Islamic Financing as Mechanism for Socio-Economic Development: A Conceptual Approach

  • Kamoru Mutiu Olaide School of Education and Modern Languages (SEML). College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia.06010. Sintok Kedah. Malaysia
  • Ibraheem Alani AbdulKareem Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), 23100, Gong Badak, Terengganu, Malaysia
Keywords: Islamic finance; Poverty; Lack of shelter; Illiteracy and Socio-economic development


This study has critically reviewed both empirical and theoretical literature and the importance of Sukuk being an Islamic finance mechanism as a major player to solve socio-economic problems and human development in general. It is observed that Islamic finance products, especially Sukuk have gained prominence across the globe.  Considering part of its importance to human life, previous studies have established that it is working successfully in several countries through the adoption of Sukuk to tackle socio-economic vices such as the alleviation of poverty, lack of shelter, illiteracy that in the long-run has positive impacts on the small and medium enterprise; economic; rural and sustainable development. Given this, the study focuses on the effectiveness of the concept of Sukuk as a mechanism to solve socio-economic vices listed above. As earlier mentioned, the Islamic finance market is succeeding with its approach in a comprehensive manner towards empowering people and their wellbeing. In support of this, the proceed generated from Sukuk investments can be used by investors to improve the education of their wards and personal health condition. The outcome of this study revealed that Islamic finance products, bearing Sukuk in mind is capable of solving socio-economics vices facing the world.


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How to Cite
Olaide, K. M., & Ibraheem Alani AbdulKareem. (2021). Islamic Financing as Mechanism for Socio-Economic Development: A Conceptual Approach. The Journal of Management Theory and Practice (JMTP), 2(1), 94-98.
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