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Murabahah sale in practice: procedure and issues in consumer and trade financing

Sadique, Muhammad Abdurrahman (2017) Murabahah sale in practice: procedure and issues in consumer and trade financing. In: International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Technology (ICSHT 2017), 2nd–3rd December 2017, Kelantan, Malaysia.

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In Murabahah financing practised by Islamic financial institutions, instead of extending a loan facility to the client for purchasing commodities required by him, the Islamic bank purchases the commodity from the supplier first and thereafter sells it to the client usually on deferred payment basis, at an agreed fixed price comprising the cost incurred by the bank and an additional margin of profit. In the context of financing, Murabahah takes the form of a complex procedure comprising several transactions, reflecting several relationships between the parties involved. Being a mode of sale, all rules and conditions that are relevant to sale transactions remain applicable in Murabahah even when it is used for financing purposes. Murabahah is commonly used to finance the purchase of assets in a variety of forms, including financing consumer items as well as in trade financing, both through local purchase as well as import. A study of the procedural aspects of Murabahah would reveal that its proper implementation in a financing context is challenging. In order to overcome issues arising in Murabahah based financing, implementation of equity based modes such as Musharakah should be attempted where possible, such as in the context of trade financing. The current paper analyses important aspects involved in the application of Murabahah in the above areas, scrutinising practical aspects that are required to be carefully observed for the validity of the procedure in shari‘ah.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 5640/60210
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic, Finance, Murabahah, Sale, Trade, Import, Consumer
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG1501 Banking
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3368 Islamic Banking and Finance
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law. > KBP639 Muʻāmalāt
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 Muhammad Abdurrahman Sadique
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 11:42
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 08:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60210

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