AZKA International Journal of Zakat and Social Finance
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Islamic Financial Institutions And Their Impact On The Development Of Halal SMEs In Nigeria
Tijanni MuhammadAl-Madinah International University
Besar bin NgahAl-Madinah International University
Islamic Financial Institution is considered Halal and Shariah-compliant institution that effectively developed and impacted the role of developing Small Medium Enterprises by sharing similar value, principle, and market activities under Shariah-compliant and business sector. Despite its similarities, there is still low penetration of Islamic financial institutions on the Halal business instrument. However, the business should not only concentrate on Halal business but also financing SMEs is essential. The purpose of the study is to investigate the impact of Islamic Financial Institutions on the development of Halal SMEs in Nigeria. A 350 survey questionnaire was distributed to the twenty (20) Halal Small Medium Enterprises using Structural Equation Modelling and random sampling as an essential investigation tool. The findings justified that the development of SMEs with a significant number of business units and financing from Islamic financial institutions indicates a positive direction and promotes the development of SMEs ' relatively and broader representation of the Halal industry. The study shows a general overview of the positive impact on Islamic financial institutions towards the financing Halal sector and addresses the rate of unemployment in Nigeria. The study recommends strategies for creating a partnership with Middle-East and Asian investors for more effective models and application techniques for financing SMEs and addresses the rate of poverty and unemployment in the country.