Morocco approves law on Sharia-compliant insurance
Thursday, 07 11 2019, Category: Islamic Insurance, Country: Morocco
The upper house of Morocco's Parliament on Tuesday approved a law governing Sharia-compliant insurance, known as takaful, which is expected to give a much-needed boost to Islamic finance in the country.
Insurance companies will be able to launch takaful subsidiaries as soon as the law is published in the official bulletin, Islamic banking professionals told Reuters.
Morocco, the most advanced country in North Africa in developing Islamic finance, has allowed five Islamic banks and three windows to offer Sharia-compliant banking services in the country since early 2017.
Islamic banks, known in Morocco as participatory banks, avoid interest and pure monetary speculation.
Takaful will equip Moroccan Islamic banks with a life and general insurance mechanism, said Said Amaghdir, President of the Moroccan Association for Participatory Finance Professionals.
Source: The National