Dr. Abdul Halim Bin Ismail, described as a veteran of the Shariah banking industry, was one of the featured speakers at this weeks World Islamic Economic Forum in Dubai.
In his speech he called on the sector to prioritize charity according to Shariah law:
Islamic finance sector must address the current lack of focus in social welfare by including Sharia-based charity principles as priority areas…
As Westerners, we should have a problem with that because under Shariah, Muslims are required to donate a portion of their assets to zakat and one of the acceptable destinations of zakat is those fighting in the way of Allah–in other words, jihad.
We’ve covered this extensively over the years: