Repo transactions are not compliant with Islamic principles due to the buyback nature of transaction plus the use of interest based securities as underlying assets. However, in commercial contracts where Islamic banks would like to earn return, there is need for a pricing benchmark to mitigate risk as well as ensure transparency in the contract.
Output Price Index as a Pricing Alternative in Islamic Finance
Report Launch of Islamic Social Finance for Social Protection
Landmark Report on Islamic Social Finance for Social Protection Launched by IPS
Issuing Licenses for Digital Banking to Conventional Financial Institutions
It is suggested that the SBP makes amendments in the Digital Banking License Framework so that only Islamic licenses will be issued. This will ensure that future digital banks that are established in the country also operate under Islamic banking principles. Deposits in Islamic banking have grown more swiftly than in conventional banking. Hence, it is in the best interest of any new player in this market segment to offer Shari’ah compliant financial services than otherwise.
Economic philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal and Muslim identity
One of the goals of Iqbal’s poetry and writing is to instil a sense of hope that was lost in the Muslims at that time and even today. He says: ‘your origin is light and you are pure, you are the brightness of the eyes of the stars, the angles, and the spirits are under your command. You are the falcon of the king of the world Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’.
Works of Dr. Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi
He was among the pioneer scholars in the contemporary field of Islamic economics and finance. He was the recipient of King Faisal International Prize for Islamic Studies in 1982. He also won American Finance House Award in 1993. Furthermore, he received Shah Waliullah Award in New Delhi for contributions to Islamic Economics in 2003.
Islamic View on Interest as Price of Capital
In modern mainstream economics, the definition of physical capital stock implies that it includes ‘produced means of production’. Some examples of physical capital stock in contemporary businesses include equipment, tools, machinery, buildings, furniture, infrastructures, installations and production plants.
Challenges for Islamic Banks with Transition from LIBOR
From the Islamic finance industry perspective, an important criterion for the industry wide adoption of any benchmark, particularly one that is published every business day, is the simplicity, reliability and robustness of its methodology.
Shifting the Paradigms in Waqf Economics
This paper discusses that the socio-economic aspect of Waqf is much less focused upon in research studies. More focus is on jurisprudential and legalistic studies. While they are important, it is also vital to discuss and pay attention to socio-economic aspects of Waqf in Waqf economics.
Cash Waqf Risk Management and Perpetuity Restriction Conundrum
This paper discusses the issue of risk vis-à-vis the perpetuity restriction principle inherent in Waqf (Islamic endowment). The authors contend that as a result of Ijtihad, particularly Istihsan bi-al-urf (juristic preference on the basis of custom), endowing cash as Waqf is now accepted in the Muslim world.
Venture Capital Funds in Islamic Economic Framework
Salman Ahmed Shaikh Equity financing is regarded as more just and closes to Islamic principles than debt based financing. Islam encourages equity financing over debt financing when a person wants to earn […]
IEP Forum on FSC Verdict on Riba – Experts View – Mufti Dr. Zubair Naseem
Recently, Federal Shari’ah Court of Pakistan has given its judgement on the Riba case. Islamic Economics Project is making a humble effort to collect the views of Shari’ah scholars, regulators, practitioners, lawyers and academic experts to deliberate on the future course of action and generate ideas and debate on how to make this transformation possible. In this regard, we got the chance to get reaction and response from Mufti Dr. Zubair. We hope that the views expressed and shared with relevant audience and stakeholders will generate practicable ideas and keep the momentum towards achieving the end goal of an economy that is in compliance with Shari’ah and is able to utilize the instruments and institutions in the Islamic economic teachings.