Displaying items by tag: interest in islam

Friday, 14 September 2012 15:38

Pitfalls of interest-riba (revised)

Lending at interest has several significant, albeit infrequently noted, shortcomings. It contributes to inflation and widens the gap between the wealthy and the less well to do. Interest-based lending adds to inflation in at least two ways. A substantial amount of spending is financed by money borrowed at interest. Household, corporate and government debt levels are at all time highs in many countries. The extra demand for goods and services, made possible by borrowing, adds to “demand pull” inflation.......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below) [revised 21April2012]

Monday, 30 April 2012 11:31

Asset-backed vs asset-based sukuk

Sukuk are Islamic certificates of investment. They signify co-ownership of productive resources, known as the “underlying assets.” Because income to sukukholders is generated by trading or real investment rather than mere lending, sukukholders earn profit rather than interest. As co-owners of productive assets, sukukholders face the risks of ownership. In particular, they face the risk that their assets may not generate profits or that may even incur losses. They also face the risk that the assets may be damaged or destroyed completely........... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

The world in general is in search of a better financial system that, among others, can ensure more stability, efficient allocation of resources, just distribution, responsibility of investors, risk sharing, sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation.......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)