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Potential of Islamic microfinance: issues, challenges and way forward

Redzuan, Nur Harena and Kassim, Salina and Rosman, Romzie and Muhammad Zuki, Mohd Faizuddin and Shaharuddin, Siti Saffa (2022) Potential of Islamic microfinance: issues, challenges and way forward. In: 10th ASEAN International Conference on Islamic Finance (10th AICIF 2022), 7-8 December 2022, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Microfinance is an important tool in promoting financial inclusion, which has attracted global attention. More countries are offering microfinance with the support of the government, specialized organizations, and financial institutions. Microfinance is regarded as a means to promote inclusive growth. Therefore, this study analyzes the issues, challenges, and way forward of Islamic microfinance. The study employs a qualitative research method by reviewing the selected literature using content analysis. Islamic microfinance has proved to be more effective in reducing poverty and improving socio-economic conditions. Although it takes a considerable number of resources and funds and many years to convert and adapt conventional microfinance to Islamic microfinance, it has a significant role to play in a Muslim-majority country to promote growth and prosperity among the poor. The study may significantly contribute toward the sustainable and socially impactful growth of the Islamic micro-finance, especially in achieving the maqasid Shariah and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The originality of this study may contribute to the formation of a new body of knowledge and enrich the literature sources in the field of Islamic microfinance that will benefit both academicians and practitioners.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic microfinance, poverty alleviation, financial inclusion, sustainability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3368 Islamic Banking and Finance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Depositing User: Nur Harena Redzuan
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2023 08:41
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2023 08:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/102641

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