About My Articles

I write on topics that are important to me, ones that I find intellectually stimulating, and address a present need for people like yourself. While much of what I write relates to money, I tackle other topics related to Islamic law and society as well.

Is it Forbidden to Pay Riba? Or is it only forbidden to charge it?

Recently someone presented to me the opinion or the assumption that it’s not forbidden to pay interest, it’s only forbidden to take interest claiming that there’s nothing in the Quran. That would indicate that it’s forbidden to pay interest. I wanted to take a moment and address this issue because I think it’s something that all of you should be concerned about.

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Personal Finance: What is your net worth?

Wondering what your net worth is? So you’re wondering what your net worth is. Your net worth is essentially everything you own minus everything that you owe. So if you have $10,000 in savings and you owe $5,000 in credit card debt that in reality,

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NFTs: Non-Fungible Tokens – A Very Simple Explanation

Non-Fungible Tokens. NFTs give you something that can’t be copied. Not a picture itself (anyone can take a screenshot). Here we’re going to use art as an example, because its most common nowadays, but NFTs can be used for real estate, contracts, and a number

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When is staking your crypto allowed?

There are three situations in the market currently where they use the word “staking” but mean something different each time. You need to learn what’s being *done* instead of just relying on the words used. Situation #1: They take your crypto and pay you an interest

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What makes a crypto coin Shariah Compliant?

For those of you concerned with the Shariah compliance of the coins you are buying, Asking yourself these 5 questions will help guide your coin selection: #1 – It is a store of value. #2 – It is a medium of exchange. #3 – Transparency about recourse. #4 –

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Zakat on Assets – A Quick Review

Let’s talk Zakat on Assets: – 1st, assets you do not pay Zakat on. – 2nd, assets you do pay Zakat on. – 3rd, deductions and expenses that lower your Zakat liability.   A thread 🧵: 1st: There some types of assets that you will

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Book Excerpt – The Greatest Gifts

The following is an excerpt from a collection of short essays I’ve been writing over the last few years, each one encapsulates an event in my life that I’ve titled “The Greatest Gifts.” I’ve decided to release this one as realizations that lead me to

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