Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Islamic Banking in Kerala...!

Here is the good news!
It is official now. The kerala government is seriously contemplating to establish Islamic Bank in the state. As a first step it is seriously planning to introduce Interest free banking norms through financial institutions. According to Mr Isaac Thomas, state's finance minister,''We find it extremely important to accelerate the economic growth in the state in view of the financial meltdown".
It should be noted that kerala's banks get remittances of about 37000 crores of rupees every year from its two million strong overseas workers, majority of them practising Muslims who do not like to claim interest on their deposits.
To read the full story click the photo below.
Read more: Isaac moots new mechanism to help jobless Gulf returnees

But, still it is long way to go. There are miles to go before Islamic banking becomes a living reality. It has to be beneficial to the common man as well as NRIs.
Hats off to those who are striving for this noble cause. Particularly, to Janab H. Abdur Raqeeb Sahib and his team.
Read Abdur Raqeeb Sahib's interview in Arab News

1 comment:

V M Khaleelur Rahman said...

Thanks and kudos to Janab Abdur Raqeeb sahib for his powerful endeavours to bring Islamic banking system in India.It is gaining popularity everywhere. It is heartening to know that the Kerala government is seriously contemplating to establish Islamic bank in Kerala.


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