Human behaviour, consumption and business activities have been identified as the main cause of the climate crisis the earth is facing at present, having seriously detrimental effects on the earth’s bio capacity to sustain life. These effects, referred to as anthropogenic impacts, are causing degradation of the globally shared public resource known as natural capital.
Role of Istihsan in Applying Maslahah in Islamic Finance
This paper identifies the role of Istihsan in Islamic finance that should be emphasized to strengthen the element of Shari’ah compliance.
Conceptual flaws in realizing Maqasid al-Shari’ah in Islamic Finance
This paper discusses the application of Maqasid-e-Shari’ah in Islamic finance discourses and attempts to clarify some misconceptions. The paper also recommends formulating a framework of actualizing Maqasid-e-Shari’ah in Islamic finance.
Using Rental Index in Fixed Assets Finance
In lease based contracts, such as Ijarah and Diminishing Musharakah, the rental indices can capture the true essence of pricing as per the nature of transaction.
Islamic Alternatives to the Secular Morality Embedded in Modern Economics
This paper presents the ideas of transformative school in Islamic economics. Transformative school of thought in the methodology of Islamic economics is not that much interested in descriptive studies and improving the predictive capability of models to analyze market outcomes and to design policies accordingly. It believes in the transformation of choices through education.
Towards a Pristine Islamic Finance: Preconditions
This paper discusses the preconditions for the development of a pure form of Islamic finance that is Shari’ah based as well as fulfilling the higher goals of Islamic teachings, i.e. Maqasid-e-Shari’ah.
Realist and the Idealist Schools of Thought in Islamic Banking
Inclusivity, equitable distribution of resources and socio-economic mobility do not determine Shari’ah compliance or validity. However, these visionary goals are the aspirations of many people in academics and public at large. The realists contend that the visionary objectives of equitable distribution of income will be taken care of in the long run by Islamic social finance institutions, such as Zakat and Waqf. Islamic banks as one part of Islamic finance ecosystem will continue to serve the short term financing requirements of clients and for which debt based Islamic modes of financing are the suitable options.