AAOIFI and Path Solutions sign agreement to pursue and maintain certification

Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and Path Solutions signed an agreement for the renewal of certification for Path Solution’s iMAL Islamic core banking platform to comply with AAOIFI’s relevant standards.

Path Solutions, a world leader in Shari’ah-compliant information technology solutions and services, had initial certification of its iMAL platform awarded by AAOIFI in 2008 which covered the full set of services, business processes, contracts, Islamic accounting treatments, implications and behavior of the system. Now a strategic certification roadmap is being initiated by Path Solutions, with a target to have the company’s new iMAL platform certified as well. This AAOIFI certification will once again assure that Path Solutions’ new Java and component-based version of iMAL fully meets the Shari’ah and accounting standards as set by AAOIFI. Under the terms of the agreement, AAOIFI will perform software compliance certification services over a seven-year period.

AAOIFI’s Shari’ah and accounting standards have been developed in consultation with leading Shari’ah scholars and industry experts from major Islamic finance jurisdictions, with more than 30 jurisdictions from 20+ countries adopting them. They serve as a guidelines to meet the various needs of Islamic financial institutions in Shari’ah, accounting, auditing, governance, and ethics compliance. The Bahrain-based organization and the world’s top standard-setting body for Islamic finance institutions started developing standards as early as 1993.

Commenting on the signing of the agreement, Mr. Mohammed Kateeb, Group Chairman & CEO of Path Solutions stated, “We are proud to announce that iMAL platform will transition to the revised AAOIFI standards. Our commitment to renew the AAOIFI certification emphasizes our dedication to anticipate and meet the needs of our valued clients through comprehensive review and adherence to Shari’ah principles. The scope of this certification will cover the newly developed iMAL Java version, in addition to the standalone software solutions and services. Our Islamic core banking platform will undergo an independent evaluation and audit process, assuring its continual Shari’ah compliance and improvement in the on-going growth of the company”.

Mr. Omar Mustafa Ansari, Acting Secretary General of AAOIFI said, “AAOIFI is glad to initiate the renewal of certification of the iMal platform for Path Solutions to ensure its compliance with the relevant AAOIFI standards. Certifications like these will strengthen the stakeholder confidence in Islamic finance industry with for its overall development and help Islamic financial institutions meet the expectations and needs of their customers.”

About Path Solutions

Path Solutions is a Fintech solution provider serving 130+ Islamic financial institutions across 39 countries with a comprehensive set of services that brings unique convergence of domain and technology. The company’s new age initiatives – Digital & Social Banking, Mobility solutions, Business Analytics, Risk Management & Compliance solutions cater to the evolving need for speed, reach and predictability. Its multi-award winning Islamic core banking platform iMAL is based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), and supports open banking through open APIs and web services. Path Solutions’ total commitment to open standards enables its clients to benefit from the latest technology advances ensuring business agility, continuity, data integrity and availability, and low downtime delivering a significant and immediate ROI. http://www.path-solutions.com/