Islamic microfinance market size reaches USD 1 billion: Pak CIBE

Islamic microfinance is rapidly gaining acceptance in Muslim and non-Muslim countries due to its success in poverty eradication. According to Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan’s AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE), the Islamic microfinance market has reached USD 1 billion. More than 300 Islamic microfinance institutions are offering their services to 1.6 million clients in almost 32 countries, he added. There is research needed so that new Islamic microfinance products can be introduced. At present, Murabaha alone has 80 percent share of total Islamic microfinance market.