Centre for Shariah Reference in Islamic Finance - Pusat Rujukan Shariah Bagi Kewangan Islam

Shariah Resolutions in Islamic Finance 1997-2010

The Central Bank of Malaysia Act 2009 (the Act) has recognised the Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia (SAC) as the highest authoritative body in ascertainment of matters relating to Shariah issues in Islamic finance. In this regard, Bank Negara Malaysia had published Shariah Resolutions in Islamic Finance (Second Edition) to serve as an important Shariah reference for Islamic finance industry practitioners, courts and arbitrators. This is in line with the requirement of the Act that requires all financial institutions, courts and arbitrators to refer to the SAC on any matters or proceedings relating to Islamic financial business.

This book contains the decisions of the SAC since its establishment in 1997 to 2009. It has been revised and endorsed by the SAC as the latest edition and applicable as reference on Shariah rulings relating to Islamic finance. This edition supersedes the Shariah Resolutions in Islamic Finance (First Edition) which was published in 2007 and the Summary of National Shariah Advisory Council Decisions for Islamic Banking and Takaful (Summary of SAC Decisions) which was released in 2002. Accordingly, all new Islamic financial products that will be offered by Islamic financial institutions or any existing products to be offered to new customers must comply with the rulings of this Shariah Resolutions in Islamic Finance (Second Edition). However, for Islamic financial products which have been contracted between the customers and Islamic financial institutions based on the Shariah rulings published in the First Edition and the Summary of SAC Decisions, the contracts remain in force until maturity.

The Shariah Resolutions in Islamic Finance (Second Edition) book is now available for download. Click here to download the book.

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