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The establishment of Islamic Banking Center (IBC) at the department of economics is another leading and appreciable initiative of towards achieving the excellence in the research and development at King Saud University. The Center is established with the generous funding donated by the Shaikh Saleh Abdullah Kami, Chairman and Founder of Dallah Al-Barak Holding Foundation, as an expression of his keen interest in the promotion and facilitation of Islamic banking and finance studies and practices. The Center’s budget will come primarily from Sheikh Saleh Kamel Waqf donated to King Saud University for this purpose. Read more...

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Dear Colleagues and Practitioners Very warm welcome, Last three decades were the period of major developments, emerging trends, and new beginnings. Besides the respectful recognition from the academia and policymakers, Islamic Banking System has achieved a historic high growth rate and now it holds a significant share in the global financial market... Read more...

Publication type Journal Article
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Publication language English
Publication Title Consumer Perceptions of Islamic Banks The Case of Saudi Arabia
Publication Year 2014
Publication Work Type Research paper
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Publication Authers Imran Khokhar & Bukhari Sillah
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Publication Magazine, Newspaper International Journal of Islamic Banking and Finance
Publication Pages 70 to 81
Publication Volume Number 31
Publication Issue Number 4
Publication Summury

There is no clear line and distinction between Islamic and conventional banks in Saudi Arabia. Banks which are perceived as non-Islamic banks do offer various types of Islamic banking products beside their conventional products. Some of the banks are full-fledged Islamic banks. However, the Saudi Arabian banks do not carry the word “Islamic” in their names, as it pertains in U.A.E, Malaysia, Pakistan etc. So, it is hypothesized that the general public might not attach significance to the distinction between Islamic and conventional banks. This paper is conducted to assess the perceptions of Saudi Arabian people of Islamic banking in Saudi Arabia, and to draw conclusions from their views about the degree of the Shariah compliance of the Islamic banking practice. The results of this paper imply that the customers are generally satisfied with the Islamic banking practice, but they want them to do more than current level because they perceive that their banking operations are just marginally Shariah compliant. The customers also generally disapprove of the window Islamic banking by the conventional banks.

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Research

Bank Efficiency Analysis: Islamic Banks versus Conventional Banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries 2006 - 2012

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Bukhari M. S. Sillah and Nizar Harrathi

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Consumer Perceptions of Islamic Banks The Case of Saudi Arabia

Journal Article

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English

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Imran Khokhar & Bukhari Sillah

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Consumer Perceptions of Islamic Banks The Case of Saudi Arabia

Journal Article

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English

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Imran Khokhar, Dr. Bukhari Sillah

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Revisiting the shock and volatility transmissions among GCC equities and oil price: A further investigation

Conference Paper

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English

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Nizar Harrathi, Jamel Jouini

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Bulletin of Islamic Banking Center, King Saud University

Journal Article

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English

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Research Team Islamic Banking Center

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