Blossom Articles, News, & Announcements

Informative articles, multi-part learning series, and the latest news about Blossom

 

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Muslims Can Now Pay Zakat in Cryptocurrency

Free service allowing Muslims to pay their annual obligatory charity payment (zakat) owed against cryptocurrency holdings directly using the blockchain

Monday, May 2nd, 2018

Islamic Finance Upgraded: Smarter Sukuk Using Blockchain

Blossom Finance announces “Smart Sukuk” platform for issuing blockchain powered Islamic financing instruments using smart contracts.

Saturday, April 2nd, 2018

Basic Rules for Wakalah (Agency) Contracts (28 of 28)

What are the basic rules of agency (wakalah) contracts? What are the key features of a wakalah?

Friday, April 2nd, 2018

Introduction to Wakalah (agency) Contracts (27 of 28)

What is wakalah? What are the types of wakalah? Why the contract of wakalah is needed?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2018

Application of Istisna in Islamic Financial Institutions (26 of 28)

How is the lease (istisna) contract used in modern Islamic financial institutions and what is the process of "parallel salam"?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2018

Basic Rules for Manufacturing Sale Contracts (25 of 28)

Learn about construction finance using the istisna contract and the specific conditions and requirements which need to be observed.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2018

Introduction To Manufacturing Sale Contracts (24 of 28)

What is bay al-istisna? Is it an exceptional type of sale? What are the differences between istisna and salam?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Application of Bay Al-Salam in Islamic Financial Institutions (23 of 28)

How the concept of salam is applied in modern Islamic financial institutions? Is salam contract can be used to finance agriculture sector.

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Bitcoin & Ethereum Islamic Microfinance Fund Opens to Public

Islamic microfinance fund will accept cryptocurrency from investors; funds invested to receive profit sharing from cooperative Islamic microfinance in Indonesia

Sunday, April 2nd, 2018

Basic Rules and Conditions for Bay Al-Salam (22 of 28)

This brief article explains the specific conditions and requirements of salam contract which need to be observed apart from the general requirements of sale.

Saturday, April 2nd, 2018

Introduction to Salam (Forward Sale) Contracts (21 of 28)

What is bay al-salam? Is it an exceptional type of sale? Why it is allowed?

Friday, April 2nd, 2018

Modern Application of Ijarah (Lease) Contract (20 of 28)

The contract of ijarah is widely used in modern Islamic financial institutions. This article briefly sheds light on some important applications of ijarah 

Thursday, April 2nd, 2018

What Are The Rules Governing Ijarah? (19 of 28)

What are the basic rules and principles of the contract of ijarah? What are the similarities and differences between ijarah and sale?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2018

Introduction to Ijarah (Lease) Contracts (18 of 28)

What is ijarah? What is difference between ijarah and sale? What are the types of ijarah?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2018

Mudarabah in Islamic Financial Institutions (17 of 28)

How mudarabah is used in modern Islamic financial institutions?  What is the mechanism for investment account based on mudarabah? How the contract of mudarabah is structured for project financing?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Basic Rules of Mudarabah (Partnership) Contracts (16 of 28)

What are the basic rules and conditions for mudarabah contract? What are the differences between mudarabah and musharakah?

Sunday, April 2nd, 2018

Introduction to Mudarabah (Profit Sharing) Contracts (15 of 28)

What is mudarabah? Why mudarabah is permissible? What are the types of mudarabah?

Saturday, April 2nd, 2018

Diminishing Profit Sharing/Musharakah Mutanaqisah (14 of 28)

What is musharakah mutanaqisah or “diminishing musharakah”? Why it is innovated by contemporary scholars? How musharakah mutanaqisah is used in Islamic banks and financial?

Friday, April 2nd, 2018

Basics of Musharakah (Joint-Venture) and Use In Islamic Banks (13 of 29)

What are the basic rules and conditions of musharakah contract? And how it works in Islamic financial institutions?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2018

Introduction to Musharakah/Partnership (12 of 28)

What is musharakah? Why it is an ideal contract? What are the different types of musharakah?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2018

Is Bitcoin Halal or Haram: A Shariah Analysis

Is Bitcoin halal or haram? Blossom Finance publishes working paper on the permissibility of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and Islamic finance and concludes that bitcoin qualifies as Islamic money, except where banned by local government, but cautions investors against speculation, ICOs, and investment schemes.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2018

Modern Application of Murabaha (11 of 28)

What are the applications of murabaha in modern Islamic financial institutions? What is MPO and how MPO is different from an ordinary murabaha?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2018

Introduction to Murabaha (10 of 28)

 What is murabaha? What are the basic conditions for murabaha? And how it works in Islamic banks? These questions are discussed in some details in this article.

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Classifications of Sale Contracts (9 of 28)

What are the different types of sale contracts? How these types are different from each other and what are their conditions for validity?

Sunday, April 2nd, 2018

Understanding The Contract of Sale (8 of 28)

What is  sale? What are the types of sale? How valid sale is differentiated from void sale? What are the basic things we need to observe in the contract of sale?

Saturday, April 2nd, 2018

Key Elements of An Islamic Contract (7 of 28)

What's an Islamic contract? What are the key elements of an Islamic contract, and what are the requirements for a contract to be valid and lawful?

Friday, April 2nd, 2018

Prohibition of Gambling (6 of 28)

Gambling is one of the fundamental prohibitions in Islamic finance. Learn what is prohibited gambling and why it is not permissible and unlawful.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2018

Prohibition of Excessive Uncertainty (Gharar) (5 of 28)

Learn why excessive uncertainty (gharar) is prohibited and what types of conditions could be excessively uncertain.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2018

Basics of Riba (Interest) and Its Two Major Types (4 of 28)

The word riba literally means excess, increase or addition. But what is riba from Shariah point of view and what are the major types of reba?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2018

18 Reasons Why Riba Is Prohibited (3 of 28)

Warnings against reba (usury) date back as far as 2,000 BC. Learn why so many religions despise and prohibit reba, and learn the basis for why usury is prohibited in Islamic finance.

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Shariah and Its Role in the Islamic Financial System (2 of 28)

What is Shariah? What does it have to do with a financial system? How can a 1,400 system of rules inform decisions about a modern, digital financial system?

Sunday, April 2nd, 2018

Introduction to the Islamic Financial System (1 of 28)

What's a financial system and what purpose does it serve? And what's different about the Islamic financial system?

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