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Some rules for borrowing or lending in Islam

August 21, 2011

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Often, an entrepreneur has to borrow money to start a business, or an investor is lending money to someone to start a business.  While there are whole books written on the topic of Islamic finance and the multiple financial instruments available for this type of commercial transaction, the Qur’an in one ayat (Surah Baqarah, 282) […]

U.S. State Governor defends nomination of Sohail Mohammed as a Supreme Court Judge

August 7, 2011

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LittleGreenFootballs.com PATERSON—A lawyer who defended Muslims detained after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was sworn in as a New Jersey Superior Court judge on Tuesday, as Gov. Chris Christie called those who criticized his nomination ignorant. The appointment of Sohail Mohammed, 47 years old, angered some conservatives, who said they were concerned about the influence […]

Work Ethics for Muslims Fasting During Ramadan

August 3, 2011

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Note from Rafik Beekun During the blessed month of Ramadan, many Muslims (especially in Muslim countries) slack off, showing up late at work (or not showing up at all), sleeping on the job, procrastinating, doing the least possible, and asking employers for shorter working days at the same wage rate. This type of behavior is […]