posted by Christopher W. Holton

The ignorance of shariah certainly plays a role in the cooperation by Christians and Jews in facilitating Shariah-compliant finance.

For example, according to The Reliance of the Traveler, the widely distributed and read manual of Islamic sacred law, it is unlawful under shariah to assist the religion of the Jews (page 1168) (k30.6(6))

According to shariah, an Islamic endowment is forbidden from aiding a church or even printing a Torah or a New Testament.

In other words, under shariah, the Muslim CEO of the organization described in the excerpted and linked article below would be forbidden from facilitating a similar arrangement for Christians or Jews…

Chayim Kirshen is a Jewish employee at Manzil, its chief technology officer, in fact, who davens Mincha.

Mohamad Sawwaf is co-founder and CEO of the company, whose business it is to provide Sharia compliant financing for Muslims entering the housing market.


The diversity in the company doesn’t end there. It turns out that the majority of investors in the privately-held company are not Muslims, they’re Christians and Jews.


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