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Sustainable Development Goals and the role of Islamic finance

Submitted by Abayomi Alawode On Thu, 02/15/2018

co-authors: Ahmad Hafiz Abdul Aziz, Ana Maria Aviles

Malaysia is home to a vibrant Islamic banking sector. Islamic finance has grown rapidly in the past two decades and it now stands as a potential contributor in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. 749 more words


Moody’s: Islamic finance to grow faster than conventional finance

 March 19, 2018



The growth of the Islamic finance sector will continue to outstrip the growth of conventional assets across core Islamic finance markets in coming years, as demand for Shari’ah-compliant financial instruments rises, Moody’s Investors Service, has said. 277 more words


The Potential Opportunities with Fintech for Islamic Banking

Salman Ahmed Shaikh

Islamic finance can help in enabling access to financial services for people who want Islamic financial services. The key question is that can Islamic finance also provide access to financial services to the bottom of the pyramid population. 474 more words

Islamic Economics

IE Series: Takaful is Cool

It is common knowledge that Islamic finance is built on some simple (but disagreeing the mainstream practice) rules, like “no usury, no uncertainty, and no gambling”. 209 more words


Islamic Finance: Issues in Sukuk and Proposals for Reform

Book Review by Azim Islahi Islamic Economics Institute, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah

MPRA: Munich Personal RePEc Archive, 2014

… In the wake of recent financial crises and default of some sukuk, questions were raised about the authenticity of Islamic finance and proper development of sukuk. 100 more words

Islamic Finance

Combining ‘waqf,’ FinTech and venture capital

Combining ‘waqf,’ FinTech and venture capital

Fauziah R Yuniarti and Hasan Alatas


Contributing 60 percent to the gross domestic product (GDP) and 97 percent to the national workforce, small-and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Indonesian economy. 836 more words

Islamic Finance

Early Islam and the birth of Capitalism

Please find enclosed a copy of Benedikt Koehler’s text on the application of market based principles extensively throughout out the early and later eras of Islam. 59 more words

Monetary System