Tommy Robinson: Muhammad’s Qur’an – Why Muslims Kill

One can assume that the primary purpose of writing and publishing a book with such a title at this time in the UK is for financial benefit. Nothing wrong with that. In fact the author’s EDL credentials may distinguish it from the glut of anti-Muslim and fearmongering literature that is being churned out.  Is it…

The Deen is Easy – Let’s Keep it that Way

From Abu Hurairah ‘Abd ar-Rahman ibn Sakhr, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless with him and grant him peace, saying, “That which I forbid you, avoid it, and that which I command you, do of it that which you are able, for the…

Critique of a Charity’s Attempt to Collect Zakat

With the start of the new Islamic year upon us, I was reminded of a document that I had recently been given, and asked for my views concerning it. A document entitled: A Brief Guide to Zakat in the UK. It was produced by a Suffolk based charity in the UK. Of course from my…

Statement On the Shariah Currency and Legal Tender

STATEMENT FROM IMAM HAJJ ABDALHASIB CASTINEIRA Shariah Counselor of World Islamic Mint and Former Imam of the Great Mosque of Granada Kuala Lumpur, 16th of August 2010 (posted courtesy of Gold Dinar & Muamalat Blog) Bismillah irrahman irrahim Regarding the matter of the Gold Dinar and Silver Dirham and Legal Tender in Malaysia The Gold…

KELANTAN DINAR AND DIRHAM HAVE ARRIVED

Probably the biggest news story of the millenium Courtesy of the Muamalat Council website For most of Malaysians the morning on Tuesday, 8th June 2010, was just another morning in their existence – monotonous run on the capitalist treadmill – nothing extraordinary indeed: the same tropical weather (+32C) outside, same sickening news in the media,…

Fair Trade – An Islamic Overview

by Hajj Asadullah Yate Fair trading (‘adl) in the market-place is based on trust. The establishment of healthy trade is an act of worship, modelled upon the trading practice of the Messenger of Allah, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. As a principle, any exchange of goods is permitted as long…

Success is Only By Allah

Bismillah: A few years ago I was appointed as the Amir of my community which, by Allah, gave me the opportunity to try and implement something I had been speaking about, and indeed writing about for some time, the proper collection and distribution of Zakat on Monetary Wealth using Islamic Gold Dinars and Islamic Silver…

How to Assess Zakat

Anyone with a basic knowledge of the fiqh of Zakat will know that the three categories of wealth that Zakat is payable on are (1) Agricultural Produce (2) Livestock, and (3) Monetary Wealth. This monetary wealth (Ayn) is often called ‘hidden wealth’ in that unlike the other two it is not easily open to scrutiny…

Is it Practical to Collect & Distribute Zakat in Gold?

In the book ‘Zakat – Raising a Fallen Pillar’ the key elements that were identified as being necessary in restoring the proper collection of Zakat included; a) the Gold Dinar (for monetary wealth), b) Local Distribution, and c) Muslim Authority (Amirate). In the first few years of implementing this policy all these elements were duly…