AAB concludes on Shari’ah and stakeholders’ financial reporting issues in hyperinflation faced by Islamic financial institutions and initiates development of a financial accounting standard on the topic

The Accounting Board (AAB) of Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) held its 29th meeting on 25-26 September 2022. During the meeting, AAB considered the recent developments in certain countries that may indicate hyperinflation in those economies. AAB deliberated in detail the resultant Shariah issues in financial reporting in such economies by the Islamic financial institutions (IFIs).

After due deliberations, and considering the views of the AAOIFI Shari’ah Board’s relevant committee on the subject, AAB concluded that the application of the generally accepted accounting principles for hyperinflation is not deemed aligned with the AAOIFI Financial Accounting Standards (FASs).

AAB further decided to develop, on priority basis, a dedicated FAS on accounting and financial reporting by IFIs in hyperinflationary economies, duly aligned with the AAOIFI Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting and related Shari’ah Guidance. AAB advised the IFIs which have adopted AAOIFI FASs as reporting framework to continue preparing and presenting their financial statements without considering the effect of hyperinflation, till the time AAOIFI issues FAS on hyperinflation. 

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