Right now, anybody who saves money in the banking system gets an order of something like 2%, but then inflation is around 3% or 4%. So you have a 100$ right now that might buy 100$ worth of goods and services. But if you put it in the bank in your savings...
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Angels were sent to earth to collect the soil that was to become Adam. It was red, white, brown, and black; it was soft and malleable, hard and gritty; it came from the mountains and the valleys; from infertile deserts and lush fertile plains...
Someone may be highly educated, but if he is not steadfast on Allah’s Order, he is not knowledgeable, and the knowledge he has is mere ignorance. On the other hand, you may know someone who is not highly educated, but he acts upon Allah’s Order...
In the West, two powers are rising: Islam and atheism. These two worldviews are at odds with each other, where atheism claims to be progressive and based on pure logic with God having no part in it, Islam claims to be relevant and reasonable with God as the driving force for all that exists.
The best way to try to explain what Islamic banking and Islamic finance is, is to look at the contrary view or counterfactual situation to Islamic finance is the conventional finance. Conventional finance is a financial arrangement in which interest rate based debt rules.
In the Islamic world, one rarely finds “old people’s homes.” The strain of caring for one’s parents in this most difficult time of their lives is considered an honor and a blessing and an opportunity for great spiritual growth.
We are encouraged not to read the Quran as just a book, but to delve deeper into its verses and reach their true meanings. If we were skilled in the language of the Quran, we would have tasted the delight of this Book and discovered the miracles of it.
Love, and all that it entails- compassion, empathy, tenderness, etc.- is an essential part of an Islamic way of life that we sometimes overlook. And there are many different ways we should be experiencing this love in Islam.
The Promise of Allah was true – He made the people of Moses (peace be upon him) victorious over Pharaoh and his army. From this story we see how the truth is victorious, regardless of the size or seeming power of falsehood. Falsehood has its own limited time, but the truth is always victorious.
Allah’s sacred month of Muharram is a blessed and important month. It is the first month of the Hijri calendar and is one ...
The Quran foretold many matters of the unseen and made several prophecies that were all fulfilled exactly as they were foretold. For example, the Persians defeated the Byzantines in one of their battles and the Quran recorded this defeat foretelling that the Byzantines would defeat the Persians...
God sends storms as a warning to remind people that they still have an opportunity to change for the better: It is He who enables you to travel on land and sea until, when you are in ships and they sail with them by a good wind and they rejoice therein...