Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali is founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.


This article begins with the ethical foundations of Islam that are relevant to commercial transactions- much of which strikes a common chord of objectives and values with other major traditions. This is followed by an exposition of the ethical susbtance of Islam in the applied fiqh provisions pertaining to contracts, adn the relevanece aslo of the higher goals and purposes of the shariah (maqasid al-shariah) to the ethical integrity of contracts. This is followed by a discussion of the shariah prohibition and damaging effects of riba. The three remaining sections address the salient characteristics of Islamic commercial law and finance: 1) Islamic finance is characteristically asset-based; 2) it is averse to reliance on debt; and 3) it is also risk-averse. The last segment explains the shariah prohobition of gharar, uncertainty and risk taking in financial transactions......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

Kartika Drags Shariah, Justice into Spotlight

Tuesday, 01 September 2009 15:37 Published in Articles

Mohammad Hashim Kamali examines the reasoning, or the lack thereof, behind the Kuantan syariah court judgment.  ........ Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

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This article was also published in New Straits Times on 1 September 2009.

Islam’s Views on Sorcery, Black Magic

Thursday, 18 November 2010 10:48 Published in Articles

Black magic is condemned in Islam but Muslim thinkers are not clear on how to deal with this superstitious holdover from an earlier age, says Mohammad Hashim Kamali........ Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)


This articel has been published in New Straits Time on Monday, 8 November 2010

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