Hijrah From Lip Service To Accountable Actions

As we graduate from IR4.0 towards Society 5.0, one needs to pause and ponder, why are we still talking about the same old same old? For the uninitiated, Society 5.0 is defined as a human-centred ...

Purification of EPF Conventional Dividends?

First of all, a loud and clear disclaimer, I am NO Shariah Scholar, I am an applied researcher in Islamic finance. My views here are personal and do not represent the official views of any ...

The trilemma of Affordable Housing; Governments Vision, Developers Offering and ...

Whenever affordable housing is mentioned, it seems that it is indeed a National Agenda. It looks like we want to find a permanent and sustainable solution; reality check, we are far away from the solution. ...

Reflections

Islamic banking is built on the tenets of financial inclusiveness, fair and justice. In the Malaysian context, it has been further strengthened with the Value Based Intermediation (VBI) framework, which is supposedly distinct from conventional ...

Shariah compliance status and value of analysts’ recommendation revisions: evidence ...

“We find that analysts’ recommendation revisions that are not directly related to earnings announcements lead to stronger price reactions. This finding implies that analysts’ private research embodies more valuable information than earnings announcements. Therefore, asset ...

Reset and Reform

Malaysia remains an upper-middle-income nation. It seems our gross domestic product (GDP) per capita is stagnating despite our overall GDP increasing. It means growth is generated mainly from population growth rather than an improvement in ...

Rethinking Islamic Economics

  Abstract The emergence of Islamic viewpoints on economic issues under the umbrella of Islamic economics has captivated much interest especially in its practical manifestation in Islamic banking and finance. In light of the failure ...

`Eiduladha Sacrifice and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sacrifice or Kurban in Bahasa Melayu has many intrinsic meanings. Let’s look at it from these different perspectives: Kurban as a religious ritual which is the act of sacrifice worship or religious ritual of sacrificing ...

Moratorium 2.0: When the going gets tough, the tough would ...

There are two words of wisdom that I would like to quote, firstly from Henry Ford: “Business must be run at a profit, else it will die. But when anyone attempts to run a business ...