Dissertation Topics in Islamic finance, Islamic banking, takaful and Islamic Accounting

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Islamic finance dissertation topics

Islamic banking

Compare the customer deposits between Islamic and conventional bank

The sources of uses of funds in Islamic banks – country or region-specific comparative analysis

Islamic banking experiences: A country comparative analysis or study

Islamic Banking in the ……. (country): Opportunities and threats

Islamic Banking Theories and Practices: country analysis

Islamic banking windows/ system into Conventional Banking Systems

Islamic Finance: As an alternative social responsible and ethical investing.

Islamic Financial Institutions and Products

Legal and ethical issues in Islamic banking

Transferring from conventional to Islamic banking

Current account contracts in Islamic banking : A comparative study between Islamic contracts of Amanah, Qard Hasan, Wadiah

The dominance of sales and lease based transactions in assets of Islamic banks  : comparative study.


Financial Reporting for Islamic financial institutions

Islamic bank’s investment deposits disclosures (are the disclosures done credit -debtor relationship or basic mudarabah partnership or Wakala partnership)

Assets side of Islamic banks comparison with the conventional bank’s asset side

The liability side of Islamic bank comparison with the conventional bank’s assets side.

Disclosure of Mudarabah investment in Islamic banks

Difference between AAOIFI disclosures and IFRS for Islamic banks

Does AAOIFI disclosure contradict with IFRS  disclosure requirements?

Disclosure of Charity funds of Islamic banks

How does Zakath funds are distributed in Islamic banks

Cash flow statement of Islamic banks and how does it differ from conventional banks

Change in Stockholder’s equity of Islamic bank and conventional banks

Mudarabah Investment distribution account of Islamic banks


Islamic Financial Instruments

Islamic Financial Instruments development

The role of Sharia’a boards in Islamic financial instrument development

Islamic banking product to help the international trade

Murabaha or Ijara : The best financing

Mudaraba or Musharaka : The best equity financing

Murabaha Financing vs. Conventional leasing: cash flow and risk analysis


Cooperation with….

Study on How do Islamic bank cooperate with conventional bank in international trade

Study on How do Islamic bank cooperate with central banks in conventional environment

Structure and functions

The function of commercial banking: Compare the Islamic and conventional banks

Structure of Islamic bank : compare with the conventional bank

Internalization of Islamic banks

Customer relationship between the conventional and Islamic banks

Profit and Loss sharing mechanism of Islamic Bank



Interbank transaction of Islamic bank – current system and proposals

Interbank borrowing of Islamic banks

Tawarruq as a tool of interbank borrowing

Interbank bench mark for Islamic banks – proposals

Developing Islamic financial instruments to ease the interbank transaction


Mergers and Acquisition

Cross border mergers and acquisition of Islamic banks

Do mergers or acquisition will affect the efficiency of Islamic banks

Islamic banks entry – from a country perspective


Bank’s failure

Analysis of Islamic banking failures

Why Islamic banks does are more resistance to failure

Corporate governance, accounting and Risk management


Risk management in Islamic banks

Risk management practices comparative analysis for conventional and Islamic banks

Credit risk management of Islamic banks/Islamic financial institutions (IFI)

Liquidity risk management of Islamic banks (IFI)

Asset and Liability management of Islamic banks/IFI

Commercial risk management of Islamic banks/IFI

Sharia compliant risk management of Islamic banks/IFI

Performance and credit risk management of Islamic banks

Performance and ALM of Islamic banks

Profitability and risk management of Islamic banks and IFI

Analysis of derivatives instruments by Islamic banks


Islamic derivatives markets

Hedging techniques used by Islamic banks (country or regional specific)

Effectiveness of hedging techniques used by Islamic banks

Is profit rate swap and interest rate swap same in terms of payoff?

Differentiating conventional forward or future market with Islamic Salam based products

Options: developing Islamic options products

Developing Islamic hedging products based on Juala or bay al arbun contracts

Financial engineering in Islamic finance industry: Country comparison.

Financial engineering in Islamic finance for way forward ..





Corporate social responsibility

Islamic bank and corporate social responsibility

Islamic banking and poverty alleviation

Corporate Social Responsibility of Islamic Banks

CSR and profitability of Islamic banks

How corporate governance is different from conventional banking and Islamic banking




Performance of Islamic bank and conventional bank in a selected country

Measuring the productivity of Islamic banking

Islamic Banks performance in industrial lending

Measuring the performance of Islamic Banks

Performance of Islamic banks during the financial crises

Comparative analysis of performance of Islamic banks and conventional banks during the financial crises/ post or during.


