Islamic Banking and Finance Today Issues and Implications
Far from being a curiosity, Islamic banking and finance products have come of age as a force to be reckoned with in the international financial market, breaking new ground and making giant strides by the day. This growth and geographical expansion has given rise to several challenges which can no longer be ignored but must be addressed by academics and scholars, professionals and practitioners in the industry, technocrats in government circles, standards boards and allied organisations, and Shariah experts and other jurist consultants. Some of these challenges pose a significant threat to the further growth and development of the industry, if left unaddressed. This paper attempts to look into such issues and to proffer solutions to them in order to ensure the even and healthy growth and development of the industry.