What is the difference between Shariáh compliant banking and conventional banking?

What is the difference between Shariáh compliant banking and conventional banking?

The main difference between Shariáh compliant banking and conventional banking is that Islamic teachings says that money in itself has no intrinsic (fundamental) value and forbids people from profiting by lending it, without accepting a level of risk – in other words, interest (known as "Riba") cannot be charged on money.

 To generate money out of money is prohibited- wealth can only be generated through legitimate trade and investment. Any gain/profit related to this trade/investment is shared between the person providing the capital and the person providing the expertise (Mudaraba). At Maldives Islamic Bank, we generate all our profits through Shariah compliant trading and investment activities. We then share the profits with our customers at a pre-agreed ratio. In order to share profits you must hold one of our savings or investment accounts.

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