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Islamic social finance and sustainable development goals: issues and challenges

Rosman, Romzie and Redzuan, Nur Harena and Mokhtar, Nor Zainiyah Norita and Engku Ali, Engku Rabiah Adawiah and Mohammed, Mustafa Omar (2022) Islamic social finance and sustainable development goals: issues and challenges. Journal of Islamic Finance, 11 (2). pp. 56-67. ISSN 2289-2109 E-ISSN 2289-2117

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Islamic finance is the important driver to support the implementation of sustainable development goals. Theoretically, the core principle of Islamic finance aligns with the sustainable development goals. Moreover, the application of Islamic social finance instruments especially zakat, waqf, and sadaqah can be managed efficiently and effectively to support the specific sustainable development goals. However, there are many issues and challenges in the understanding and application of Islamic social finance, and some perceptions of the sustainable development goals agenda from the Islamic perspective. This study firstly discusses the concept of Islamic social finance and discusses each Islamic social finance instrument. Then, the focus group discussion was conducted to investigate the issues and challenges of Islamic social finance to support the sustainable development goals. The findings include an investigation and discussion on the important themes which are on: (1) the definition of Islamic social finance; (2) the relation of maqasid Shariah and sustainable development goals in Islamic social finance; (3) The application of Islamic social finance in eliminating poverty; (4) the issues and concern in the utilization of Islamic social finance to improve socio-economic well-being. The study suggests a more focused definition of Islamic social finance as a subset of Islamic finance; and the findings may enhance the policy implication, especially on the application of Islamic social finance instruments due to their unique characteristics as compared to the widely use Islamic financial instruments.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic Social Finance, Sustainable Development Goals, Poverty, Zakat, Waqf, Sadaqah
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)
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Dr. ROMZIE ROSMAN
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 08:44
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2023 08:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103144

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