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A study on the Shariah decision making processes adopted by the Shariah committee in Malaysian Islamic financial institutions

Abdullah, Mohamad Asmadi and Hassan, Rusni and Omar, Muhammad Naim and Mohd Napiah, Mohammad Deen and Othman, Ahmad Azam and Arifin, Mahamad and Yusoff, Adnan (2014) A study on the Shariah decision making processes adopted by the Shariah committee in Malaysian Islamic financial institutions. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (13). pp. 670-675. ISSN 1991-8178

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The Shariah Committee is responsible to ascertain that the banking and financial activities of the Islamic financial institution it represents, comply with the principles of Shariah. In fact, the bank has to consult with the Shariah Committee and has to adopt its advice on Shariah matters. Generally, from Islamic law perspective, the original ruling for banking and financial activities is the permissibility, which implies that any business activity is lawful or Shariah compliant unless evidence to the contrary exists.The ruling would change when the prohibited elements are established. This becomes the primary responsibility of the Shariah Committee to determine the ruling of such activities whether they remain lawful or are effectively changed to being prohibited. This would necessitate the Shariah Committee to adopt a specific methodology in order to arrive at the correct decision. This article studies on the Shariah decision making process adopted by the Shariah Committee in Malaysia. The writing also examines the methodology adopted in determining the issues of Shariah compliance of financial instruments. The study also looks into the need of the concerted effort between the Shariah Committee and the industry practitioners so that the requirement of Shariah compliance is fully met in the banking and financial businesses in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3138/38728
Uncontrolled Keywords: IFI, Shariah compliant, Islamic banking, Ijtihad
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP173.25 Islamic law and other disciplines or subjects
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Dr. Mohamad Asmadi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 08:37
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 13:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38728

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