Islamic Finance

Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar on ‘Mainstreaming Islamic Finance’

Islamic Finance has been in this world, in the modern history of financial systems in the last forty years; almost four decades. And everyone and every stakeholder has been hoping to see Islamic banking finance to be operational on the centerstage of the world financial system. I don’t think we have achieved that level, as …

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Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar on the need for Shariah scholars to be involved in Islamic banking.

Many are wondering, “Why do we need a Shariah discipline and Shariah scholars to be involved in the whole Islamic banking perspective?”. This is a very valid question, to be honest. Shariah is needed to guide the activities of a banking system, from taking deposit as well as from providing the financing and the treasury …

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Maya Marissa Malek on ‘Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)’

Socially Responsible Investment, or SRI; Social Impact Bond, or SIB; Green Bond, Green Financing, are the buzz words in the conventional space lately. We don’t hear that much about Green Sukuk, or SRI Sukuk, or Social Impact Sukuk in the Islamic Finance space, though. The attributes of SRI, SIB, vis-à-vis its counterparts in the Islamic …

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