Customer relationship, marketing and strategy

Investigating the Customer Relationship Management in Islamic banks – (case can be taken from any bank or country perspective)

Investigating the customer loyalty in Islamic banks

Identifying the competitive strategy of Islamic banks: a comparison with conventional banks

Developing a model for customer loyalty in Islamic banks

Brand management of Islamic Financial institutions

Customer loyalty for Islamic banks

Consumer behavior for Islamic credit cards

Customer perception of Islamic banking windows in Conventional Banks

Investigating the CRM activities in Islamic Banks

Switching behavior of Conventional banks to Islamic Banks – An international perspective

Ethical marketing for Islamic banking


Credit crises

Islamic mortgage system as a solution for current credit crises

The effect of credit crises in Islamic banking

Measuring the effect of credit crises in Islamic Banking

Islamic banks less affected by credit crises

History, development and challenges

Development or establishment of issues of Islamic banking – in particular country or region

Islamic Banking in (country) – Development, perspectives and evolution

Challenges faced by the Islamic banks

Challenge: Arabic terminology – Merits and demerits

Knowledge management and Islamic finance education

Islamic banking and knowledge management

Knowledge Management in Islamic banks

Skill gap and recruitment gap for Islamic financial institution

Employer preference of Online versus traditional degrees in Islamic qualification

How effective Islamic finance education to cater the growing demand.


Sharia’a board

Sharia’a Boards in Islamic banks

Influence of religious boards or Sharia’a councils in Islamic banks

How effective Sharia audits

Fatwa unification for Islamic banks

Standardization or harmonization of Fatwas in Islamic banking/IFI industry.



Islamic Economics

Fiscal policy Islamic economy

Islamic banking and (country’s) growth

Islamic finance industry and (Country’s) growth

Inflation in Islamic economy

How Islamic economy can reduce the inflation

Contribution of Islamic economy in infrastructure development of developing country

How the choices made by human race in Islamic economic system with scare resources

Is resource scare in Islamic Economy?

Opportunity cost from Islamic Economics perspectives

Reducing the effects of climate change

Development of SME in Islamic based economies

Islamic economy and Adams Smith a comparative study

Labor migration in Islamic economy

Unemployment and Islamic economic system

How Islamic economic system can reduce the unemployment

Solution for unemployment under the Islamic economy

Poverty alleviation in Islamic economy

Islamic economic model as solution for global economic crises

International trade under Islamic economic model

Foreign exchange depreciation and appreciation in Islamic economic model

Micro finance in Islamic economy

How Market equilibrium decided in Islamic economy

Comparative analysis of socioeconomic development of Islamic economy and socialist economy

Comparative analysis of socioeconomic development of Islamic economy and capitalistic economy

How the Islamic economic models contribute to the productivity increase

Contribution of Islamic economy for financial stability and macroeconomic gains

Capital mobility in Islamic economic system

Islamic finance system and economic growth

Islamic finance system and economic growth

Islamic banks in poverty alleviation

Economical functions of Islamic Financial Market

How Islamic banks can help in Economic Development



Islamic Capital Market

How does an Islamic financial market works

Investment: An Islamic perspective

Development or Growth of Islamic capital market

The products in Islamic capital market

Filtering the stocks for Islamic investments


Valuing the Sukuk

Developing Hybrid Sukuk to cater to various needs of Islamic banks or governments

Green Sukuk as corporate social responsibility.

Comparative analysis of conventional bonds interest rate with profit rates of Sukuk.

Risk management practices for Sukuk

Sharia compliant issues for Sukuk structuring

Development Sukuk market and country’s economic indicators

Compare Value at Risk between Sukuk and conventional bonds


Micro Financing

Micro Financing in Islamic finance industry: For country developments.

Islamic micro financing techniques

Structuring new products for Islamic micro financing

Micro finance increases access to credit for poor in developing countries

Social finance: gives access to charities and social enterprises access to finance.

Islamic entrepreneurial finance

Islamic social finance

Islamic Insurance

How ethical Takaful compared to conventional insurance

Comparative analysis of Takaful industry with conventional insurance (country or region specific)

Performance of Takaful industry

Customer perception of Takaful system

Developing Takaful model

Private Equity and Venture capital

Islamic venture capital bank

Islamic mode of financing for venture capitalists

Islamic private Equity investments

Islamic financing for startups

Mudaraba based PLS for venture capitalists

Vulture financing using Islamic contracts

Islamic Real Estate Market

Islamic mode of financing for real estate properties

Comparative analysis of Islamic and conventional Real estate financing