Dr Muhammad F. Walji, PhD, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry, has been chosen to be a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Our community has always been entrepreneurial by nature in whichever land we have found ourselves and now possesses a wealth of experience and expertise in a wide variety of different industries. In the spirit of connecting our community better, The World Federation has developed the Khoja Business Directory.
The Khoja Business Directory has been created to encourage business and trade between community members. The directory will act as a platform where business owners within the community can upload their businesses and community members can find providers of services or products from within the community as a first port of call. The directory has an optimised search feature, which allows people to filter by industry, location and vacancies.
Through this directory, we aim to increase the amount of business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions that take place within the community and strengthen the ties we have with each other to promote the further success of all our community members.
No business can thrive without networking. We hope to take our social unity a step further and strengthen the bonds of brotherhood even more by establishing a trade community based on trust, etiquette and the highest standards of commerce as outlined by the shariah and sunnah.
Furthermore there will be an opportunity for business owners to make themselves available to other budding entrepreneurs in our community who would like to seek advice and learn from those who have already established themselves in their particular field. This mentoring service will hopefully strengthen the bonds between us and keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive within our community for years to come.
The World Federation has received many queries regarding the ruling of His Eminence Sayyid al-Sistani (may Allah protect him and all our Maraji’) on paying Zakat al-Fitrah electronically. The World Federation Islamic Education team has consulted with the Office of His Eminence, and the following is a clarification of this matter. Read here to find out more.
The end of the calendar year is always busy at The World Federation and I would like to take some time to tell you about the projects we are currently working on.