Islamic Bank In Malaysia Case Study

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In Malaysia, Islamic finance traces its root back to 1963, with the establishment of the Pilgrims Fund Board or Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH). This was a savings mechanism under which, devout Malaysian Muslim set aside regular funds to cover the costs of performing the annual pilgrimage. These funds were in turn invested in productive sectors of the economy, aimed at yielding return uncontaminated by riba‘. As a country with a population dominated by Muslims, Malaysia was also affected by the resurgence that had taken place in the Middle East. Many parties were calling for the establishment of an Islamic bank in Malaysia. For example, in 1980, the Bumiputera Economic Congress had proposed to the Malaysian Government to allow the setting up of an Islamic bank in the country. Another effort…show more content…
The study concluded that the establishment of an Islamic bank in Malaysia would be a viable project from the operation and profits point of views. The conclusion marked the establishment of the first Islamic bank in Malaysia, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) in July 1983, with an initial paid up capital of RM80 million. The establishment of BIMB has marked a new milestone for the development of the Islamic financial system in Malaysia. BIMB carries out banking business similar to other commercial banks, but along the principles of Syari‘ah. The bank offers deposit taking products such as current and savings deposit

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