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Nexus between higher ethical objectives (Maqasid Al Shari’ah) and participatory finance

Muhammad Nouman (Institute of Business and Management Sciences (IBMS), The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan)
Muhammad Fahad Siddiqi (Institute of Business and Management Sciences (IBMS), The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan)
Karim Ullah (Centre of Excellence in Islamic Finance, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan)
Shafiullah Jan (Centre of Excellence in Islamic Finance, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan)

Qualitative Research in Financial Markets

ISSN: 1755-4179

Article publication date: 10 May 2021

Issue publication date: 7 June 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to conceptualize the nexus between the participatory finance and the higher ethical objectives within the Islamic moral economy, also termed as Maqasid al Shari’ah.

Design/methodology/approach

Insights from the extant Islamic economics and finance literature are integrated through an interpretative systematic review using the principles from critical interpretative synthesis (CIS).

Findings

A coherent framework is synthesized comprising the typology of the Maqasid al Shari’ah, the axioms of participatory finance and their nexus which is formulated by theorizing the common thread of meaning through the axioms of participatory finance and Maqasid al Shari’ah at the interpretative level. This framework postulates that the participatory finance fits well in the ethos and the value system of Islam. Moreover, “social well-being” invariably provides the nexus between the Maqasid al Shari’ah and participatory finance.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the Islamic economics and finance literature by integrating the dissenting views from the divergent literature related to the basic philosophy of Shari’ah and participatory finance and provides grounds for policy implications, particularly, for designing the financial products. Moreover, it demonstrates an application of interpretative systematic review in Islamic banking and finance research.

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Citation

Nouman, M., Siddiqi, M.F., Ullah, K. and Jan, S. (2021), "Nexus between higher ethical objectives (Maqasid Al Shari’ah) and participatory finance", Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 226-251. https://doi.org/10.1108/QRFM-06-2020-0092

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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