Why You Should Contribute to Projects Like Satakanya

It appears to be a “perfect” project. The proposed intervention in Satakanya village has all the ingredients of success. One, it is a small village of just 80 odd families (resource need for the intervention – human and financial – is modest). Two, all of them are extremely poor (no Shariah issue regarding their eligibility…

A Sadaqa-Funded Islamic CDD

This Ramadhan we seek transformation of a tiny impoverished village in India through a sadaqa-funded Islamic Community-Driven-Development initiative. This is an initiative in one of the poorest parts of the planet. Village Satakanya is located in the state of Odisha in India. Click Here for a Socioeconomic Profile of Satakanya Village Target: Transformation of the entire population…

Awqaf Brand – Business with Compassion

Hisham Dafterdar, CPA, PhD Chairman, Awkaf Australia Ltd A brand is more than just a name, a trademark, a logo, a symbol, or any other visual identity that distinguishes a product or service from others.  It is the value the brand stands for, the benefits it offers, and the overall impression we gain when dealing with…

Zakat Research: Some Empirical Findings

There is a growing body of theoretical and empirical research in the field of Islamic social finance in general and zakat in particular. In these blogs I seek to highlight some useful findings from such research. Below, three research papers in the field of zakat have been reviewed and their major findings highlighted. Norazlina Abd….