A summary of some Q3 2014 sukuk issuances are presented along with ISRA's views on the sukuk tradability, transaction flow and shariah compliance. The following sukuk are reviewed from Bumi Armada Capital Sdn Bhd, Bumitama Agri Ltd, Hong Kong Sukuk 2014 Limited, Perusahaan Penerbit SBSN Indonesia III, and Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional.

  • ISRA_Bloomberg_quarterly_sukuk_review_Q2_2015_Fairooz et al.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Mohamad, Shamsiah; Abdul Khir, Mohamed Fairooz; Azrak, Tawfik; Pg. Sulaiman, Ak. Muhd. Fahmi (2015)

  • A summary of some Q2 2015 sukuk issuances are presented along with ISRA's views on the sukuk tradability, transaction flow and shariah compliance. The following sukuk are reviewed from Hong Kong Sukuk 2015 Ltd, Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd, Garuda Indonesia Global Sukuk Limited, Noor Sukuk Company Ltd, and Perusahaan Penerbit SBSN Indonesia III.

  • Shariah_perspective_gold_Fairooz.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Abdul Khir, Mohamed Fairooz (2015)

  • The Quran confirms that gold as a currency is desired by all of mankind due to its inherent nature of purchasing power and store of value that enables mankind to gain ownership. Al-Razi in his commentary on Chapter Ali-Imran, verse 14 stated that, "the owner of gold and silver are the owner of everything." Recently, there has been an increasing demand for gold as it continues to display its positive stable qualities that qualifies it as a risk management tool, particularly during adverse financial markets scenarios. According to the latest Gold Demand Trends annual report from the World Gold Council (WGC), gold demand in Q4 2014 increased by 6% as compared to that in Q4 2013. In addit...

  • Power_alleviating_poverty_Magda.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda (2020)

  • The recent statistical data on poverty shows that most of the people who live below the poverty line are found in Muslim countries. For example, the total population who are living below poverty line in Algeria is 25%, in Egypt 25.2%, in Bangladesh 26%, in Syria 35.2%, in Afghanistan 35.8%, in Pakistan 36.3%, in Nigeria 46%, in Sudan 46.5%, in Chad 46.7%, in Senegal 46.7%, in Yemen 54% and in Somalia 73%. Some scholars relate this poverty to the oppression, humiliation and bad policies which had been imposed in almost all Muslim countries during colonization and have continued up to the present time. Others relate this to the incompetence and the corruption on the part of their govern...

  • prosperous_year_Islamic_capital_market_Maldives_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • The Maldives is a small island nation with a 100% Muslim population. The country witnessed the first form of Islamic finance with the incorporation of Amana Takaful Maldives in 2003 and the first fully-fledged Islamic bank was established in 2011. As the Maldives marked the 15th anniversary of Islamic finance in the country, it gave the opportunity for the citizens of the country to appreciate the industry and widen its scope to tap into the halal industry via Islamic tourism and halal certification.

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  • Bank_of_Maldives_appoints_new_director_of_Islamic_banking_Aishath Muneeza.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • The Bank of Maldives has announced the appointment of Hassan Kalaam as the new director of Islamic banking in a press release dated the 7th February 2022. Hassan is a licensed Shariah advisor with more than 10 years of experience in the financial services and banking industry. Since joining the bank in 2013, Hassan has played a key role in contributing to the success of the bank's steadily growing Islamic banking arm.

  • Maldives_Islamic_Bank_expands_operations_to_B_Atoll_Aishath Muneezaa.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2022)

  • Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) has expanded its operations to B Atoll, which is the 6th atoll, by launching its 19th ATM at B Eydhafushi on the 6thMarch 2022. MIB has placed an eCRM machine in Eydhafushi and according to MIB, this is the first establishment of its kind based on the digital strategy of the bank.

  • Regulated_Shariah_compliance_the_case_of_Islamic_fnance_in_Malaysia_Noor Suhaida.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Noor Suhaida Kasri (2015)

  • The historical evolution of regulated Shariah compliance in Malaysia started 32 years ago wherein the Islamic banking industry was first regulated by the Islamic Banking Act 1983 (IBA). Under the IBA, Shariah compliance became �institutionalized� through the formation of a Shariah committ ee at the first Islamic bank in Malaysia, i.e. Bank Islam Malaysia. Thereafter the number of Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) started to grow. This growth is followed by the growth of Shariah committees being set up in each of these IFIs. Numerous Shariah resolutions started to mushroom from these Shariah committees which at times result in duplicity and inconsistency of rulings (based on the IS...

