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Husam Suleiman
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Cooperative Zakat System Manual
After much review and refinement, a completed cooperative zakat system manual has been put together.  Although the main beneficiary of this manual would be the collective area incorporating a cooperative structure, the manual will benefit any, and all, orga...
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Islamic implication of the availability of GSE mortgage funds - Part 2
Part 2   Mortgage-Overspending Paradox Muslims have long been warned of such detrimental spending habits , referenced in part 1 .  Prior to the immigration of the Prophet (S) to Madinah.  A series of verses in Surah Al Isra [17:23 39, labelled by some as ...
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Islamic implication of the availability of GSE mortgage funds - Part 1
Part 1 - Government Sponsored Enterprise As our lives evolve into more demanding professional, as well as family lives, our quest for convenience and affordability expands.  As a result, retailers have fostered the creation of an array of big box stores cov...
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Don't pay zakat!!
I want to stop paying zakat. Yes, My dream is that I no longer pay zakat. In fact, I want to help other people not to pay zakat!  There, I said it. Now before you start throwing rocks at me, let me explain. What do you pay zakat on?  Yes, I’m actually askin...
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Cooperative Zakat Distribution Structure
With a decentralized structure having proven its ineffectiveness over time, and a centralized structure proving difficult to implement, we moved to examine other structure types that could help accomplish our stated goals.  Not so surprisingly, this same di...
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Centralized Distribution System Experiment
With the zakat policy and procedure tentatively defined, we moved to examining different types of distribution structures. Typically zakat model structures can be defined as centralized or decentralized.  Centralized models can be defined as a ‘one stop sho...
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Policy and Procedure defined
Following the delineation of the goals of the project, the ensuing steps revolved around identifying a viable structure and creating a procedure compatible with said goals.  The formation of both could not be complete independent of each other - they had to...
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Policy and Procedure Defined
Following the delineation of the goals of the project, the following steps revolved around identifying a viable structure and creating a procedure compatible with said goals.  These could only be done consecutively.  This article will touch upon the zakat d...
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The objectives of the Inland Empire Zakat Project
With the strengths and weaknesses of the local zakat sector clearly identified, it was now time to put together objectives that would not only resolve the impasse existent in the local zakat sector, but ensure that the outcome can expand and is easily repli...
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