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2.14 Reddit vs Short sellers season 2

It this episode we talk about the recent moves in the US Stock market and how a group of Reddit traders led financial warfare against Wall street Hedge funds.

Some have compared this to the epic battle between David and Goliath (Dawood and Jalut) - but we think there is more to the story.

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2.13 Ribawi Transactions, Part 2 - Home loans, limited liability and QA season 2

In this episode, we talk about limited liability, home loans and answer some contemporary questions.

Topics: Limited liability, home loans, fees, debt, equity, transactions, charity, riba, interest.

 

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2.12 Ribawi Transactions, Part 1 - Student loans season 2

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In this episode:

We take a deeper look at ribawi transactions. In particular, we analyse the "Student loan" to see if it is ribawi or...

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2.11 Freedom of contract, Part 2 - Big Tech censorship season 2

Big Tech refers to the major technology companies which have inordinate influence. (PCMag)

In this episode, we talk about recent political events with regards to Big Tech as they relate to censorship, freedom of speech and consolidation of power.

We also reflect on some lessons from the past year...

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Just for fun: Interview with My 12-Year-Old Son! interviews season 2

Do not take this too seriously :) Only fun intended.


We will resume our regular podcast next week insha'Allah.

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2.10 Freedom of contract, Part 1 (minimum wage) season 2

In this episode, we talk about freedom to enter into the contract and how Islamic law might deal with the question of a minimum wage.

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2.9 Islamic FinTech challenge season 2

In this episode, we talk about the intersection between technology and finance and what opportunities or challenges it creates for the Islamic FinTech industry.

This year we have seen a strong rise in stocks for companies such as Zoom, Tesla and Amazon. With their tech-centric solutions, Amazon...

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2.8 A Discussion about Paper Money: Halal or not? season 2

Is paper money just an IOU and debt? What role central and other commercial banks play in creating it?
How do we understand financial concepts like intrinsic value, quantitative easing and fractional reserve banking with regards to halal and haram aspects of money?

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2.7 Multi-level marketing (MLM) and Pyramid Schemes season 2

Is Multi-level marketing (MLM) a legitimate business or a problematic pyramid scheme? In this episode, we learn about the key difference between a legitimate business and a pyramid schemes.

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2.6 The Prohibition of Gharar (uncertainty, deception) season 2

In this episode, we talk about deceptive business practices known as Gharar. 

Abu Hurairah states, “The Prophet forbade selling by way of tossing stones to settle a sale (Al-Haasah), and the sale of Gharar.” (Muslim)

What is Gharar?

Uncertainty, hazard, chance, risk, delusion,...

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2.5 The Prohibition of Riba, Part 3 (more examples) season 2

Discussion continues with a talk about bitcoin, investments, mutual funds, shares, gold, REIT's, Sukuk, bonds and credit cards.

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2.4 The Prohibition of Riba, Part 2 (Rules, types and examples) season 2

In this episode we continue our discussion about riba. We talk specifically about key rules and types of riba (interest) and give some practical examples.

Summary of rules by Imam Nawavi:

  1. When the underlying ‘Illah (operative cause behind a law) of the two goods being...
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