Islamic Finance

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Loan Or Daylight Robbery?

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The Prophet ﷺ taught us to always be ready to help others by whatever means possible. He ﷺ said: “Whoever relieves a Muslim of some worldly distress, Allah will relieve him of some of the distress of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever conceals (the faults of) a Muslim, Allah will conceal him (his faults)...

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Islamic Ethics of Trade and Business

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The following is an excerpt from Imam al-Ghazali’s book, Kitāb Ādāb al-Kasb wal-Maʿāsh (The Book on the Morals of Earning and Living), translated by Prof. Adi Setia, and edited for publishing on Muslim Ink.  Be Just and Avoid Harming Others Anything by which the transactor is harmed is oppression. Justice (al-ʿadl) is that a Muslim is not...

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6 Ways to Increase Your Income in Islam

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In addition to starting a business, launching a start-up, getting a job or side hustle and investing, Islamic teachings tell us that Allah will grant us further income in quantity and quality by the following acts: 1. Trust in Allah “If you would trust in Allah as He truly should be trusted, He would surely...

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Are Options Halal In Stock Market Investing?

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Are Options halal and allowed in Islam? This is a question that perplexes many Muslim investors in the stock market. Let’s just say it right off the bat that Options are not permissible in Islam. Alhamdulillah, Islamic law brings benefit to society and we will see why its rules are so relevant even today. In...

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The Importance Of Working And Earning In Islam

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The following is an excerpt from Imam al-Ghazali’s book, Kitāb Ādāb al-Kasb wal-Maʿāsh (The Book on the Morals of Earning and Living), translated by Prof. Adi Setia, and slightly edited for publishing on Muslim Ink. It lists the virtues of working and halal earning in the Islamic tradition. Virtues mentioned in the Qur’an Allah mentions...

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How To Check If A Stock Is Halal

Update: We have launched our own halal stock screener at Muslim Xchange MANY Muslims find investing in the stock market and understanding Islamic requirements complicated. Some have resorted to using automated halal stock screeners without understanding their filters and limitations. This article demystifies the subject of halal stock screening and empowers anyone with little-to-no knowledge...

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Introduction To Islamic Finance: Asset-Backed Financing

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This is a series of articles from the revered book “Introduction to Islamic Finance” by Taqi Muhammad Usmani to give readers awareness into the general concepts of Islamic finance. Please direct your specific questions to scholars. Previous: Introduction To Islamic Finance: Capitalist vs Islamic Economy ONE of the most important characteristics of Islamic financing is that it...

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Introduction To Islamic Finance: Capitalist vs Islamic Economy

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We shall be publishing a series of articles from the revered book “Introduction to Islamic Finance” by Taqi Muhammad Usmani to give readers awareness into the general concepts of Islamic finance. Please direct your specific questions to scholars. Previous: Introduction To Islamic Finance: Setting The Stage Before the details of Islamic modes of financing are discussed,...

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Introduction To Islamic Finance: Setting The Stage

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We shall be publishing a series of articles from the revered book “Introduction to Islamic Finance” by Taqi Muhammad Usmani to give readers awareness into the general concepts of Islamic finance. Please direct your specific questions to scholars. Over the last few decades, the Muslims have been trying to restructure their lives on the basis...

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