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Current practices of Murabahah in Islamic banks: a comparative study of adopted rates in Iran and Malaysia

Zandi Pour Joopari, GholamReza and Mohd. Ariffin, Noraini (2011) Current practices of Murabahah in Islamic banks: a comparative study of adopted rates in Iran and Malaysia. In: 5th IIUM International Accounting Conference (INTAC V), 12-13th July 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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The purpose of this paper is to analyze the nature of Murabahah contract in the fully grounded Islamic banking system i.e., Iran and Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach – The approach taken is descriptive. Findings – Although the main principle of Islamic financial institutions is prohibition of usury, it is surprised to see that Islamic financial institutions are still practicing usury in their transaction as evidenced in Iran. In the case of Malaysia however, BBA home financing is used by Islamic financial institutions and the profit rate is still dependent on the market interest rate due to arbitrage activities. Research limitation/implications – There is no transparent framework for Murabahah contract in Islamic banks. Indeed there is a need for the banking standard regulators to set a clear and disciplined framework for this type of banking contract. Originality/value – The study hopes to improve the overall competency and reliability of the Islamic banking system in the world. The finding of this study will be a basis for further research in Murabaha with respect to the regulatory environment and Shari’ah compliance in particular in Iran.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6323/4009
Uncontrolled Keywords: Murabahah, Banking system, usury (Riba), Iran, Malaysia.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5601 Accounting. Bookkeeping
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. GholamReza Zandi Pour Joopari
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2011 11:35
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 18:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4009

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