  • Shariah_compliance_via_blockchain_and_smart_contract_Noor.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Noor Suhaida Kasri (2017)

  • Shariah compliance is the raison d'etre for the existence of the Islamic banking and finance industry. Shariah compliance is achieved by meeting not only the prerequisites of the pillars and conditions of the Shariah contract used, but ensuring that the underlying asset as well as the underlying purpose of entering into such a contract is in compliance with the Shariah. Compliance with Shariah ensures that the rights of the contractual parties are protected and contractual obligations are met out in a responsible and lawful manner. The advent of financial technology (fintech) introduces important innovative infrastructure into the realm of Islamic finance. The recent Ernst & Young rep...

  • item.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Fares Djafri (2016)

  • The Islamic insurance sector or akaful has seen remarkable global growth in many major markets, especially in Muslim dominated countries. However, the development of Islamic finance, particularly takaful in Algeria appears to have lagged behind. Although there are two Islamic banks operating in Algeria, takaful is yet to be introduced into the Algerian financial market. We ran a study to investigate the perspective of Algerian experts in Islamic finance and takaful on the issues and challenges of introducing Islamic insurance into the Algerian financial market to address the following questions: What are the benefits of introducing Islamic insurance into the Algerian financial market?...

  • item.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Silmi Mohamed Radzi; Noor Suhaida Kasri (2018)

  • According to a 2017 report by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI), the total global wealth in 2017 reached USD280 trillion, 27% higher than a decade ago. Despite total global wealth showing an increase, the equitable distribution of wealth still remains an issue. The wealthiest 1% of the world's population now owns 50.1% of the world's wealth. Recently, a group of researchers undertook a study for the World Inequality Database (WID) to measure inequality in Middle Eastern countries. The study concluded that inequality level in Muslim countries is among the highest in the world with the top 10% of the total population holding 61% of the total income share. The question then is ...

  • Why_sustainable_investments_matter_more_now_Noor Suhaida.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Noor Suhaida Kasri (2021)

  • The Covid-19 pandemic continues wrecking global economies on an unprecedented scale. Despite its socio-economic damage, the pandemic has triggered a significant acceleration in Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) and Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) uptake, including a mainstreaming and maturing of responsible investment philosophies and practices. According to Morningstar, the first three months of 2021 saw US$21.5 billion of net inflows into ESG funds. This was more than the previous record of US$20.5 billion set in the fourth quarter of 2020 and more than double the US$10.4 billion seen one year ago in the first quarter of 2020. Blackrock reported that ...

  • The_need_for_Shariah_governance_framework_for_Islamic_crowdfunding_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Ahmed Aban Zubair; Aishath Muneeza (2021)

  • The concept of crowdfunding entails the process of financing an idea, a project, a person or a cause through the collection of small amounts of money from a large number of providers. There are four types of crowdfunding namely lending or P2P crowdfunding, donation-based, reward-based and equity-based. Islamic crowdfunding provides an opportunity for investors, donors and entrepreneurs to support the socio-economic development of the micro and small enterprises sector in Islamic countries. In the absence of a proper Shariah governance framework applicable for Islamic crowdfunding, there could be cases in which Shariah non-compliance circumstances could occur, and without the implement...

  • Zakat_women_from_receiver_to_givers_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2021)

  • Zakat is the third pillar of Islam. Zakat received from eligible persons is paid to the legal recipients of it, as mentioned in the Qu'ran (9:60). The legal recipients of zakat are of eight categories and there is no priority given to a specific gender. As long as the person falls within any category of the 'legal recipient' irrespective of gender, the person is eligible to receive zakat. Against this backdrop, this article focuses on how zakat could be used to empower women who are eligible to receive it.

  • Maldives_Islamic_Bank_announces_dividend_for_2020_Aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Aishath Muneeza (2021)

  • Maldives Islamic Bank has announced via a press release dated the 26th April 2021 that its board of directors, via the board resolution on the 25th April 2021, has recommended a cash dividend of MVR27.56 million (US$1.78 million) equivalent to MVR1.23 (7.94 US cents) per ordinary share for the year ended the 31st December 2020, subject to the final approval of shareholders at its forthcoming annual general meeting.

