This study aims to define the parameters of the reward-risk principle in Islamic finance as established in the literature and discuss propositions that are presented on…
This study aims to define the parameters of the reward-risk principle in Islamic finance as established in the literature and discuss propositions that are presented on how such a principle is to be applied to Islamic banking products.
A descriptive approach is used to explore the normative parameters and criticisms of the application of reward-risk in Islamic finance.
The study finds that the principle of reward-risk is embodied in the multi-component concept of ‘iwadh (counter value) which must be evident in market transactions that involve commercial exchanges. The components include risk, costs, effort, value-adding and capital, all of which apply uniquely to different contractual forms of financing.
The study uses academic literature and industry documents with modest contact with prominent practitioners and their general feedback on prevalent Islamic finance industry practices.
This study exposits the variety of approaches in applying the reward-risk principle and sheds light on the primary elements of the principle which will facilitate its greater consideration by the Islamic finance industry.
This study is a meaningful attempt at conveniently summing up and applying the parameters that are considered when discussing the scope of the reward-risk principle in Islamic finance.