An Empirical Analysis on Legitimacy of Sukuk: An Insight of Malaysian Sukuk

  •  Essia Ries Ahmed    
  •  Md. Aminul Islam    
  •  Ku Halim Ku Ariffin    


Islamic Sukuk have a key impact and high influence in different economic and banking transactions where they have got an estimable position in financial markets and international money. Recently, sukuk have been considered as one of the fastest industries in its growth in international financial landscape and also considered as the most successful financial products among the Islamic financial institutions. Institutions should be giving more attention to sukuk development and to ensuring that these sukuk are compliant with Sharia requirements. The main objective of this paper is to determine the factors which influencing on sukuk legitimacy. A total of 54 Islamic sukuk Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia representing the whole population were selected. Secondary data was used and sourced from the sukuk shariah report. Using descriptive statistics, the existence and the extent of existence of legitimacy in Islamic sukuk in Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia was ascertained. The research found that the selected factors influence on sukuk legitimacy are could be used as subjects of references in determining the existence of legitimacy in shariah pronouncements.

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