Exploring the Impact of Shariah Training on Islamic Banking Employees in Pakistan
August 27th, 2021
By Syed Ahmad Ali, Prof. Dr. Arif HassanAsst. Prof. Dr. Azura Omer
Purpose – The paper explored the need and role of Shariah training of Islamic
banking employees in Pakistan. It also examined the effect of such training on
employees’ commitment and attitude towards Islamic banking.
Design/Methodology/Approach – The study used qualitative approach in which
semi-structured interviews were conducted online using Skype from Islamic
banking employees in Pakistan.
Originality/Value – The research appeared to be among the few
on this subject and fulfills the need to understand training needs and its role
in the context of Islamic banking employees in Pakistan. The uniqueness of the
study is to examine Shariah training effect on employees’ work outcomes.
Findings – The findings revealed that employees working
in Islamic banks perceive Shariah training as a necessity to work for and to
continue their Islamic banking operations. For different levels of Shariah
training, a step by step approach was suggested – basic to extensive.
Similarly, for Shariah training, it turned out to impact employee motivation,
organizational commitment, occupational commitment, attitude towards Islamic
banking as well as performance.