Implementation Issues of Partnership (Musharka) and Diminishing Partnership (Muntiqa Musharaka)

30 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2018 Last revised: 16 May 2019

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Maryam Saeed

University of Management & Technology; University of Management & Technology

Date Written: Decemebr 31, 2017


Aim: This research aims to understand the concept and implementation issues of partnership and diminishing partnership and confirms its existence and presents solutions/recommendation in context of Pakistan.

Analysis: Content analysis is used to derive implementation issues which restrict the growth of partnership/diminishing partnership then through quantitative analysis (structured and open ended questionnaire) and interviews its existence is confirmed in context of Pakistan.

Population: The population of the study is all earlier studies pertaining to partnership (Musharakah) and Diminishing Partnership (Musharakah Mutanaqisah) and middle level management of Islamic banking working in Lahore including Meezan Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Bank Islami, and Habib Islamic Bank.

Technique: Convenience sampling is used for both research designs (quantitative and qualitative) for collecting date from literatures and bankers working in Islamic banks. Convenience sampling technique is a non-probability sampling technique where the subjects are selected based on their accessibility to the researcher (Cooper and Schindler, 2013).

Sample size: Almost 25 articles are studied and 60 bankers responded by rating (1= Strongly Agree to 5= Strongly Disagree) on hurdles derived from literatures and also interview was conducted on said issues/hurdles from seniors’ bank officers.

Findings/Results: Results confirmed the following hurdles in partnership: high risk, selection of right partner, capital security, lack of interest from the side of management of bank, availability of legal and govt. support, risk of loss, taxation issue, role of govt. and society, regulations, and accounting framework. However, result confirmed the following hurdles in diminishing partnership: KIBOR is being used as benchmark for calculating rent on property, tax regulation, dishonesty and moral hazard, risk of loss legal framework. Solutions are recommended in recommendations.

Keywords: Partnership (Musharaka), Diminishing Partnership (Musharaka Mutanaqisah)

JEL Classification: M40

Suggested Citation

Saeed, Maryam, Implementation Issues of Partnership (Musharka) and Diminishing Partnership (Muntiqa Musharaka) (Decemebr 31, 2017). Available at SSRN:

Maryam Saeed (Contact Author)

University of Management & Technology ( email )


University of Management & Technology ( email )

UMT, Johar Town, Lahore
Lahore, PA Punjab 540000

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