Anyone who tries to draw a distinction between Shariah-Compliant Finance and Shariah itself is either ignorant or dishonest.

This was driven home recently in Kenya where Kenya Commercial Bank launched a new Shariah-compliant banking product at which female journalists report that they were compelled to observe Shariah customs, including dress codes.

Not surprisingly, the bank denies that female journalists were “harassed.”

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…


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