Nasdaq Dubai Murabaha Platform

The Nasdaq Dubai Murabaha Platform is a unique platform for Islamic financing. It has been set up by Nasdaq Dubai in collaboration with Emirates Islamic (EI) and Emirates Islamic Financial Brokerage (EIFB) to develop a more attractive alternative for Islamic financing transactions with a focus on both retail and corporate customers.

The Platform utilizes Sharia-compliant Certificates. These are based on Wakala investments that have been developed as the underlying asset for all the financing transactions.

Islamic banks, Islamic windows of conventional banks, and Islamic finance companies can make use of the Certificates to provide cash financing to customers in an efficient, fast and flexible manner. The platform offers a number of advantages over alternative Islamic financing channels such as shares, commodities and Wakala placements.


Fixed Price and No Spread Differential

Unlike other alternatives, the platform has no risk of price change; we offer participants a reliable financing solution.

Proven Model with High Efficiency

The Platform runs on Nasdaq Dubai’s robust trading infrastructure, allowing it to execute trades efficiently.  Financing deals can be completed in minutes. The Platform executed more than $US 2 billion of transactions during its pilot phase.

High availability

Our time zone offers a unique advantage of availability for participants in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, through the  better alignment of the Platform’s operating time with their commercial needs.

Flexible & Unrestricted Asset Classes

The Nasdaq Dubai Murabaha Platform is built to be flexible. It allows the use of various Sharia-compliant asset classes as the underlying for Murabaha.


The structure and the use of Wakala Certificates have been approved by the Sharia Board of Emirates Islamic. The Sharia Scholars who have approved the Murabaha Platform are:

  • Dr. Abdulsattar Abu Ghuddah
  • Dr. Mohamed Abdul Rahim Sultan Al Ulama
  • Dr. Yousef Abdullah Al Shubaili

For Enquiries

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Tahir Mahmood
T: +971 4 305 5468