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External Shariah Audit Services from Practitioners' Views: The Case of Malaysian Islamic Banks

M R Yasoa ()
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M R Yasoa: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, City Campus, 16100 Pengkalan Chepa Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia Author-2-Name: S F Muhamad Author-2-Workplace-Name: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, City Campus, 16100 Pengkalan Chepa Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia Author-3-Name: T Abdullah Author-3-Workplace-Name: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, City Campus, 16100 Pengkalan Chepa Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia Author-4-Name: M N H Yusoff Author-4-Workplace-Name: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, City Campus, 16100 Pengkalan Chepa Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia Author-5-Name: N M Said Author-5-Workplace-Name: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, City Campus, 16100 Pengkalan Chepa Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia Author-6-Name: S A Zainuddin Author-6-Workplace-Name: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, City Campus, 16100 Pengkalan Chepa Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia Author-7-Name: N A M Nasir Author-7-Workplace-Name: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, City Campus, 16100 Pengkalan Chepa Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia Author-8-Name: Author-8-Workplace-Name:

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Abstract: "Objective - This paper investigates the possibility and feasibility of Malaysia's Islamic banking industry hiring external Shariah audit (ESA) services in the audit fraternity as one of the Shariah governance mechanisms. Some of the scholars argued that ESA is more independent and is able to strengthen the existing Shariah compliance in the industry. Methodology – This study employs a qualitative method by utilising semi-structured interviews with nine key industry players: Shariah auditors, Heads of Shariah audit, Shariah Committee (SC) Member, and Chief Shariah Officer. Data gathered from the interviews was transcribed and analysed using Atlas.ti software. Findings – A series of interviews reveal that given the current practices by the Islamic banking industry, it could be inferred that the Malaysian Islamic banking industry is not ready to exercise the ESA practices. This unreadiness is due to several factors, such as ESA costs outweighing its benefits, the fear of reputational risk, and anxiety of leaking confidential information to rivals. Novelty – The Shariah audit research especially relates to external Shariah audit is considered limited. Type of Paper - Empirical"

Keywords: External Shariah audit; Islamic Banks; qualitative method; Shariah governance; Malaysia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E44 G10 G20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 10
Date: 2021-12-31
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-acc, nep-isf, nep-mac and nep-sea
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Published in Journal of Finance and Banking Review, Volume 6, Issue 3

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DOI: 10.35609/jfbr.2021.6.3(4)

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