Starting the Development of an Interest-Free Economy (Part 2)

The basic resources of Islamic law or fiqh do not provide express answers to each and every problem emerging out of modern conditions. However, they have laid down a set of principles on the basis of which one can find the answer to questions arising out of new problems. But the application of those principles to new situations requires a deep study of both Islamic jurisprudence and the modern pattern of human life. The exercise can only be undertaken by those individuals who are well-versed in Islamic jurisprudence and are also well-acquainted with modern economic problems.....

Knowledge and Research: The Essence of Progress.

Knowledge as well as scientific research brought us many more benefits, causing an impressive transformation of life on earth. It has offered solutions to us. If our ancestors led a basic life, we are, however, able to explore space and communicate across cultures and distance matters less here. In this process of fast and beneficial change, we are reaping the gains of science and research, permitting us to enjoy a better life and further contribute to it in many aspects.....

The Sanctity of Private and Public Property.

One of the Allah gifts to us is money, which is a necessity of life to achieve interests and bring happiness if it is used in the most correct way. Our Prophet Muhammad said, "sound property is very excellent for a sound man." He would also pray saying, "O Allah, set right for me my religion which is the safeguard of my affairs. And set right for me the affairs of my world wherein is my living. And set right for me my Hereafter on which depends my after-life"......

Virtues of Performing Righteous Acts in Secret.

Allah, the Most High, has enjoined upon His servants to perform righteous deeds and hasten to do acts of kindness, both secretly and in the open. The good deed that is done secretly is described as the act that is done in the back since its doer refrains to disclose it. It is like when one hides something behind his back in order to conceal it from the eyes of others. Doing good unseen is something that Allah the Almighty likes and, thus, multiplies the reward He grants for such deed. The Most Gracious says.......

Kitab Al-Kasb (Part 17): Permissibility of Lowly Earnings.

Some of the ascetics said, "It is not allowed to undertake earnings that are considered to be lowly in the custom of the people except when in dire circumstance, due to the statement of the Prophet, blessing and peace be on him, "It is not for the believer to demean himself." [Narrated bt al-Tirmidhi, ibn Majah and Ahmad]. The Prophet also says, "Verily, Allah likes noble things and He dislikes inferior things." [Narrated by al-Khara'iti in Makarim al-Akhlaq, Al-Tabarani, al-Hakim and al-Bayhaqi]. The inferior is that which demeans a person due to its baseness....