The purpose of this paper is to investigate and detect disclosure on the legitimacy identity of Sukuk structure in Shariah pronouncements. The study also examines the role of Shariah supervisory board on disclosure of legitimacy in Shariah pronouncements.Design/methodology/approachA total of 54 Islamic Sukuk in Malaysia representing the whole population were selected. Secondary data were used and sourced from Shariah pronouncements on Sukuk. Using descriptive statistics, the existence and the extent of existence of legitimacy disclosure on Sukuk in Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia were ascertained.FindingsUsing descriptive statistics, the existence and the extent of existence of legitimacy disclosure on Sukuk in Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia was ascertained. The research found that there is empirical evidence showing the effect of Shariah supervisory board on disclosure of legitimacy identity in Shariah pronouncements.Originality/valueThis study offers significant contribution to existing legitimacy of Sukuk structure literature. The study added a new discussion, i.e. legitimacy disclosure on the Sukuk. The study is intended to increase public awareness for legitimacy identity of Sukuk in the importance of Shariah compliancy not only in the form but also in substance. In addition, this study will give more benefits for Islamic financial institutions in the sense that they should amend some of their regulatory frameworks to push the Sukuk market investors to move toward asset-backed structure.
Journal of Islamic Marketing – Emerald Publishing
Published: Oct 21, 2019
Keywords: Legitimacy; Sukuk issuance; Shariah supervisory board; Shariah-compliant; Sukuk structure