  • Gender_diversity_corporate_boards_Malaysia_Syed_Hamid.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Aljunid, Syed Abdul Hamid (2020)

  • The journey of gender inclusion in Malaysia began in 2004 when the government pushed for 30% of decision making positions in the public sector to be filled by women. This was achieved in 2010. In 2011 the Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) in its Corporate Governance Blueprint encouraged listed companies to develop gender diversity policies and to disclose its implementation toward achieving 30% target of women in their boards by 2015. However, this target was not achieved because of a number of factors, most important among them was that gender inclusion was only a recommendation and not a practice to be complied by listed companies. Besides, there was limited supply of women who...

  • Pitfalls_dual_banking_system_Saiful.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Rosly, Saiful Azhar (2020)

  • Islamic banking institutions are established to provide an alternative financing arrangement that uses trading (al-bay) as opposed to usury in their business. The banking modality however is still based on the deposit-taking function where deposit funds are used by banks to make loans. Deposit funds are in essence loans acquired from depositors who can make withdrawal on call, thus bank faces withdrawal risk and also potential bank run under economic shocks.

  • ISRA_Bloomberg_quarterly_sukuk_review_Q3_2014_Fairooz et al.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Mohamad, Shamsiah; Abdul Khir, Mohamed Fairooz; Azrak, Tawfik; Hussin, Nur Najihah (2014)

  • A summary of some Q3 2014 sukuk issuances are presented along with ISRA's views on the sukuk tradability, transaction flow and shariah compliance. The following sukuk are reviewed from Bumi Armada Capital Sdn Bhd, Bumitama Agri Ltd, Hong Kong Sukuk 2014 Limited, Perusahaan Penerbit SBSN Indonesia III, and Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional.

  • ISRA_Bloomberg_quarterly_sukuk_review_Q2_2015_Fairooz et al.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Mohamad, Shamsiah; Abdul Khir, Mohamed Fairooz; Azrak, Tawfik; Pg. Sulaiman, Ak. Muhd. Fahmi (2015)

  • A summary of some Q2 2015 sukuk issuances are presented along with ISRA's views on the sukuk tradability, transaction flow and shariah compliance. The following sukuk are reviewed from Hong Kong Sukuk 2015 Ltd, Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd, Garuda Indonesia Global Sukuk Limited, Noor Sukuk Company Ltd, and Perusahaan Penerbit SBSN Indonesia III.

  • Shariah_perspective_gold_Fairooz.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Abdul Khir, Mohamed Fairooz (2015)

  • The Quran confirms that gold as a currency is desired by all of mankind due to its inherent nature of purchasing power and store of value that enables mankind to gain ownership. Al-Razi in his commentary on Chapter Ali-Imran, verse 14 stated that, "the owner of gold and silver are the owner of everything." Recently, there has been an increasing demand for gold as it continues to display its positive stable qualities that qualifies it as a risk management tool, particularly during adverse financial markets scenarios. According to the latest Gold Demand Trends annual report from the World Gold Council (WGC), gold demand in Q4 2014 increased by 6% as compared to that in Q4 2013. In addit...

  • Power_alleviating_poverty_Magda.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda (2020)

  • The recent statistical data on poverty shows that most of the people who live below the poverty line are found in Muslim countries. For example, the total population who are living below poverty line in Algeria is 25%, in Egypt 25.2%, in Bangladesh 26%, in Syria 35.2%, in Afghanistan 35.8%, in Pakistan 36.3%, in Nigeria 46%, in Sudan 46.5%, in Chad 46.7%, in Senegal 46.7%, in Yemen 54% and in Somalia 73%. Some scholars relate this poverty to the oppression, humiliation and bad policies which had been imposed in almost all Muslim countries during colonization and have continued up to the present time. Others relate this to the incompetence and the corruption on the part of their govern...

  • prosperous_year_Islamic_capital_market_Maldives_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2020)

  • The Maldives is a small island nation with a 100% Muslim population. The country witnessed the first form of Islamic finance with the incorporation of Amana Takaful Maldives in 2003 and the first fully-fledged Islamic bank was established in 2011. As the Maldives marked the 15th anniversary of Islamic finance in the country, it gave the opportunity for the citizens of the country to appreciate the industry and widen its scope to tap into the halal industry via Islamic tourism and halal certification.

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