This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
thus increasing his own share till all the units of the financier are purchased by him so as to make him the sole owner of the property. as the case may be. or the commercial enterprise. . a financier and his client participate in the joint ownership of ± A property ± An equipment ± A commercial enterprise. The share of the financier is further divided into a number of units and it is understood that the client will purchase the units of the share of the financier one by one periodically.Diminishing Musharakah According to this concept.
b. 20% of the price is paid by the client and 80% of the price by the financier.Diminishing Musharakah. a. each unit representing 10% ownership of the house. d. the client uses the house for his residential requirement and pays rent to the financier for using his share in the property. Thus the financier owns 80% of the house while the client owns 20%. He approaches the financier who agrees to participate with him in purchasing the required house. c. The client wants to purchase a house for which he does not have adequate funds. At the same time the share of financier is further divided in eight equal units. After purchasing the property jointly. . It has been used mostly in house financing.Making as asset Some examples are given below: 1.
At the end of the second term. after the first term of three months he purchases one unit of the share of the financier by paying 1/10th of the price of the house. Accordingly. he purchases another unit increasing his share in the property to 40% and reducing the share of the financier to 60% and consequentially reducing the rent to that proportion. House financing (Continue .) e. i. This arrangement allows the financier to claim rent according to his proportion of ownership in the property and at the same time allows him periodical return of a part of his principal through purchases of the units of his share. k. The client promises to the financier that he will purchase one unit after three months... Hence. f. h.Diminishing Musharakah 1. It reduces the share of the financier from 80% to 70%. . the client purchases the whole share of the financier reducing the share of the financier to zero and increasing his own share to 100%. j. the rent payable to the financier is also reduced to that extent. This process goes on in the same fashion until after the end of two years. g.
Diminishing Musharakah. it is employed to provide transport to the passengers whereby the net income of Rs. 1000/.is earned on daily basis. therefore. d. It can also be used to purchase an asset to use for earning: (Services) a. Babar agrees to participate in the purchase of the taxi. . it is agreed that 80% of the fare will be given to him and the rest of 20% will be retained by Amir who has a 20% share in the taxi. After the taxi is purchased. b. Amir wants to purchase a taxi to use it for offering transport services to passengers and to earn income through fares recovered from them. both of them purchase a taxi jointly.Services 2. but he is short of funds. Since Babar has 80% share in the taxi. c. 80% of the price is paid by Babar and 20% is paid by Amir .
300/. 800/. Consequently the share of Babar is reduced to 70% and share of Amir is increased to 30% meaning thereby that as from that date Amir will be entitled to Rs.) e.is earned by Babar and Rs. h. the whole taxi will be owned by Amir and Babar will take back his original investment along with income distributed to him as aforesaid. g. . This process will go on until after the expiry of two years. After three months Amir purchases one unit from the share of Babar . 200/. 700/-.by Amir on daily basis. It means that Rs. Providing Services (Continue . f.from the daily income of the taxi and Babar will earn Rs.. At the same time the share of Babar is further divided into eight units.Diminishing Musharakah 2.
b. It can also be used for Trading: a. . 40% of the investment is contributed by Arshad and 60% by B ashir. in practical terms. c. say two years. d. Apart from periodical profits earned by Bashir .Diminishing Musharakah. The proportion of profit allocated for each one of them is expressly agreed upon. Bashir agrees to participate with him for a specified period. tend to repay to him the original amount invested by him. But at the same time Bashir s share in the business is divided to six equal units and Arshad keeps purchasing these units on gradual basis until after the end of two years Bashir comes out of the business. Both start the business on the basis of musharakah. leaving its exclusive ownership to Arshad . he gains the price of the units of his share which.Trading 3. Arshad wishes to start the business of ready-made garments but lacks the required funds for that business. e.
Adjustment of the rental according to the remaining share of the financier in the property.House Financing on the basis of Diminishing Musharakah The proposed arrangement is composed of the following transactions: 1. Actual purchase of the units at different stages. Promise from the client to purchase the units of share of the financier. 3. . 2. Giving the share of the financier to the client on rent. To create joint ownership in the property (Shirkat-alMilk). 5. 4.
