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Islamic Finance Podcast with Almir Colan

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This Podcast will examine ideas that impact our economy and financial system on the basis of values and ethical principles.Host: Almir Colan

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February 22nd, 2024


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Navigating the Crossroads of the Global Economic Crisis | Almir Colan (Lecture)

April 11th, 2023


Almir Colan discussed the current state of the global economy, highlighting the challenges and opportunities presented by the ongoing economic …

4.2 Reminiscing about past technologies and how they affected the economy

August 24th, 2022


Reminiscing on technological changes we have witnessed over the last few decades and how they impact our lives, business and economy.

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4.1 Digital Economy: Our stories

July 27th, 2022


Welcome to our new season. In this 4th season, we talk about the Digital Economy and its key building blocks.

In this first episode, we share our …

3.18 Season Finale: Tesla vs Bitcoin and Earning a livelihood (Part 7/7)

October 2nd, 2021


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This is our final episode for season 3. We will be back in 2022 with the brand new season insha'Allah.

In this episode, we finalise our discussion on …

3.17 Islamic Economic Leadership - Framework

September 1st, 2021


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In this episode, we talk about leadership and its core aims and responsibilities within the Islamic economic framework.

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3.16 Reflections and Coffee #1

August 2nd, 2021


Join me for a coffee and some spontaneous unscripted reflections about life and the economy. I also provide you with some insights into my own life …

3.15 Mustafa Aydemir - Senior Investment Analyst at Saturna

July 14th, 2021


In this episode, we talk with Mustafa Aydemir - Senior Investment Analyst at Saturna.

Topics include discussion on: What investment analysts do? How high net worth individuals invest their own money? Developments in …

3.14 Reflection on economic security and negative effects of poverty.

June 29th, 2021


In this episode, we talk about the negative effects of poverty on individuals and society. Reference in the episode is from the book - "Economic …

3.13 Economic lesson from the early state of Medina

June 24th, 2021


Today we talk about the leadership lessons from the early stage of the state of Madina and its economy.

Almir's MasterClass: Leading with …

3.12 Investing in shares - preliminary discussion

June 14th, 2021


In this preliminary discussion, we share some intuitive principles that should help us when deciding to invest in shares. Aim today is to frame the …

3.11 Bitcoin ecosystem is debasing the social order

June 7th, 2021


Good money and a good financial system need two things:

1] Collective cooperation that disincentivises the debasement of the currency.
2] Social …

3.10 Earning a livelihood, Part 6 - Wealth between Sabr and Shukr

May 31st, 2021


In this episode, we ask what is more superior: Gratitude (Shukr) for wealth or Patience (Sabr) in the face of Poverty?

We also have a little chat …

3.9 On Palestine and crypto-mania

May 18th, 2021


In this post-Ramadan episode, we share reflections about news from Palestine as well as trends with crypto news.

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3.8 Sh Abdullah Hasan "Zakat: Wisdom and Benefits"

April 27th, 2021


Have you ever wondered how Zakat incentivises the circulation of money and alleviate the root causes of poverty?
In this episode, Sh. Abdullah Hasan …

3.7 Sh Abu Bakr Zoud "The Concept of Gratitude"

April 20th, 2021


In this Special Ramadan episode, we talk about Gratitude as the core life-changing concept around which our purpose of life revolves.

"And Allah has …

3.6 Shaheed Drew "History of Muslims in Australia and Advice to Earn a Livelihood"

April 12th, 2021


In this episode, we talk to brother Shaheed Drew about some lessons regarding the topic of earning a livelihood. We also talk about his book "40 Hadiths Relating to Islamic Finance" and the very interesting history of …

3.5 Earning a livelihood, Part 5 - Between earning and worship

April 6th, 2021


After earning what is necessary for oneself, is (further) occupation with earning better or devotion to worship?

We are following writings …

3.4 Earning a livelihood, Part 4 - Argument against ignorance

March 29th, 2021


Is seeking means of earning something that goes against taqwa and reliance on Allah the Most High as the provider? Or is it contradictory to shari'ah?


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Interview with Almir Colan: Memories from Bosnia, journey to Islamic finance and life lessons.

March 22nd, 2021


This week we bring you Almir Colan's extended interview with Salaam Podcast.

