As for human being, whenever his Lord tests him, by honoring him, and blessing him, he says, “My Lord has honored me.” But when He tries him, and restricts his provision for him, he says, “My Lord has humiliated me.”

-Quran 89:15–16

Truly those who disbelieve spend their wealth to turn people away from the path of God. They will continue to spend it until it becomes a source of sorrow for them. Then they will be defeated.

―Quran 8:36

Allah is beyond complete human understanding

You will find that the people most hostile to those who believe are the Jews and the idolaters. You will find the people most affectionate to those who believe are those who say, ´We are Christians´. That is because among them are priests and monks, and they are not arrogant. And when they hear what was revealed to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears, as they recognize the truth in it. They say, ‘Our Lord, we have believed, so count us among the witnesses.’ ‘And why should we not believe in God, and in the truth that has come to us, and hope that our Lord will include us among the righteous people?’ God will reward them for what they say — Gardens beneath which rivers flow, where they will stay forever. Such is the reward of the righteous.

  • Among the most unacceptable business practices strongly condemned in Islam is Riba. (interest),
  • This is the extra sum the money lender charges from the borrower for deferred payment. Islam forbids all forms of Riba since it involves both oppression and exploitation.
  • The Qur’an says: “Allah has permitted trading and forbidden Riba (usury). (Quran 2:275)
  • “…. do not consume usury, doubled and multiplied, but fear Allah that you may be successful. ” (Quran 3:130)

Islam has never been only a nation. Rather, Islam is a call to a nation, “to enjoin the right and to forbid the wrong” (Quran 3:104)- that is, to perform a moral mission.

-Alija Izetbegović [Former Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina]

Fatima Karim

It is Allah who brought you out of your mothers’ wombs knowing nothing, and gave you hearing and sight and hearts. ―Quran 16:78 My Twitter @fatimakarimms

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