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  1. I wanted to make a post about this, I did a lot of research on this sector and decided to invest into it a few month ago, now before you grab your pitchforks, here me out. I invested my money saved up from part-time work during university into blue chip stocks (Canadians banks, Google, Amazon, Apple), cashed it out upon graduation, worked a year and invested some savings into medicinal marijuana companies. Upon days of research and following the markets I made a HUGE return. ( Huge figure is HUGE from a recent grad standpoint, not a professional dad of 3 standpoint - relatively speaking; 'na mean?) I discussed with family and they went 'HOW DARE YOU INVEST IN THIS' type-a-deal; so posting it here for perspective. I am all into Finance as per my recent graduation and work, so the financial markets are really interesting to me. Now it is quite clear that if you put your money in a checking account, it is essentially quite bad due to the basic time value of money principal. You should beat inflation and secure your retirement, we don't earn millions to have a decent life, so it is important to invest. People invest in stock/bond exchanges all around the world, even in Muslim countries, it is what drives any economy forward. Stocks drives the economy forward in numerous ways, you along with your government is happy from it via direct and indirect means. Bonds are what helps the government finance their cities, infrastructure, schools and what not. So if you invest, you help greatly to not only your situation but also the greater society. Now question comes, what must you invest in to be fine from an ethical and religious stand point? Lets take the popular industry stocks for now that we see big trends around the world: 1) Banks - Good ol' financials, stable dividend paying companies, they do a lot of good to the people (financing your education, house, car, business, mosque), good to the society, and the government. However, disadvantage is they do some back-hand deals to protect themselves at the expense of lay-people like we saw in 2008. It is debatable but again, they were involved along with credit rating agencies and all that jazz. 2) Resources: Oil, Gold, Lithium and other resources you see on the periodic table: Now oil 'the black gold' drives several Muslim countries forward, gold is what makes the sisters happy, useful in making many, many things along with gases and lithium. Basically what you learn in organic and inorganic chemistry 101. A lot of positive things here. Cons are that they absolutely destroy animal/marine lives, habitats, irreversible ecosystem damage, pollution among other destructive things. 3) Popular stocks like Google, Apple, Tesla, Ford ..etc - all of the major companies are responsible for exploiting under-developed countries, making them work in sweat shops etc. On the benefit side, I could write a novel, I am sure we all can. So what we have established so far is that every high-volume industry has numerous advantage and disadvantages; they all play a huge part in Muslim and non-Muslim countries attracting investors of every background. 4) So investing in medicinal marijuana should be good, or even encouraged. Now hear me out: It has several strains and the academic scholarly studies conclude several benefits for patients of numerous illnesses/conditions, it helps people. Alcoholic derivatives are extensively used in antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals, which is fine, so should medical marijuana be as well. Heck investing in pharmaceuticals should be encouraged as it helps people fele better in large, cures medical conditions, saves lives and so forth compared to commodity-driven companies, banks, and other industries. A strong pharmaceutical base has a vital connection to save lives, and medicinal marijuana has been proven so far to do it's part. Sure it has a recreation side to it, but if I invest in companies that are only exposed to medicinal marijuana at the moment, why not take advantage of this emerging market, it helps the people, the society and also removes myself from blue chip stocks that do some harm along with good. I ask, what are your thoughts guys, is this reasoning sufficient, views, thoughts, discussion?
  2. "Pie thinks he knows who is to blame for the rise of Trump... and you're not going to like it!" No, I believe what he says is agreeable. It all makes sense. Have a listen yourself and share your thoughts. Do overlook his vulgar language.
  3. Find out how differences within Islam shape attitudes on evolution and its most famous protagonist, Charles Darwin. Iran Military Vlog #4: Evolution and Islam Hello guys, I have a vlog on Youtube and In my playlist Iran and the Sciences I added a new video shedding some light on the treatment of biological evolution in Iran and Saudi Arabia. Note that I'm not a biologist nor at all involved in the natural sciences, and some statements may be simplified for general audiences. Most of my information is pulled from E. Burton's research on school textbooks in Iran and Saudi Arabia. .
  4. Salaam For those interested, we have a Question Time panel discussion on the extent to which Sunnis and Shias can unite at Mahfil Ali on Saturday 14 September at 3pm. We are fortunate to have a panel of renowned experts: - Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra (Assistant Secretary General of the MCB) - Ajmal Masroor (British Imam, broadcaster and politician) - Dr. Musharraf Hussain (CEO & Chief Imam at the Karimia Institute) - Saeed Shehabi (London-based Bahraini political activist, and journalist) - Shaykh Zafar Abbas (Director of the Shia Institute of Islamic Studies, Former President of Majlis Ulama-e-Shia) To follow or participate in the debate on Twitter on the day, please use #sicm #sunni #shia within your tweets. These will be broadcast live on screen. To see the previous discussion in our series, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y438Aa1y_Pk&list=TLixNRJqxeRj4 and to see all the programmes at our centre, please see our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/sicmtv. https://www.facebook.com/events/509283962483946 Thanks Take careWsMiqdaad
  5. "Moeed Pirzada discusses with Shahsi Tharoor (member of Lok Sabha), Naseem Zehra (Direc. World Affairs, Dunya TV), Ejaz Haider (Exec. Direc. Jinnah Institute) that will India move a budge on its stances against Pakistan? " AIM: Prosperity/ Friendship with trust/ Peace and Solution! This discussion is not completely in our native language, But also in English.
  6. Salaam, Okay brothers and sisters, lets shake things up a bit. I want you to post the lyrics (Just the lyrics) of Music that you found inspiring, thought provoking etc. Let's leave out the youtube links and things, don't get me into trouble here, many shiachatters may not be ready for that. So I'll start... I though this song was very azadari-malanngi-like when I first heard it so here goes: Johnny Cash - Man In Black: Well, you wonder why I always dress in black, Why you never see bright colors on my back, And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone. Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on. I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town, I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, But is there because he's a victim of the times. I wear the black for those who never read, Or listened to the words that Jesus said, About the road to happiness through love and charity, Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me. Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose, In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes, But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back, Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black. I wear it for the sick and lonely old, For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold, I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been, Each week we lose a hundred fine young men. And, I wear it for the thousands who have died, Believen' that the Lord was on their side, I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died, Believen' that we all were on their side. Well, there's things that never will be right I know, And things need changin' everywhere you go, But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right, You'll never see me wear a suit of white. Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day, And tell the world that everything's OK, But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back, 'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black.
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