1st Edition

Fintech in Islamic Finance Theory and Practice

Edited By Umar A. Oseni, S. Nazim Ali Copyright 2019
    374 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    374 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Featuring high-level analysis of Islamic law, this book examines fintech in Islamic finance from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Whilst building on existing approaches, it also discusses the current application of fintech in promoting financial inclusion through innovative solutions in Muslim-majority countries, identifying future directions for policy-makers.

    With original chapters written by prominent academics, senior lawyers and practitioners in the global Islamic finance industry, this book serves as the first standalone pioneering reference work on fintech in Islamic finance. It also, for the first time, examines the position of Islamic law on cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin. Besides the conceptual analysis of the Sharīʿah and legal aspects of fintech in Islamic finance, this book provides relevant case studies showing current and potential developments in the application of fintech in various sectors ranging from crowdfunding and smart contracts, to Online Dispute Resolution, Investment Account Platform and identity verification in the KYC process.

    Setting the agenda for researchers in the field, Fintech in Islamic Finance will be useful to students and scholars of Islamic finance and financial technology.

    Part 1: Introduction 

    1. Fintech in Islamic Finance: An Introduction, Umar A. Oseni and S. Nazim Ali 

    Part 2: Fintech and Financial Intermediation 

    2. Fintech: The Opportunity for Islamic Finance, Harris Irfan and Daniel Ahmed 

    3. Implications of Technological Advance for Financial Intermediation in Islamic Finance, Rodney Wilson

    4. Fintech in Islamic Finance: From Collaborative Finance to Community-based Finance, Celia de Anca

    5. Financial Intermediation, Fintech and Sharī‘ah Compliance, Shariq Nisar and Umar Farooq

    6. E-Commerce and Islamic Financial Intermediation, Hafis Bello 

    Part 3: Setting the Shariʿah Parameters  

    7. Fintech in the Light of Maqāsid al-Sharī‘ah, Mustafa Omar Mohammed and Mohamed Cherif El Amri

    8. Fintech and Islamic Finance: Setting the Shariʿah Parameters, Mohamad Akram Laldin and Hafas Furqani

    9. Currency in Islamic Law: A Sharī‘ah Analysis of Bitcoin, Mufti Faraz Adam and Mufti Abdul Kadir Barkatulla

    10. Crowfunding in Islamic Finance: Ensuring Proper Shariʿah Oversight, Muhammad Al Bashir M. Al-Amine

    Part 4: Legal and Regulatory Issues 

    11. The Regulation of Fintech and Cryptocurrencies, Nafis Alam and Abdolhossein Zameni

    12. Fintech in Islamic Finance: Business Models and the Need for Legal Solutions, Michael Gassner and Jonathan Lawrence

    13. Blockchain Technologies and the Prospects of Smart Contracts in Islamic Finance, Volker Nienhaus 

    14. The Potentials of Smart Contract in Islamic Trade Finance, Leisan Safina and Umar A. Oseni

    Part 5: Case Studies: From Concept to Application 

    15. The Emergence of Islamic Crowdfunding Platforms: A Case Study of Ethis Ventures, Ahmad Sabree and Umar Munshi 

    16. The Investment Account Platform: A Practical Application of Fintech in Malaysia, Noor Suhaida Kasri and Marjan Muhammad  

    17. Integrating Waqf Crowdfunding into the Blockchain: A Modern Approach for Creating a Waqf Market, Magda Ismail Abdel Mohsin and Aishath Muneeza 

    18. Blockdentity: A Future Beyond Digital identity, Ishaq Mustapha Akinlaso, Ibrahim Opeyemi Adediran, Abdoulaye Kindy Diallo and Ziyaad Mahomed

    19. Banking on ICT: The relevance of online dispute resolution in the Islamic banking industry in Malaysia, Umar A. Oseni and Sodiq O. Omoola

    Part 6: Future Directions 

    20. Current and Future Impacts of Fintech in Islamic Finance, Sirajulhaq Yasini and Marifatulhaq Yasini


    Umar A. Oseni is an Executive Director of the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation. He was an Associate Professor of Law and Regulation of Islamic Finance at the International Islamic University Malaysia.

    S. Nazim Ali is Director of the Research Division of the College of Islamic Studies, at Hamad Bin Khalifa University. He was the Director of the Islamic Finance Project at Harvard University from 1995 to 2014.