June 2017 archive

Jun 08

Aqad in Islamic Finance

One of the Islamic scholar – Al-Barbati defines ‘aqd or contract in his book, Al-Inayah ‘ala Fath al-Qadri, as : “Legal relationship created by the conjunction of two declarations, from which flow legal consequences with regard to the subject matter”. The literal meaning of ‘aqd is ‘join’ or ‘tie’. The English word for ‘aqd is …

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Jun 06

What is Shariah?

Shariah – or sometime referred to Islamic law is not limited to societal laws and a penal system. It includes divine directives regarding every aspect of a Muslim’s life. Shariah might better be described as a body of divine laws, rules, code of conduct and teachings which are intended to benefit the individual and society. …

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