Conversion into Islamic banks: jurisprudence, economic and AAOIFI requirements

Fatma Zaki, Khaled Hussainey

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    The objective of this study is to investigate the conventional banks conversion into Islamic banks. It provides a significant opportunity to develop the understanding of the Sharia requirement to conversion process and what the conventional banks have to do in order to be converted into Islamic banks. In addition, it discusses the jurisprudential and financial motivations behind traditional banks converted into Islamic banking. Moreover, it discusses the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) conversion standard. The study suggests that the conventional banks must commit with all conditions to successfully complete the conversion process and to be fully committed with Sharia law.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-8
    Number of pages9
    JournalEuropean Journal of Islamic Finance
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2015


    • AAOIFI
    • Islamic banks
    • conversion
    • jurisprudence


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