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Towards an application of Musharakah Mutanaqisah principle in Islamic microfinance

Md Saad, Norma and Abdul Razak, Dzuljastri (2011) Towards an application of Musharakah Mutanaqisah principle in Islamic microfinance. In: International Islamic Finance & Business Symposium and Halal Carnival 2011, 6-8 October, 2011, Dewan Tuanku Canselor (DATC), UiTM. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Microfinance institutions have been established in many developing countries to solve the problem of poverty. In Muslim countries, Islamic microfinance can be a powerful tool to fight poverty if these institutions are managed in the right way. Islamic finance scholars have argued that the provision of equity based financing by Islamic financial institutions will facilitate toward achieving the Islamic socio-economic objectives which include social justice, economic growth, efficiency and stability. This paper illustrates that Musharakah Mutanaqsah, an equity based financing instrument, is better than debt-based financing because of its flexibility and end result in the ownership of assets on the part of the customer. The paper also highlights Musharakah Mutanaqisah as an innovative mode of financing and should be a preferred instrument of financing by Islamic microfinance institutions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4433/8685
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic microfinance, Profit-loss sharing, Musharakah Mutanaqisah, Microfinance, Poverty.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG1501 Banking
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Finance
Depositing User: Dr Dzuljastri Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 12:08
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 15:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/8685

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