India is the Best Contender for Islamic Banking: Dr. Hussein Hamid Hassan, Chairman Dubai Islamic Bank

Looking at its past, the present economic growth, and the future with Manmohan Singh, the world renowned economist as its Prime Minister, India becomes the best contender for the Islamic Banking and Finance, opined Dr. Hussein Hamid Hassan, father of Islamic Banking and financial products, opined in Mumbai on December 3.

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Looking at its past, the present economic growth, and the future with Manmohan Singh, the world renowned economist as its Prime Minister, India becomes the best contender for the Islamic Banking and Finance, opined Dr. Hussein Hamid Hassan, father of Islamic Banking and financial products, opined in Mumbai on December 3.
Speaking at a Consultation Meeting with professional bankers, conventional as well as Islamic, organised by the Islamic Banking Committee Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Dr. Hassan explained that Islamic Banking is the most equitable form of financing since it enables the creation of wealth without fuelling inflation or stoking financial crisis. He also believed that introduction of Islamic Banking in India would attract billions of dollars into India.
Detailing about the Islamic banking and financial products like Murabahah and Mudarabah which can convert a failed conventional bank into a booming Islamic Bank, he shared his experiences of working with the Banks of Japan, Deutsche Bank.
He said, “Islamic Banking is not for the Muslims only’ it is a better alternative to the conventional banking and it is for investment, development and financing.”

Differentiating Islamic banking from a conventional one, he explained, “On the asset side conventional banks have only one product – that’s loan with interest. Islamic Banking has unlimited product to suit every customer, every project, under any circumstances.”  u003cspan styleu003d”font-size:9.5pt”>u003c/span>u003c/font>u003c/p>nu003cp styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 10pt;line-height:normal”>u003cspan styleu003d”font-size:9.5pt”>n u003c/span>u003c/p>nu003cp styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 10pt;line-height:normal”>u003cfont faceu003d”Calibri”>u003cspan langu003d”EN-GB” styleu003d”font-size:14pt”>Professional bankers shared mix reaction. Pitambar Choudhry, Vice President and Head International Business Division, TATA Asset Management Limited and Arun Chatterjee, Vice President, Planning& budgeting,nu003c/span>u003cspan langu003d”EN-GB” styleu003d”font-size:9.5pt”> u003c/span>u003cspan langu003d”EN-GB” styleu003d”font-size:14pt”>nIndus Ind bank also attended and were keen to know about the Islamic Banking Products and their demands in India and world over. H.Abdur Raqeeb, Convenor Islamic Banking Committee, Jamaat-e-islami Hind said, ” Most of the 150 million Muslims in India do not deposit their savings in the saving   bank account and Fixed deposit because of the interest and Islamic Banking will boost up the Domestic Saving rate in India. It will also attract funds from the other communities and Petro Dollars as well.”  Renowned Islamic Bankers also share their experiences and the problems they faced while practicing Islamic Banking in India. Rashid Umer, Managing Director of  Al Barka informed that since Islamic Banking   is not permissible in India so his company is registered as the Non Banking Financial Company NBFC   and described, “Given the current government policies and banking Act it is not possible to run the Islamic Banks in India.” He and Imran Furniture wala, Chairman Memon co-Operative bank urged, “Policies has to be change and laws has to be amended for it.”    nu003c/span>u003cspan styleu003d”font-size:9.5pt”>u003c/span>u003c/font>u003c/p>nu003cp styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 10pt;line-height:normal”>u003cfont faceu003d”Calibri”>u003cspan langu003d”EN-GB” styleu003d”font-size:14pt”>M.H Khatkhate, founder, Baitun Nassar Co-Operative society, Mumbai , Abdul Hasib, Noorul Haq Siddiqui, Bazil Shaikh , former executives of Reserve Bank of India, nK.M.Arif, actively contributed  in the discussion  specially the legal and practical difficulties regarding the Islamic Banking in India. “,1] ); //–>

Professional bankers shared mixed reaction. Pitambar Choudhry, Vice President and Head International Business Division, TATA Asset Management Limited, and Arun Chatterjee, Vice President, Planning and Budgeting, Indus Ind Bank were keen to know more about the Islamic Banking Products and their demands in India and world over.
H. Abdur Raqeeb, Convenor Islamic Banking Committee, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, said, “Most of the 150 million Muslims in India do not deposit their savings in the Saving Bank account and Fixed Deposit because of the interest and thus with their funds Islamic Banking will boost up domestic saving rate in India. It will also attract funds from other communities and Petro Dollars as well.”
Renowned Islamic Bankers also shared their experiences and the problems they faced while practising Islamic Banking in India. Rashid Umer, Managing Director of Al Barka informed that since Islamic Banking is not permissible in India, his company is registered as a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC). He described, “Given the current government policies and Banking Act it is not possible to run Islamic Banks in India.”
He and Imran Furniturewala, Chairman Memon Co-operative Bank urged, “Policies have to be changed and laws have to be amended for it.”

