There’s more than one benefit in this for you

Endowments are often overlooked when it comes to portfolio planning, but they offer many benefits to investors. Endowments are investment ‘wrappers’ around underlying investments in equities, property, bonds and cash that offer tax and estate planning benefits, especially to people in a 30%-plus tax bracket. Originally considered expensive, inflexible and opaque, decreases in cost,...

Laylatul Qadr-The Night of Decree!

Allah Ta’ala in His infinite Mercy has favoured us in so many ways. Such blessings that we cannot possibly enumerate nor show sufficient gratitude to the Almighty. Amongst the many blessings include a very special GIFT..Laylatul Qadr- The Night of Decree. It is an opportunity to gain closeness to our Creator, forgiveness of our sins and an elevated position in Jannah (Paradise). The Night of Power is...

Faq pertaining to Zakaat

Zakah is Fardh (compulsory) upon every sane adult Muslim (male and female) who possesses net-Zakatable assets (i.e. Zakatable assets over and above one’s basic needs minus liabilities) to the value of Nisab (minimum threshold) for one’s Zakatable (lunar) year. Zakatable Assets: 1. Gold and Silver: All forms of gold and silver, jewellery that contain...

The Night of Bara’ah

Sha’ban: Merits, Do’s, and Dont’s Part 2 of 4  By Mufti Taqi Usmani  The Night of Bara’ah  Another significant feature of the month of Sha’ban is that it consists of a night which is termed in Shariah as “Laylatul-bara’ah” (The night of freedom from Fire). This is the night occurring between 14thand 15th day of Sha’ban. There are certain traditions of Prophet...

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