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8.8.10

Islamic Finance: Debt versus Equity Financing in the Light of Maqasid al-Shari'ah

Islamic Finance: Debt versus Equity Financing in the Light of Maqasid al-Shari'ah
Eddy Yusof, Ezry Fahmy, Kashoogie, Jhordy and Anwar Kamal, Asim
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
April 2009

Abstract: "A hot topic among Islamic economists is the debt versus equity debate. Which of the two are more in line with justice and equality? Which of them is more productive in fulfilling the greater objectives of the Shariah? This paper is divided into sections. After the introduction, it is followed by problem statement as well as objective of the study. After that, section 4 briefs the research questions for answering the analysis in this paper. Section 5 deals with discussion obtained from literature review whichhighlights important issues regarding Maqasid Al-Shari’ah in term of justice and equality vis-àvis the current practice as well as ideal model of Islamic banking and finance. Finally, this paper ends up with conclusion."

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