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|Title:||Awareness of Islmaic banking products among Muslims: The case of Australia|
|Citation:||Journal of Financial Services Marketing, 2007; 12(1):65-74|
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Hussain Gulzar Rammal and Ralf Zurbruegg|
|Abstract:||The purpose of this study is to examine the awareness of Muslim Australians of Islamic banking, particularly profit-and-loss sharing agreements. A sample of 300 Australian Muslims were surveyed utilising a short questionnaire containing specific questions relating to the willingness of respondents to purchase profit-and-loss sharing Islamic banking products. The results indicate that the majority of the respondents are interested in purchasing these products, but are not properly informed about how they function. It was common to find respondents who were keen to purchase Islamic banking products, but only if credit facilities were available. This is contrary to Islamic Shari'ah law, and suggests a lack of understanding of the principles of Islamic finance.|
|Keywords:||Islamic financing; interest-free financing; profit-and-loss sharing; Australia|
|Description:||© Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Appears in Collections:||Business School publications|
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