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The Roles of Corporate Governance Towards Value-Oriented Islamic Finance Practices

The Roles of Corporate Governance Towards Value-Oriented Islamic Finance Practices This paper argues that while significant concerns have been invoked on the material aspects of Islamic finance such as financial growth and products sophistication, it is nevertheless observed that equal emphasizes have not been given on social objectives of Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs) as part of its value-oriented frameworks.In [...]

Selamat Hari Guru 1440h/2019m

Selamat Hari Guru 1440h/2019m Pendahuluan Saban tahun kita menyambut Hari Guru dengan pelbagai sambutan dari segenap lapisan masyarakat. Tetapi tahun ini merasakan terdapat sedikit kelainan dan perubahan. Kenyataan Kesatuan Guru mengiktiraf 18 penyelesaian isu berkaitan pendidikan oleh KPM memberikan sedikit harapan kepada masa depan pendidikan negara dan kebajikan guru. Pelbagai inisiatif yang diumumkan dan prestasi dalam masa setahun pentadbiran baru KPM meliputi manfaat pelajar B40, meletakkan guru sebagai fokus utama, murid sebagai tonggak, komitmen menangani isu sekolah dhaif, perhatian penuh kepada [...]

GE14 and the Year Since: My Personal Reflection

Refleksi Genap Setahun PRU14 Sebagai rakyat yang prihatin, saya sentiasa mengikuti secara rapat perkembangan politik Malaysia pasca 9 Mei 2018 dengan penuh minat di samping debaran ingin melihat Malaysia baharu yang lebih dinamik dan progresif di samping mengekalkan prinsip-prinsip kenegaraan dan nilai-nilai Malaysia sebagai negara bangsa yang berdaulat. Secara umumnya, walaupun terdapat pelbagai isu dan permasalahan pasca PRU14 yang sedang cuba diselesaikan, sememangnya tidak dapat dinafikan keberanian dan azam rakyat Malaysia cuba membuat perubahan menerusi demokrasi secara aman dan tenteram [...]

May This Ramadhan be the Best Ramadhan for All of Us

Assalamualaikum, Dear All, I take this opportunity to wish all readers of my website happy ramadhan al-mubarak. Ramadan is the greatest and best month of the year. It is one of the blessings of Allah to the Muslims that He enables us to fast in this period. The blessed month and ibadah of fasting not only offer us great rewards from Allah but also many benefits, either from economic or health and science, psychological or social perspectives. With this priceless [...]

Spend Your Cognitive Surplus for Humanity

Spend Your Cognitive Surplus for Humanity Previously during our first book discussion, we reviewed the Nature of Despotism by al Kawakibi. This time we chose Cognitive Surplus Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky. In this book, Shirky talks about how much free time do we have. Due to technological globalisation and internet of things, estimately we have about 1 trillion hours of 'cognitive surplus' or discretionary time per year. This cognitive surplus is a powerful new resource [...]

MEMAHAMI ISLAMOFOBIA: ANTARA PERSEPSI DAN REALITI

MEMAHAMI ISLAMOFOBIA: ANTARA PERSEPSI DAN REALITI Zulkifli Hasan Abstrak Beberapa insiden keganasan yang berlaku di dunia seringkali dikaitkan dengan umat Islam biarpun pada hakikatnya ianya dilakukan juga oleh penganut agama yang lain. Kejadian pembunuhan lebih 120 orang di Paris pada 14 November 2015, peristiwa 11 September 2001 yang telah mengorbankan kira-kira 2996 nyawa diikuti oleh pengeboman di Madrid pada 11 Mac 2004 melibatkan kematian 191 orang dan pengeboman di London pada 7 julai 2005 yang meragut 52 nyawa oleh pengganas yang disyaki [...]

Serious Gaps in Islamic Banking and Finance

Serious gaps in Islamic banking and finance By Prof Dr Obiyathulla Ismath Bacha Available at: inceif.org The modern variant of Islamic banking and finance (IBF), as we now know, has been around for more than three decades, closing in on 40 years. There is no doubting that it has made huge strides. Today, Islamic banking has a global presence — operating in not just Islamic countries, but several non-Muslim jurisdictions as well. Though less pervasive, Islamic capital markets, and in particular sukuk, [...]

Positioning the Mind of New Students

Welcoming new students of IIUM Taaruf Week does not only aim at providing and familiarising new students with information on the physical environment and the facilities available in the campus and rules, regulations and procedures but Taaruf Week is very essential in POSITIONING THE MIND of the new students about the Mission, Vision and aspiration of IIUM. Make the most of your time at this great University. I urge all students to explore IIUM not only with your eyes but [...]

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