‘Banking Panics’ and Islamic Finance Principles: Lessons from the Current Crisis
Clearly, the recent ‘bank panics’ and global economic crisis occurred mainly due to the result of debt defaults in subprime mortgages. Firstly, default by home buyers for their loans repayment to the banks and secondly default by banks for their bond repayment in the mortgage bond market. If debt defaults can be avoided in the first place, bank panics and economic crisis will most likely not happen. This means that the origin of the problem is related to bank defaults in the Sub-Prime Model which arises due to poor credit evaluation by banks. Therefore the solution for the current crises should be focused on ways of avoiding debt defaults by borrowers.