In this wide-ranging episode, we talk about Almir's early life in …

3.3 Earning a livelihood, Part 3 - The Way of the Messengers

March 16th, 2021


In this episode, we remind ourselves that earning a livelihood is the way of the Messengers, may Allah bless them all, and we are commanded to follow …

3.2 Earning a livelihood, Part 2 - On purpose and discipline

March 9th, 2021


We continue talking about livelihood within the Islamic economic paradigm.

We also look at trade as a mechanism for earning and provisioning livelihood for the common good.

In addition, we extend the money mastery …

3.1 Earning a livelihood, Part 1 - Intro

March 1st, 2021


Welcome to our new season. In this season we talk about obtaining wealth and prudently organising our livelihood.

We will follow book attributed to …

2.17 Season Finale - Quiz: Test your knowledge

February 22nd, 2021


This is our final episode for season 2. We will be back next week insha'Allah with the brand new season.

In this episode, we ask our listeners 25 questions from season 2.

We recommend that you pause and try answering …

2.16 Ribawi Transactions, Part 3 - Is Insurance Halal?

February 15th, 2021


In this episode, we talk about some arguments that are usually put forward in order to claim that conventional insurance is halal or permissible. We also highlight how in principle conventional insurance differs from …

2.15 Freedom of contract, Part 3 - The Concept of Taxation

February 8th, 2021


In this episode, we talk about the concept of taxation and how it relates to the role of the government, freedoms and active citizenry.

We also talk …

2.14 Reddit vs Short sellers

February 1st, 2021


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 …

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

January 25th, 2021


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

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

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2.12 Ribawi Transactions, Part 1 - Student loans

January 18th, 2021


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We take a deeper look at ribawi transactions. …

2.11 Freedom of contract, Part 2 - Big Tech censorship

January 11th, 2021


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

In this episode, we talk about recent political events …

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

January 7th, 2021


Do not take this too seriously :)
We will resume our regular podcast next week insha'Allah.

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2.10 Freedom of contract, Part 1 (minimum wage)

December 28th, 2020


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

December 21st, 2020


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

2.8 A Discussion about Paper Money: Halal or not?

December 15th, 2020


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 …

2.7 Multi-level marketing (MLM) and Pyramid Schemes

December 7th, 2020


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

2.6 The Prohibition of Gharar (uncertainty, deception)

November 30th, 2020


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, deception, danger, …

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

November 26th, 2020


Discussion continues: 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)

November 22nd, 2020


Key rules and types of riba (interest) with examples.

Summary of rules by Imam Nawavi:

1. When the underlying ‘Illah (operative cause behind a law) …

2.3 The Prohibition of Riba (interest), Part 1

November 16th, 2020


Introduction to the prohibition of Riba (interest) in Islam and other religions - as well as some of the wisdom behind it.

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2.2 Contracts: Classifications, Conditions and examples.

November 9th, 2020


In this episode, we take a deeper look into contracts and some everyday transactions.

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2.1 Islamic Law of Contracts and Business Transactions

November 2nd, 2020


In this 1st episode of the Season 2, we are looking into Islamic Law of Contracts and Business Transactions. This is a critical topic to understand what is permissible and what is not in various commercial transactions …

1.6 How Islamic Finance works

October 26th, 2020


In this episode, we introduce the basic principles of Islamic banking and finance. Learn some of the difference between conventional and Islamic banking.

Globally, there is a demand for a fair and just banking system …

1.5 Zero Sum Capitalism

October 19th, 2020


In this episode, we examine financial incentives that are moving capitalism away from real economic activities and toward zero-sum (win/lose) profit modes that may have a detrimental impact on societies.

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1.4 Economic incentives: The Xiaogang village story

October 12th, 2020


In this episode, we examine incentives that drive economic prosperity and reward initiative and risk-taking.

Specifically, we look at the principles that Xiaogang village adapted in 1978 and how it led to China's …

1.3 The 3 Pillars of Islamic Economy - The Shepherds model

October 4th, 2020


In this episode, we talk about a new model for Islamic economy: The Shepherds model.

The first domain of wholesome Islamic economy is the capacity to …

1.2 Actions are by Intentions

September 27th, 2020


In this episode, we examine intentions that drive our actions - from gaining financial knowledge to how we act upon it.

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1.1 Introduction

September 19th, 2020


Islamic Finance Podcast

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 1. of newly recorded Islamic finance podcast (hence the numbering 1.1 in the title)

In this episode we examine ideas that impact our economy and financial system on …

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