Shifting Sands: Evaluating the Influence of Macroeconomic Forces, Commodity Fluctuations, and COVID-19 on the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Hijrah Shariah Index

  • Jaizah Othman Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Nursorfena Jamalulashikin Faculty of Business Management & Professional Studies, Management and Science University, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Siti Khadijah Salleh Faculty of Business Management & Professional Studies, Management and Science University, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Maryam Yousefi Nejad Department of Accounting and Finance, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom


The COVID-19 epidemic has caused tremendous instability in the global financial ecosystem, impacting macroeconomic indicators and commodity prices as well as stock markets worldwide. The objective of this study is to quantify the impact of these factors on the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Hijrah Shariah Index, a key indicator of the performance of the Islamic finance market in Malaysia. This study uses a methodological approach that combines documentary and archival analysis to examine the relationship between the index and numerous economic parameters such as interest rates, exchange rates, gold and oil prices as well as COVID-19 case numbers from January 25, 2020 to December 1, 2021. The data was obtained from credible sources such as, Central Bank of Malaysia and Our World in Data and analyzed using SPSS statistical software. This study adds to the current literature by specifically examining the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Hijrah Shariah Index during a crisis and provides useful insights for investors, policymakers, and academics. It highlights the vulnerability of the index to certain macroeconomic and health-related events and identifies opportunities for further research on the resilience and adaptation of Islamic finance.


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How to Cite
OTHMAN, Jaizah et al. Shifting Sands: Evaluating the Influence of Macroeconomic Forces, Commodity Fluctuations, and COVID-19 on the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Hijrah Shariah Index. International Journal of Advanced Research in Economics and Finance, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 191-206, mar. 2024. ISSN 2682-812X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 may 2024.
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