International Journal of Islamic Business & Management en-US (Managing Editor) (Administrator) Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 Ideas of Sheikh Isma’il Idris Bin Zakariyya: Legacy for Progressive Contemporary Islamic Movement <p>This paper discussed the role and ideas of Sheikh Isma’il Idris in religionand politics in Nigeria. It is very paramount that Islamic scholars are considered to be relevant in modelling the minds of Muslims Ummah towards participation in politics and electoral process. Therefore, this article highlights the major contributions made by this Islamic scholar and outlines his role in terms of revivalism during his life-time and beyond. This is accomplished by investigating his major works and his teachings especially in shaping participation in political circle so as to ensure that Muslims are participated in the political and electoral process in Nigeria. In his political thought, Sheikh Idris believed strongly in Muslim’s participation in politics and governance as against the otherviewsof anti-democratic arguments. His major concern is to encourage Muslims Ummah particularly the youths to participate in government activities in order to protect the interest of their religion considering the diverse nature of the country. Hence, assessing his role and ideas will significantly improve our understanding of Islamization movement towards determining social reality, justice and equity along Islamic ethics and values.</p> Ibrahim Suleiman ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Attaining Financial Inclusion through Ijarah Contract: Assessing the Potentials of Ijarah-Wa-Iqtina in Venture Financing of Tricycles in Kano Metropolis, Kano State, Nigeria <p>Ijarah-wa-iqtina, also known as Al-Ijarah Thummal Al-Bay (AITAB) is a leasing contract where the ownership of the leased asset is transferred to the lessee at the end of the leasing contract. With the inception of Ja’iz Bank Nigeria Plc, the product has grown in the Ja’iz Bank’s housing and auto-finance. Despite this popularity, majority of small scale businesses especially tricycle operators in Kano metropolis are still not aware of the product and the benefits attached to it. This research assesses the potentials of Ijarah-wa-iqtina in financing tricycle operation in Kano using a multiple regression model from a sample of 311 respondents. The study found myriad of problems associated with conventional mode financing arrangements prior to ijarah-wa-iqtina. It was also established that religious inclinations of respondents have strong influence on potential benefits from switching to ijarah-wa-iqtina. The paper recommends that Islamic financial institutions and well-to-do business persons in Kano metropolis on the need to promote both formal and non-formal Islamic finance among tricycles operators via ijarah-wa-iqtina.</p> Muhammad Bako, Shehu U. R. Aliyu ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:45:32 +0000