IIUM Repository

Promoting peace and equality through the practice of good Islamic governance: the case of Islamic finance

Hassan, Rusni and Mohamad Noor, Fatimah Azzahra (2021) Promoting peace and equality through the practice of good Islamic governance: the case of Islamic finance. Vidyabharati International Interdisciplinary Research Journal (Special Issue). pp. 1679-1692. ISSN 2319-4979

PDF - Published Version
Download (343kB) | Preview


The aim of this article is to examine the idea of good governance in Islamic finance (IF) practice and how it may contribute to the development of peace and equality within a community. Many have perceived that as a financial system, Islamic finance only focuses on commercial aspects or profit maximisation. This may not be the case, however, with Islamic financing. Islamic finance lays a premium on enhancing human well-being, social justice, and fair commercial relations. It recognizes the critical nature of environmental protection and prohibits reckless profiting at the cost of others or investing in enterprises that may cause harm to our society. The element of ibqa’ (promoting good) and hifz (preventing harm) are the fundamental principles of Shariah in Islamic finance. This research is a qualitative studythat uses documentary analysis method. The data is gathered from primary and secondary data.According to the study's results, Islamic finance hassufficiently upheld the concept of Islamic good governance through Shariah governance framework. The application of Islamic good governance is observable in the practice of Shariah Governance Framework 2010. However, in the aspect of promoting peace and equality within a society as part of achieving a comprehensive human development and Maqasid Shariah,the contribution of Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) is still lacking. Even though several initiatives have been taken by some IFIs to expand their role in the society particularly in the sustainability agenda, the result is still insignificant due to several challenges in its implementation.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Waqf, Shariah governance and Islamic finance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3368 Islamic Banking and Finance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Depositing User: Prof Dr Rusni Hassan
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2021 14:32
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2021 14:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93237

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year