. Therefore no objection can be raised against creating this joint ownership. This has been expressly allowed by all schools of Islamic jurisprudence. It has already been explained that Shirkat-al-Milk (joint ownership) can come into existence in different ways including joint purchase by the parties. To The first step in the above arrangement is to create a joint ownership in the property. : 1.House Financing on the basis of Diminishing Musharakah Let s discuss each ingredient of the arrangement in a greater detail.
all of them are unanimous on the validity of ijarah .House Financing on the basis of Diminishing Musharakah 2. ± Imam Abu Hanifah and Imam Zufar are of the view that the undivided share cannot be leased out to a third party ± While Imam Malik and Imam Shafi i. This arrangement is also above board because there is no difference of opinion among the Muslim jurists in the permissibility of leasing one s undivided share in a property to his partner. If the undivided share is leased out to a third party its permissibility is a point of difference between the Muslim jurists. . But so far as the property is leased to the partner himself. Abu Yusuf and Muhammad Ibn Hasan hold that the undivided share can be leased out to any person. The second part of the arrangement is that the financier leases his share in the house to his client and charges rent from him.
Similarly if the undivided share of the building is intended to be sold to the partner. . The third step in the aforesaid arrangement is that the client purchases different units of the undivided share of the financier. there is a difference of opinion if it is sold to the third party.House Financing on the basis of Diminishing Musharakah 3. If the undivided share relates to both land and building. This transaction is also allowed. it is also allowed unanimously by all the Muslim jurists. However. the sale of both is allowed according to all the Islamic schools.
However. 2. The agreement of joint purchase. At the same time the client may sign one-sided promise to purchase different units of the share of the financier periodically and the financier may undertake that when the client will purchase a unit of his share. after joint purchase.House Financing on the basis of Diminishing Musharakah On the basis of this analysis. This is allowed because. the joint purchase and the contract of lease may be joined in one document whereby the financier agrees to lease his share. diminishing musharakah may be used for House Financing with following conditions: 1. the rent of the remaining units will be reduced accordingly. leasing and selling different units of the share of the financier should not be tied-up together in one single contract. . ijarah can be effected for a future date. to the client.
It will be preferable that the purchase of different units by the client is effected on the basis of the market value of the house as prevalent on the date of purchase of that unit. .House Financing on the basis of Diminishing Musharakah 3. sale must be effected by the exchange of offer and acceptance at that particular date. 4. At the time of the purchase of each unit. but it is also permissible that a particular price is agreed in the promise of purchase signed by the client.
However. . 3. This arrangement consists of the following ingredients: 1. when used as a hired vehicle. 2.Diminishing Musharakah for carrying business of services The second example given above for diminishing musharakah is the joint purchase of a taxi run for earning income by using it as a hired vehicle. Musharakah in the income generated through the services of taxi.Milk. As already stated this is allowed in Shari ah. normally depreciates in value over time. Creating joint ownership in a taxi in the form of Shirkah al. Purchase of different units of the share of the financier by the client is allowed. therefore. The taxi. depreciation in the value of taxi must be kept in mind while determining the price of different units of the share of the financier. It is also allowed as mentioned earlier in this chapter. there is a slight difference between House financing and the arrangement suggested in this second example.
This arrangement is composed of two ingredients only: 1. This is obviously permissible subject to the conditions of musharakah already discussed. the arrangement is simply a musharakah whereby two partners invest different amounts of capital in a joint enterprise.Diminishing Musharakah in Trade The third example of diminishing musharakah as given above is that the financier contributes 60% of the capital for launching a business of ready made garments. In the first place. .
. because if the price is fixed before hand at the time of entering into musharakah. This may be in the form of a separate and independent promise by the client. Secondly.Diminishing Musharakah in Trade 2. Here the price of units of the financier cannot be fixed in the promise to purchase. it will practically mean that the client has ensured the principal invested by the financier with or without profit. the purchase of different units of the share of the financier by the client. The requirements of Shari ah regarding this promise are the same with one very important difference. which is strictly prohibited in the case of musharakah.
the latter will be agreeable to purchase it at the price fixed by him before hand. but at the same time he offers a specific price to the client. The second option is that the financier allows the client to sell these units to any body else at whatever price he can. . If the value of the business has increased. Such valuation may be carried out in accordance with the recognized principles through the experts. but if he wants to sell it to the financier. he may sell it to him. the price will be higher and if it has decreased the price will be less.Diminishing Musharakah in Trade One option is that he agrees to sell the units on the basis of valuation of the business at the time of the purchase of each unit. whose identity may be agreed upon between the parties when the promise is signed. meaning thereby that if he finds a purchaser of that unit at a higher price.
because it would lead to injecting new partners in the musharakah which will disturb the whole arrangement and defeat the purpose of diminishing musharakah in which the financier wants to get his money back within a specified period. Therefore.Diminishing Musharakah in Trade Although both these options are available according to the principles of Shari ah. the second option does not seem to be feasible for the financier. only the first option is practical. . in order to implement the objective of diminishing musharakah.
2012 Islamic Financial System and Takaful by Tariq Saeed Chaudhry 1 .February 26.