Posts Tagged ‘Somali Muslims’

Has Shari’a Law Come to Minnesota?

March 24, 2009

Recently it was reported in the state of Minnesota that Somali Muslims were successful in getting the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to agree to a program that would allow Minnesota Muslims to purchase homes with zero percent mortgages.  The reasoning offered by Muslim leaders to Minnesota authorities as to the need for such a home buying program was that Shari’a (Islamic) law prohibited Muslims from paying interest to buy homes, cars or any item that could be potentially financed.  But is this premise true?  Does Shari’a law prescribe Muslims to reject the payment of interest? (more…)