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From Islamic Finance WIKI
Knowledge in Islam
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger as saying (Sahih Muslim):
“When a child of Adam dies, his deeds come to an end, except for three:
- 1. Recurring charity, or,
- 2. Knowledge (by which people) continue to benefit, or,
- 3. A pious son, who prays for him.”
Ali Ibn abi Talib:
"Knowledge is better than wealth because knowledge will take care of you, but you have to take care of wealth."
Why not invest some time to share and spread knowledge, so you benefit even after your death?
Islamic Finance WIKI needs your support
Help is urgently needed for dedicated guidelines:
- Adding the Arabic original word to each entry
- Definition of categories for the Islamic Finance sphere
- Providing relevant online literature for each entry (with a copy to the site Bibliography)
- Extending the entries for which literature is identified
- Extending the external link for companies and people to the newssite: http://www.islamicfinance.de/?q=news
- Adding Islamic financial institutions to the entry and checking which are missing with the search function: http://www.islamicfinance.de/?q=news
1. Establishing guidelines for transcriptions of Arabic terms
- Arabic original for each term as transliterations are not sufficiently standardized to avoid doubt
- Using top 3 common transcriptions as mostly used (ranking could be done via number of Google hits for instance).
- Avoiding the apostrophe for the reasons Mohamed Amin at his PWC blog mentioned plus it makes searches more difficult
2. Reviewing and editing existing entries
- This encyclopedia is not peer reviewed (in the sense of one writes, others review and comment on the quality) but peer controlled (in the sense of all experts write and correct each other)
- After several personal discussions most people prefer that only experts should have writing rights instead of everybody like with Wikipedia. This rule may prevail if no other feedback is received.
Go, hurry, what you wait for?!
This site shall also contain an overview about the top priority tasks from the editors point of view.
Log in (you must be logged in to do that), click on "discussion" at the top of the page, add your ideas/suggestions, click "save page". Need Help?
Michael Saleh Gassner