Shariah Standard on Gold
As the Islamic financial services market grows in size and importance, so does the need for a greater understanding of the intricate matters of Islamic financial services and the application of Shariah guidance. The Islamic financial services industry is also witnessing greater implementation of internationally recognised and standardised Islamic finance guidance.
As a result, the World Gold Council is working with The Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and Amanie Advisors to develop a Shariah Standard on Gold. This Standard will provide guidance from the Shariah perspective on the usage of gold in financial and investment transactions for Islamic financial institutions and participants. The Standard also aims to increase transparency and harmonisation regarding the use of gold in various market practices.
We want to create a Standard that meets the requirements of all active participants in the market. The Standard will enable organisations to work more efficiently in creating Shariah compliant gold products, it will enhance access to gold in the Islamic world and it will help to address the liquidity management issues currently facing the industry.