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Summer 9-30-2020

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Islamic economics provides an Islamic viewpoint to a flourishing economic society. It promises to provide solutions to economic issues and challenges, but as a discipline is still in its nascent stage. This study attempts to appraise the present status of research in Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance using a bibliometric examination of research articles indexed in Scopus for the period 1955-2020. This research shows an increasing trend over the study period with Malaysia having the highest number of publications. United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and France are also major contributors to this discipline. The study finds Islamic economics as being un-researched as the focus of research is primarily Islamic banking and finance. In addition, there is a decreasing trend in citations that questions the quality of research. The study also reports a lack of specialized journals in this filed. The study concludes with suitable recommendations of an increase in conferences and funding of researches.