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Debt vs. Partnership vs. Revenue Sharing: Which One is Best for My Business?

The mantra of Islamic Finance has been “Islamic Finance prefers partnership over debt.” Hammering this idea into the minds of the masses has resulted in many people using less than optimal structures for their business needs. At times its better to finance through debt, at times through partnership, and at times through revenue sharing. In […]

Do I pay Zakat on savings only or on my checking account too?

Question: Do I pay Zakat on my Savings only or on my checking account too? Answer: Zakat is due on ANY surplus wealth. It must be more than the Nisab and is in your possession after one year passes. This includes: Savings accounts, checking accounts, actively invested shares or Mutual Funds. It also includes cash […]

Price-Based Deferred Sales

Salam (السَلـَـم) is a form of contract that was found in pre-Islamic Arabia. At the time the Prophet arrived in Medina, he found people dealing in this form of trade. In the Hadith of Ibn Abbas he reports: The Messenger came to Medina and he found the people making deferred sales in fruit for one […]