Murabaha

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Murabaha

A structure in Islamic finance in which one party buys a good for cash and then sells it to a second party for deferred payments. For example, if Joe wishes to buy a house, he asks a bank to purchase it and then sell it to him for a higher price than the bank paid. While the bank pays cash up front, Joe amortizes his payments over an agreed-upon number of years. From Joe's perspective, this is similar to a conventional mortgage because the payments are likely the same. Because there is no debt with interest, a murabaha is thought to conform to Islamic law. However, murabahas are controversial even within Islamic finance because some scholars believe the profit on the second sale imitates interest too closely.
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The Modaraba is primarily engaged in the business of Ijarah, Musharakah and Murabahah financing, Investment in marketable securities and other related businesses.
Eiger was the first intermediary broker to bring technology to the commodity Murabahah services space with the launch of the ETP in 2009.
Transactions on the Nasdaq Dubai Murabahah Platform for Islamic financing have exceeded a total of $100 billion, reflecting its popularity with corporate and individual users.
Islamic financing transactions on the Nasdaq Dubai Murabahah platform have exceeded a total of $100 billion.
RAM Rating Services Bhd has reaffirmed the AAA/Stable rating of Midciti Sukuk Bhd's Sukuk Murabahah Programme of up to RM3.0 billion in nominal value (2014/2044).
This standard covers investment sukuk include sukuk of ownership of leased assets, ownership of usufructs, ownership of services, Murabahah, Salam, Istisna'a, Modaraba, Musharakah, investment agency and sharecropping (Muzara'ah), irrigation (Musaqat) and agricultural (Mugharasah) partnerships.
Financing portfolio of the company comprises various modes of financing including Ijarah, Murabahah, Musharakah, diversification projects and equity market operations.
Review of the financial accounting standard (FAS) on Murabahah, which has reached the stage of final exposure draft.
The cards have been devised to comply with the murabahah Islamic financing structure.
MANAMA: Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company's three billion Malaysian ringgit (approximately $1bn) Sukuk Murabahah programme has had its long term rating reaffirmed at 2 with a stable outlook by RAM Rating Services of Malaysia.
Manama: August 14 -- (BNA)-- RAM Rating Services Berhad ("RAM Ratings") recently announced that it has reaffirmed Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company's ("Mumtalakat") MYR 3 billion Sukuk Murabahah programme with a long-term rating of 2 and a stable outlook, representing a strong investment grade credit rating profile.
RAM Rating Services Berhad has reaffirmed Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company's MYR 3 billion ($920 million) sukuk murabahah programme with a long-term rating of 2 and a stable outlook.