Perspective of Islamic Banking
In most Islamic countries, Islamic Banking & Finance will potentially grow both in terms of size and sophistication, so as to progressively dominate the domestic banking landscape. This however, may only materialize through a unique combination of focusing on the true spirit of Islamic Shari’a ethics and dynamics, cultivating a far-sighted belief in an ideal scenario of banking and business partnerships and a broad perspective of business adaptation and application that transforms challenges into opportunities.
The primary challenge of Islamic Banking today, is to reconcile its dual roles as a business facilitator and as a financial institution. Although growing remarkably fast in terms of size and regional expansion, the slow evolutionary process of Islamic Banking is exemplified in the prevalence of diluted alternative applications of Shari'a principles instead of the ideal balance between the application of PLS (Profit & Loss Sharing) mode of financing in measured combination with other fixed return modes.
Our answer is to create the perfect combination of comprehensive knowledge dynamics and a financial environment conducive to the development of profit-friendly and risk mitigating Islamic products and instruments. The opportunity lies in a co-operative effort on a global and regional scale, amongst Islamic Banks, between governments and banks at national levels and between the business community and the investor at the micro-level.