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Human Appeal Australia brings urgent relief to drought-affected farmers

By: Human Appeal Australia Source: MuslimVillage On Saturday 18th August Human Appeal Australia launched The Farmers Drought Appeal to help affected farmers with urgent relief. Human Appeal with the help of our generous community has been able to raise and allocate an amazing amount of $90,000 to help alleviate the hardship faced by farmers. On Tuesday 27th November the Human Appeal team including chairman Riyad Qasim will head out to Cobar, a sister council of the city of Canterbury/Bankstown council and then to Warren Shire to supervise the distribution of aid. On 28th November aid will be distributed among farmers in Cobar. On the following day, the team in conjunction with Fletcher...

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Al Hilal Islamic bank uses blockchain to sell sukuk

By: Reuters Source: Reuters DUBAI: Abu Dhabi’s Al Hilal Bank has executed the world’s first sukuk transaction using blockchain technology, it said on Monday. The Islamic bank used the distributed ledger technology, best known as the underpinning of crypto-currency Bitcoin, to sell and settle in the secondary market a small portion of its $500 million five-year sukuk, issued in September. “Al Hilal Bank is aiming to transform the sukuk market through embracing blockchain and integrating it into their infrastructure, paving the way for innovative digitized Islamic sukuk,” it said. A bank spokeswoman said the size of the deal was $1 million, sold by Al Hilal to a private investor. Applied to...

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7 principles for success in marriage

By: Abu Aaliyah Sharif Source: The Humble “I” 1. Marriage (nikah), the shared life of man and woman, is commended in Islam as being honourable and good. It was the way of God’s prophets and messengers, with the notable exception of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him. The Qur’an says: وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا رُسُلاً مِنْ قَبْلِكَ وَجَعَلْنَا لَهُمْ أَزْوَاجًا وَذُرِّيَّةً – We sent Messengers before you, and appointed for them wives and children. [13:38] 2. The Qur’an describes marriage as: مِيثَاقًا غَلِيظًا – a solemn covenant [4:21] Given the sacred and solemn nature of marriage, it mustn’t be entered into hastily or unadvisedly, but rather, honourably, reverently and soberly; and...

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