Islamic Banking in Southeast Asia
About the publication
Islamic banking is the result of the untiring search for interest-free alternatives to conventional banking and it has been successfully introduced in the Middle East. However, in Southeast Asia, where there are large Muslim communities, Islamic banks are to be found only in Malaysia and the Philippines. Nevertheless, there is considerable interest in the possibility of establishing banking institutions and practices consonant with Islam in other countries in the region. In this book, scholars evaluate the role and performance of Islamic banking in Southeast Asia and examine the problems and prospects of establishing Islamic banks in countries where such banking does not exist.