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Cryptocurrency Firm gets Islamic Certificate

US Cryptocurrency Firm Gets Islamic Certificate

MANAMA – Bahrain’s Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB) has certified the California-based Stellar firm for its blockchain platform and related cryptocurrency, a step that integrates the technology into the field of Shari’ah-compliant financial products, Reuters reported on Wednesday, July 18. SRB also certified the guidelines for the types of assets that can be traded in Stellar platform. …

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UK Mosque Raises £14,000 in Cryptocurrency Donations

LONDON – Two months ago, a mosque in the UK decided to accept cryptocurrency donations – and it’s seen dramatic results… Masjid Ramadan in East London now has raised almost £14,000 in digital payments, Crypto News Review reported on July 16. During the past holy Hijri month of Ramadan, between May 16 and June 14, the mosque in Shacklewell …

Saudi Airports Adopt Operation Plan for Hajj

Saudi Airport Adopts Operation Plan for Hajj 2018

JEDDAH – King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, KSA, is preparing its operational plans for the coming Hajj season in August 2018. Around 2.98 million Hajj pilgrims from all over the globe are expected to arrive and depart through the airport. Arab news reported on July 9. “The past Umrah season was successful with more …

Cloud Seeding Potentials

Cloud Seeding Potentials

The rise of Muslims to the zenith of civilization was based on lslam’s emphasis on learning, science and seeking knowledge. “Are those who have knowledge and those who have no knowledge alike? Only the men of understanding are mindful.” (Qur’an 39:9). In light of these teachings of Islamic Shari’ah of praising knowledge and admiring scientific …

Biometric Verification Now Mandatory for Hajj

Biometric Verification Now Mandatory for Hajj

MAKKAH – In full preparation for the 2018 Hajj season, the authorities in Saudi Arabia have made biometric verification mandatory for all intending pilgrims. This forms an important part of a process to further streamline the identification process for the next pilgrimage season, which starts in mid August, The Express Tribune reported on June 25. …

Malaysian-Korean Initiative for ‘Shariah-compliant’ Blockchain Technology

Malaysia Teams Up with Korea for ‘Islamic' Blockchain Technology

KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian government has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the South Korean firm IncuBlock to develop blockchain technology that satisfies Shariah criteria. In an interview with Coin Geek on June 21, Dato Hassan Binhmad, the head of the advisory committee of the Malay Consultative Council (MPM) said: “We hope this cooperation …

Digital Solar Clock

Waking for a Sunless Suhoor by Solar Alarm

How can a solar alarm clock wake me up for suhoor, I thought when I saw an online ad for one. It was shortly before the beginning of Ramadan and the importance of waking early for suhoor was running through my mind.

5 Essential Apps To Utilize This Ramadan

5 Essential Apps To Utilize This Ramadan

During this blessed holy month many Muslims observe the Ramadani rituals whilst managing their businesses. In light of this, entrepreneurs managed to benefit from technology in fulfilling rituals and at the same time keep their energy levels up and remain productive. There is an unprecedented number of apps on iOS and Android that can be …

Surging Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

Surging Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

Having an 80-inch-high-definition television that can be rolled up after turning off, digital newspaper that refreshes with breaking news and can be folded like a regular newspaper, or having a display monitor built into your clothing can be possible very soon with the help of a technology called Organic Light-emitting Diodes (OLEDs). Glowing wallpapers, flexible display …

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Augmented Reality: Future is Here

It has been aptly described as one of the most exciting technologies around, and for good reasons too. Due to its intricate nature, many even claim it’s a technology for the future — or is it?



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