Islamic Wealth Management
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Islamic Wealth Management

Theory and Practice

Edited by Mohamed Ariff and Shamsher Mohamad

From an Islamic perspective, although the ownership of wealth is with God, humans are gifted with wealth to manage it with the objective of benefiting the human society. Such guidance means that wealth management is a process involving the accumulation, generation, purification, preservation and distribution of wealth, all to be conducted carefully in permissible ways. This book is the first to lay out a coherent framework on how wealth management should be conducted in compliance with guiding principles from edicts of a major world religion.
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Chapter 15: Wealth purification

Theory and Practice

Ahcene Ahcene

Abstract

Wealth purification is an important aspect of Islamic wealth management. Purification can be in the form of giving that portion of wealth as charity. The best is to ensure that the wealth is earned in lawful means, so purification is not an issue at all. The objective of purification is to comply with God’s commandment to refrain from wrongful means of earning wealth so as to fulfill obligation of a normal person wanting to accumulate permissible wealth. Individuals and corporations are often focused on wealth accumulation, protection and distribution, but are usually short on wealth purification. There is an established practice to give as charity the wrongfully earned wealth to banks, and banks normally set aside such moneys to be paid to charitable purposes.

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