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Purpose – The paper seeks to examine the political and socio‐economic circumstances in three different periods of the evolution of Islamic finance and how the fundamental aim of its existence altered over time. Design/methodology/approach – Based on the existing literature on the evolution of...
Purpose – The paper seeks to examine the cultural factors that shaped the creation of one of the earliest Islamic banks, discussing the tensions that arise between religious and economic aims. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is a case study of a historically significant institution. The...
Purpose – The paper seeks to examine income smoothing practices in Islamic banks. It first focuses on detecting income smoothing practices. It then seeks to test whether loan loss provisions (LLPs) are used for earnings management purposes. Design/methodology/approach – The paper explores income...
Purpose – The paper examines the impact of entry of foreign banks on the performance of the Malaysian Islamic banking sector during the period 2001‐2007. Design/methodology/approach – To maintain homogeneity, the empirical analysis is confined to two fully fledged domestic Islamic banks, three...
Purpose – The growing demand for alternative investment vehicle which adheres to shari'a principles has prompted other measures to boost the Islamic capital market. Unit trust funds in Malaysia have been growing exponentially and their existence signifies the extent of development in the...
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