One of the chief concerns surrounding Shariah-Compliant Finance is the whole issue of zakat, a form of tithing in Islam. According to Shariah law texts, one of the approved destinations of zakat is to “those fighting in the way of allah,” defined as those who are conducting Islamic military operations who are not on the Army roster.

Sounds an awful lot like terrorists, doesn’t it?

Well, to remind everyone to pay their zakat, a new online video commercial has been produced. We decided to link to it here, if for no other reason to illustrate that zakat is real. It’s not some relic from the past or an abstract notion. Perhaps this is why zakat was pointed out in the 2004 9-11 Commission Report to be one of the chief means by which Al Qaeda raised funds…


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