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Pope Francis and Islamic finance

Next week, Pope Francis is expected to arrive in Washington, D.C., to kick off his first visit to the United States, giving an anticipated 18 speeches. Although we don’t yet know the content of those talks, it shouldn’t surprise anyone if, when talking about social justice from his own faith per...
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The least we can do this Ramadan

Last month, I was privileged to join the Hagerstown community at the Islamic Society of Western Maryland for a weekly halaqah, or study circle. After the imam presented the Qur’anic lesson, he turned it over to me to offer a summary of a lesson from Imam al-Ghazzali on the importance of wara, or c...
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Preparing your finances for Ramadan

This month, Muslims worldwide will embark on a personal journey of self discipline and spiritual renewal. They will abstain from food and drink, give charity to the needy and attempt to recite the Qur’an in its entirety before month’s end. In addition to these rituals, many will use the holy mon...
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Finding the right halal contract

NOTE: Although we do not offer Islamic mortgage contracts at Azzad Asset Management—focusing instead on halal investments like the Azzad Ethical Wrap Program and the Azzad Funds—our financial planners want to make sure clients understand the depth and scope of financial products in the marketpla...
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