Derivatives in Islamic finance: the need and mechanisms available Online publication date: Wed, 29-Oct-2014
by Syed Aun R. Rizvi; Shaista Arshad; Ahcene Lahsasna
International Journal of Financial Services Management (IJFSM), Vol. 7, No. 3/4, 2014
Abstract: The research is an attempt to have an overview of the need for derivatives and their possible role in Islamic finance, stressing on the Shariah qualification and prohibitions on the controversial conventional derivative products. This research focuses on the derivative products and their role in risk management measures. Islamic financial industry has shown tremendous growth over the past decade but the management of risk is still an unresolved issue in the trillion-dollar Shariah-compliant industry. This paper attempts at having a continuous elaboration on the derivatives from a conventional perspective and closest alternatives that are available in Islamic finance. The findings suggest that conventional derivatives in their original form do not comply with Shariah norms and parameters. But in contemporary literature and thought, there exist Shariah-compliant mechanisms and instruments which provide similar risk management measures for Islamic financial markets.
Online publication date: Wed, 29-Oct-2014
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