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What is Riba in Islam?

by Mohammed Ayub

Riba, or interest, is forbidden because it goes against the principles of social justice and equitable transactions that are at the centre of Islamic finance. Learn more about the origins of Riba and why it is prohibited in this article. 

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Life Insurance in Islam - What You Need To Know

by Mohammed Ayub

Whilst most life insurance plans do not include interest payments, there have been some questions raised relating to the permissibility of life insurance, particularly when there is an element of risk involved. Learn more about it in this article. 

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Halal Mortgages: Everything you need to know

by Shazia Hussain

Halal mortgages are mortgages that are compliant with Sharia rules relating to interest, ownership and property purchases.   There are benefits and risks associated with halal mortgages that will be examined below.

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Unsecured Business Loans - Your Alternative Options

by Andrew Knowles

Here are some alternative forms of business finance, not all of which are unsecured loans.


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Islamic Car Finance

by Shazia Hussain

The halal car finance market is aimed at those people who want Sharia compliant finance options. Essentially, for those people who do not have the cash to buy a car outright, or those who do not want to buy a car paying cash, Islamic finance ensures that people can spread the cost of the car without breaching Sharia rules.


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Is Bitcoin Halal: Sharia Rules and Interpretation

by Shazia Hussain

As cryptocurrency continues to explode onto the financial landscape, questions arise as to whether bitcoin is halal according to Sharia rules.


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Healthcare case study

by Qardus Team

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What is Islamic Finance?

by Andrew - Marketing Team

Andrew from our marketing team provides an overview of Islamic finance. 

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Introduction to Small Business Funding

by Qardus Team

There are many different forms of business funding. Here are some of those most commonly used by business owners.


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How Islamic Finance Promotes Financial Inclusion

by Qardus Team

Islamic finance has historically played a significant role in financial inclusion in countries where Islam is a major religion, but it has not been accessible to Muslims in the West until very recently.  

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Choosing the right funding option for your business

by Qardus Team

Choosing the way to fund your business growth can make a huge difference to your firm's future. While raising finance has one objective - to give you more working capital to invest in growth - the method you choose can have significant implications.


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Is the recovery loan scheme Sharia-compliant?

by Qardus Team

The Recovery Loan scheme was launched on the 6th April 2021 by the UK government as a successor to the government’s Interruptions Loan Scheme and bounce back grants from 2020.  As with any loan scheme, this scheme requires the payment of interest.  This, of course, is contrary to Islamic Sharia law principles that forbid the collection or payment of interest.

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Business Finance Planning

by Qardus Team

As a business owner, you're always making plans for your future. You're planning ahead on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, looking ahead to anticipate challenges and opportunities. Whether your business is in its early days or it's become established in its market, you'll always be thinking about tomorrow and what comes after. Here are our suggested steps for putting together a business finance plan.



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Cashflow Planning for Your Business

by Andrew Knowles

The success of your business depends on you maintaining a healthy cashflow. You want to have money available in order to pay your bills and your staff on a weekly or monthly basis, along with having capacity for growth. Cashflow planning helps you to see this coming, giving you time to take action.


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What is cryptocurrency and is it halal?

by Shazia Hussain

As cryptocurrencies emerge globally, Muslims have asked for clarity as to whether cryptocurrency is deemed to be halal in accordance with Islamic Shariah law principles.

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Halal Investment - A Beginner's Guide

by Shazia Hussain

Whether Islamic trading involves investing in gold, stocks, banking products or saving accounts, this article will examine the concept of halal investments, the principles of Islamic finance, and the applicability of Sharia law when it comes to trading, investing and operating within foreign exchange markets. 


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Some solutions for reducing inequality

by Hassan Daher - CEO of Qardus

In this article we draw upon mechanisms that were used historically in the Muslim world in order to reduce poverty and income inequalities.

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Impact & Sharia-compliant investing

by Hassan Daher - CEO of Qardus

We provide an overview of values-based investing including impact & Sharia-compliant investing strategies & the role of Qardus as a platform that promotes financial inclusion. 

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UK gets its first Islamic crowdfunder for business financing

by Qardus Team

Published on 13 July 2020 by Salaam Gateway. 

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Islamic crowdfunding platform launches in the UK

by Qardus Team

By Michael Lloyd for P2P Finance News on July 13,2020.

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