Posts Tagged ‘Money’

M&M’s: Marriage and Money

By Eyad Alnaslah A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the importance of a couple agreeing on the type of financial lifestyle they wish to live before things get serious in a relationship. Questions such as “What is your credit score?” are increasingly asked on a first date. Unromantic? Very. Important? Exceptionally. As Muslims, […]

We Don’t Go to Bars, Why Do We Go to Banks?

By Douglas Kelly Part I | Part II When I recently consolidated a student loan I had taken out many years ago, I noticed that the amount I owed was more than double what I had originally borrowed.  I’m still in school, so I don’t have double the education from when I first took out […]

Balance in Spending our Wealth

Becoming Servants of the Most Merciful Series Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV | Part XV A few days before Ramadan I saw the movie The Book of Eli. As a Muslim, if […]

The Case Against Interest (Part I)

Part I | Part II The prohibition of interest in Islam is a Divine ruling; hence a Muslim seeks to submit to it. Nonetheless, there are two crucial aspects to such submission. Firstly, we believe that all Divine rulings have wisdom, even if we are not cognisant of the wisdom. Secondly, with abstinence of and […]

Islam & Ethical Decisions

My business ethics text listed some reasons for why we fail to make ethical decisions, and I will go through those in a minute, but what I found most concerning was that in a list of nations in the order of how corrupt their governments and institutions were, many Muslim countries were ranked among the […]

Forget-Me-Nots & Second Thoughts

“Two more…” “Two more people to give $5,000.” His gaze sweeps across the audience searching for a raised hand or finger. As he holds the mic up to his mouth, the people in the room shuffle and whisper. You turn to the left and then the right looking for the next donor. “Allahu Akbar!” You […]