Category: Islamic Finance


Salman Ahmed Shaikh Islamic finance can help in enabling access to financial services for people who want Islamic financial services. The key question is that can Islamic finance also provide access to financial services to the bottom of the pyramid […]


Salman Ahmed Shaikh In the last few years, the growth in Sukuk market has been subdued. Sukuk market is mainly led by Malaysia now. It is important to have stable growth in the Middle East for the global Sukuk issuance […]


Salman Ahmed Shaikh In this article, we discuss the major risks that Islamic banks face in their commercial operations and the tools with which they mitigate these risks. Credit Risk Credit risk is generally defined as the potential that the […]


Salman Ahmed Shaikh The financial crisis of 2007-2009 and ongoing sovereign debt crisis in Europe has challenged the conventional wisdom. Massive levels of debt and consumption beyond means and speedy financial innovation with lax regulation has put major economies in […]


Salman Ahmed Shaikh Islamic banking in Pakistan is an established industry with 10% market share achieved in just over a decade. There are 5 full fledged Islamic banks and 15 other commercial banks that operate Islamic banking windows alongside conventional […]