M.H. Khatkhate, founder Baitun Nassar Co-Operative Society, Mumbai, Abdul Hasib, Noorul Haq Siddiqui, Bazil Shaikh, former executives of Reserve Bank of India, K.M. Arif, actively contributed to the discussion especially the legal and practical difficulties regarding the Islamic Banking in India. u003cspan styleu003d”font-size:9.5pt”>nu003c/span>u003c/font>u003c/p>nu003cp styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 10pt;line-height:normal”>u003cfont faceu003d”Calibri”>u003cspan langu003d”EN-GB” styleu003d”font-size:14pt”>Mr. Qadar Supariwala, noted Exporter and Businessman showed his interest in Islamic Banking and accepted, “there is a lot of nu003cb>u003ci>Barkahu003c/i>u003c/b> while doing interest free banking.” u003c/span>u003cspan styleu003d”font-size:9.5pt”>nu003c/span>u003c/font>u003c/p>nu003cp styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 10pt;line-height:normal”>u003cfont faceu003d”Calibri”>u003cspan langu003d”EN-GB” styleu003d”font-size:14pt”>Mr.K.K.Alin, CEO, Alternative Investment and Credit Limited (AICL), explained about the success of his NBFC in Kerala. He added, ” AICL has a turnover of nearly 10 crore. We are facing Problems from RBI with regard to receiving Deposits since it requires declaration of Interest in Advance.” nu003c/span>u003cspan styleu003d”font-size:9.5pt”>u003c/span>u003c/font>u003c/p>nu003cp styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 10pt;line-height:normal”>u003cfont faceu003d”Calibri”>u003cspan langu003d”EN-GB” styleu003d”font-size:14pt”>Mr.Ghulamn Akbar, Secretary (Finance), Jamaat-e-Islami, Hind, presented a Momento to Dr. Hussein Hamid Hassan and Dr.Rahmatullah, AICMEUS thanked everybody present there for their enlightening opinions and suggestions. u003c/span>u003cspan styleu003d”font-size:9.5pt”>nu003c/span>u003c/font>u003c/p>nu003cp styleu003d”margin:0in 0in 10pt;line-height:normal”>u003cspan langu003d”EN-GB” styleu003d”font-size:14pt;color:#550055″>u003cfont faceu003d”Calibri”>nBesides publishing Books on Islamic Banking and Economics, Jamaat-e-Islami, Hind, has pursued the case of Establishing Islamic Banking in India in the late 70’s during the Janata Party Government in the Centre when the Late Janab  Zulfiqarullah was the Deputy Finance Minister also established chain of Interest Free Credit Societies which are more than 500 throughout the length and breadth of our country providing micro credit to the poor and the needy. nH.Abdur Raqeeb, informed, “Encouraged with the promotion and Successful operation of Islamic Bank world over we have revived this struggle and kept International and national Seminars, submitted the papers on the need and importance of Islamic banking in India to the RBI, met with the Finance Minister informed the leading media about the issue. n”,1] ); //–>

Mr. Qadar Supariwala, noted Exporter and Businessman, showed his interest in Islamic Banking and accepted, “There is a lot of Barkah while doing interest free banking.”
Mr. K.K. Ali , CEO, Alternative Investment and Credit Limited (AICL), explained about the success of his NBFC in Kerala. He added, “AICL has a turnover of nearly 10 crore. We are facing problems from RBI with regard to receiving deposits since it requires declaration of interest in advance.”
Mr. Ghulam Akber, Secretary (Finance), Jamaat-e-Islami, Hind, presented a Momento to Dr. Hussein Hamid Hassan and Dr. Rahmatullah, AICMEUS thanked everybody present there for their enlightening opinions and suggestions.
Besides publishing books on Islamic Banking and Economics, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind pursued the case of establishing Islamic Banking in India in the late 1970s during the Janata Party Government at the Centre when the Late Zulfiqarullah was the Deputy Finance Minister. It also established a chain of Interest-Free Credit Societies which are more than 500 throughout the length and breadth of the country providing micro credit to the poor and the needy.
H. Abdur Raqeeb informed, “Encouraged with the promotion and successful operation of Islamic Bank world over, we have revived this struggle and organised international and national seminars, submitted papers on the need and importance of Islamic Banking in India to the RBI, met the Finance Minister, informed the leading media about the issue.”