A Comparison of Financial Performance of Islamic and Conventional Banks in Bahrain


  • Iqbal Thonse Hawaldar Department of Accounting and Finance, College of Business Administration & Assistant to the President for Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Kingdom University, Bahrain
  • Habeeb Ur Rahiman Faculty, College of Business Administration and Member, Accreditation and Quality Assurance Office, Kingdom University, Bahrain
  • Rajesha T M Institutional Measurement Administrator, Accreditation and Quality Assurance Office, Kingdom University, Bahrain
  • Naveen Kumar K.R. Assistant Professor, Poornaprajna Institute of Management, PPC Campus, Udupi, India


Islamic banks, Conventional banks, Performance analysis, Ratio analysis, trend analysis.


The development of service sector is crucial in contributing to the GDP of any nation. The banking system plays a key role in the development of a country. The commercial banking system dominates the financial sector by dealing with the majority of financial transactions of a country. The existence of Islamic and conventional banks has contributed for the development of the economy. Commercial banks in Bahrain consist of interest-based conventional banks and interest-free Islamic banks (based on Islamic shariah). The performance of conventional and non-conventional banks is satisfactory in Bahrain. The present study focuses on the comparative analysis of financial performance of Islamic and conventional banks in terms of cost and income in Bahrain. The study uses financial tools like profitability, liquidity and solvency, commitment to economy and community, efficiency and productivity of both streams of banks. 


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How to Cite

Hawaldar, I. T., Ur Rahiman, H., T M, R., & Kumar K.R., N. (2017). A Comparison of Financial Performance of Islamic and Conventional Banks in Bahrain. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 33(1), 100–110. Retrieved from https://www.asrjetsjournal.org/index.php/American_Scientific_Journal/article/view/3107