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Development of Islamic Banking with Reference to UAE

Development of Islamic Banking with Reference to UAE
Fayaz Ahamed
June 2010

Abstract: Banks play an important and active role in the economic development of a country. The global financial system (GFS) is a financial system consisting of institutions and regulators that act on the international level, as opposed to those that act on a national or regional level. Islamic banking is a classical concept. Islamic banking system has emerged as a competitive and a possible substitute for the conventional banking system during the last three decades. Islamic Banking is no longer limited to specialized institutions and has expanded both geographically and in product richness, with structured credit finance receiving most of the attention. Greater importance of the General Council for Islamic Banking and Finance Institutions (GCIBFI), the Islamic Financial Service Board (IFSB), the Islamic International Rating Agency (IIRA) and the Accounting and Auditing Organization of Islamic Finance Institutions (AAOIFI), will add consistency in accordance to Islamic laws [shariah] interpretations by religious boards and the primacy of bankable governing law as a matter of form remain essential to further growth of Islamic banking.

Islamic banking transactions are governed by the codes of the shariah, which prohibits interest and regulates that income, must be resulting as return from capitalist investment. This present study analyses the Islamic banking operations currently practiced in Global banking system. This paper explains the fundamental legal principles of Islamic Banking, which includes a brief review of the current state of Islamic banking development and provides the analysis of Islamic Banks with their acquired results. The paper suggests a Global organization that would allow Islamic banks to develop in compliance with its Islamic laws [shariah] principles.

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