Shariah Finance Watch is not only a site that shows the influx of Shariah banking and laws being introduced into modern day life, it is a way to educate those people, who think they are doing the right thing by following terms being used to exploit us to capitualate to changing our way of life. For instance, the term “ethical investment” this sounds great. Who would not want to invest with these goals in mind. However, the version of Islamic ethics versus ethics of the west vary greatly and one needs to understand this, and not get caught up in the romance of the term without seeking what lies behind it. It is like falling in love with a handsome or beautiful face, but learning that the soul behind the person is evil. We cannot judge this term on its Madison Avenue Marketing.
Shariah Finance supports regimes that are enemies of democracy, the western values of women’s rights, human rights, free speech, homosexuality, education, and the list goes on and on. Read our “About” statement for more detailed info.
This blog was created to educate why we are concerned about the influx of shariah finance in lieu of the financial gains made my many who sell out for the money without realizing they are selling out and losing the essence of the soul of freedom.
This is not a forum against many of the amazing Muslims who have in their own way, reformed the Shariah, silently, to become compatible with life under democracy. Many have left the mosques where anti American and anti Democracy sermons are preached five times daily. Many of these Muslims want to see the Shariah reformed, but face great danger if this is expressed openly, as it goes against the words of Allah. However, as a non Muslim, and as a free person with the support of the Center of Security Policy, our goal is to educated the public about the dangers of Shariah. Shariah is not benign. So when you visit our blog, understand we post many articles that support the issues of shariah finance as a way for you to see how fast this is growing in the free world. We publish many articles that seem to endorse these programs, however It is not an endorsement of the projects, just some exposure of what we read daily in newspapers worldwide. We are just showing a tip of the iceberg as many banks and companies are selling out to Shariah. If you are interested in learning more, we have a website coming out soon, and this will be announced on this blog.
The Actions you can do today is to screen your investments. Check with terror free investing, so you know that your hard earned money made in a democracy, will not be used to strenghten those who want to kill or convert you. Make sure your money is not funding terror groups who fly planes in buildings, bomb our allies, and destroy human rights, especially women’s and children’s rights. Continue to read our blog, and if you have comments or questions, please ask. We will respond, and we can try to help you make yourself educated to make the right financial choices to insure freedom, and a free world.
comments by Allyson Rowen Taylor
Historically, Sunni Islam has often been defined only in contrast with other denominations or schools of thought, such as Shia Islam, hanafiyah, Mu’tazila and others, considering itself to be the orthodox form of Islam. As such, a case is sometimes made that Sunnism is as old as Islam itself, or at least dates back to the first civil war in Islam from 656 to 661. However, in terms of doctrine and theology, and in the sense of considering itself a separate denomination, Sunni Islam is younger than that, making it somewhat misleading to talk about Sunnites in a 7th century context.
Sunni Islam was under the authority of the Caliph from Muhammad’s death in 632 until the abolition of the caliphate by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in 1924. Since then, no central international authority exists; many countries have a Grand Mufti or other official who holds the highest religious authority in the country. However, during all of Islam’s history, independent religious scholars – the ulama – have held great influence in religious matters. During the first centuries of Islam, when the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphs were the worldly rulers of the Muslim world as well as the highest religious authorities of Sunni Islam, this led to some power struggles between the caliphate and the ulama. As the worldly power of the caliphate declined from the 9th and 10th century onwards, and as the religious law became more codified and exhaustive due to the efforts of the ulama, the caliphate’s religious influence decreased as well.
Islamic law is known as the Shari’ah. The Shari’ah is based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah, and those who ascribe to different interpretations of the law can often be found attending the same mosques.