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Ethics in Islamic finance: Qur'anic guide & consumer perfection

Sumairi, Nor Sazwana and Ahmad, Nadzrah (2017) Ethics in Islamic finance: Qur'anic guide & consumer perfection. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 978-967-418-481-0 (In Press)

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Abstract

Islamic financial institutions (IFI) that are governed by sharī‘ah principles are expected to have inherently strong ethical roots such as promoting justice and avoiding any illegal and unethical elements. Hence, ethics has become a vital component in order to provide “value” for consumers. Indeed, there are numerous Qur’anic injunctions and Prophetic guidance concerning ethical principles pertaining to Islamic finance, particularly those related to the ethics of business transactions. This book emphasises Islamic revealed guidance by compiling the Qur’anic verses related to financial transactions using selected exegeses (tafasir). Furthermore, it is also discusses on how consumers perceive the ethicality of products and services offered by IFIs. It delineates the importance of ethical finance and the need for Islamic banking to align with ethical banking. Meanwhile, a quantitative research methodological approach was adopted by utilising a structured questionnaire comprised of close-ended questions. The questionnaire was distributed among IIUM academic and administrative staff. The findings show that the majority of respondents had a positive perception of the ethicality of Islamic finance products and services. Thus, it found that Islamic banking should formulate strategies to educate and offer unique products and services differentiated by underlying ethical values to increase its appeal to customers. The findings also suggest that ethics could be considered as a factor that encourages patronage of IFIs. Hence, it is expected to assist IFIs to demonstrate their commitment and efforts in providing added value to customers.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 4634/61830
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethics, Islamic finance, Qur'anic guide, consumer perfection
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3368 Islamic Banking and Finance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Qur’an and Sunnah
Depositing User: DR NADZRAH AHMAD
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2018 08:54
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2018 12:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61830

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