Alrayan Home Purchase Plan is designed to provide 'the mortgage alternative' to conventional mortgages; approved by the Bank’s Shariah Supervisory Committee.
Manzil differs from a conventional 'interest' mortgage because we are able to provide financial help without our clients having to pay us interest. We can do this by employing the Ijarah method of Islamic Finance.
UNB Islamic Mortgage is a diminishing ownership product that is based on Ijara principles. The amount paid by the customer results in the customer's beneficial interest in the property increasing.
The Qur'an (2:276) says: "Allah has permitted trade and forbidden usury" and in 2:278 reminds the Muslims: "O ye who believe, keep your duty to Allah and relinquish what remains (due) from interest, if you are believers."
As a prospective purchaser of Islamic mortgages, we believe that you need to understand the issues which exist, question the authority of the Fatwa's which have been made and look to see what is right for the eyes of Allah.