“I believe as a Muslim community one of the areas we have neglected is Islamic Finance. We have reached the age and stage of development where we direly need our own financial institution. One which not only provides the capacity to finance our ventures but also educates the community on the matter of Islamic finance.”

Imam Johari Abdul Malik of Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia

The quote above is instructive because of the workplace of the man who said it. Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, is the mosque that also employed Imam Anwar al-Awlaki until shortly after September 11th, when al-Awlaki fled the US and ended up in Yemen. Al-Awlaki is still in Yemen, only now he is an Imam for Al Qaeda.

Interestingly, when al-Awlaki was the Imam at Dar al Hijrah, one of his followers who regularly attended the mosque was a young Army officer named Nidal Malik Hasan. Hasan went on later to kill 13 fellow soldiers and wound 30 others in a Jihadist shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas…

Nidal Malik Hasan

In addition to Hasan, at least two of the September 11th terrorists worshiped at this mosque: Nawaf Muhammed Salim al-Hazmi and Hani Saleh Hasan Hanjour.

September 11th hijacker Hani Saleh Hasan Hanjour

September 11th hijacker Nawaf Muhammed Salim al-Hazmi

In case your wondering where this quote from Imam Johari Abdul Malik about Shariah Finance came from, it was part of his endorsement of University Islamic Bank in Michigan…



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