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Is Wa’dan any different to Muwa’adah ? Empirical evidence from Malaysia

Is Wa’dan any different to Muwa’adah ? Empirical evidence from Malaysia Purpose – The study aims to consider wa’dan -based products in Islamic banks in Malaysia and discuss the validity of wa’dan in those products from the perspective of Shari’ah. Design/methodology/approach – Case studies were conducted of three Islamic banks in Malaysia. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with bankers as well as Shari’ah scholars. The document analysis method was adopted to strengthen the findings. Findings – The study shows that three Islamic banking products: Musyarakah Mutanaqisah (MM) home and property financing; Al-Ijarah Thumma Al-Bai’ (AITAB) vehicle financing; and Ijarah rental swap (IRS) use wa’dan in their product structures. After discussing the different views of the scholars, the study concludes that wa’dan should be allowed in the above-mentioned products because it is different from muwa’adah . In wa’dan , every single wa’d is separate from each other, as every one of them is related to different types of events. With regard to the issue of Shari’ah in MM home and property financing, it was concluded that wa’d from the customer to purchase the bank’s share is not a capital guarantee. Moreover, IRS is not a form of gambling but is in line with Maqasid al- Shari’ah . Research limitations/implications – The study is limited to three Islamic banks in Malaysia that focus on retail and commercial banking products. Therefore, the study excludes application of wa’dan in sukuk and some other Islamic derivatives that are not the practice of these three banks. Originality/value – This empirical study adds new knowledge by developing the concept and practice of wa’dan . Wa’dan as an innovative tool for product development to overcome Shari’ah issues in conventional banking may be of interest to practitioners all around the world. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management Emerald Publishing

Is Wa’dan any different to Muwa’adah ? Empirical evidence from Malaysia

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1753-8394
DOI
10.1108/IMEFM-11-2014-0113
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Abstract

Purpose – The study aims to consider wa’dan -based products in Islamic banks in Malaysia and discuss the validity of wa’dan in those products from the perspective of Shari’ah. Design/methodology/approach – Case studies were conducted of three Islamic banks in Malaysia. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with bankers as well as Shari’ah scholars. The document analysis method was adopted to strengthen the findings. Findings – The study shows that three Islamic banking products: Musyarakah Mutanaqisah (MM) home and property financing; Al-Ijarah Thumma Al-Bai’ (AITAB) vehicle financing; and Ijarah rental swap (IRS) use wa’dan in their product structures. After discussing the different views of the scholars, the study concludes that wa’dan should be allowed in the above-mentioned products because it is different from muwa’adah . In wa’dan , every single wa’d is separate from each other, as every one of them is related to different types of events. With regard to the issue of Shari’ah in MM home and property financing, it was concluded that wa’d from the customer to purchase the bank’s share is not a capital guarantee. Moreover, IRS is not a form of gambling but is in line with Maqasid al- Shari’ah . Research limitations/implications – The study is limited to three Islamic banks in Malaysia that focus on retail and commercial banking products. Therefore, the study excludes application of wa’dan in sukuk and some other Islamic derivatives that are not the practice of these three banks. Originality/value – This empirical study adds new knowledge by developing the concept and practice of wa’dan . Wa’dan as an innovative tool for product development to overcome Shari’ah issues in conventional banking may be of interest to practitioners all around the world.

Journal

International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 17, 2015

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