When a religious leader stood before a hotel roomfull [sic] of Muslims four years ago and endorsed investment in a Chicago real-estate developer as complying with Islamic law, businessman Nadeem Sharafi decided to invest. [Ed: Yeah, we all know how imams and muftis have that natural
AllahMuhammad-given ability in successful financing]
Little did he know that his efforts to use his money according to Islamic guidelines and avoid earning interest would lead him and his wife to lose more than $115,000, Sharafi said. [Ed: Bwahahahahahaha! Score, the Great Satan 1, Muhammad 0.]
Sunrise's Web site says the company developed close to 100 residential units in Chicago and was working on an additional 250 units. The Shariah Board said it approved Sunrise because Ibrahim was not giving interest on people's investments, but rather a profit over time. Islamic law bans Muslims from collecting interest on money. [Ed: Eh, no it doesn't. Another ignorant misconception passed down through 14 centuries of brainwashing.]
"We're Muslims," [Ed - Translation: We're not filthy kuffar!] said Sharafi, 60. "We heard the word of the mufti or ulemma, [Ed: We are incapable of thinking for ourselves so we depend on Islamic 'scholars' to guide us through every aspect of our lives (after all, why wouldn't a mufti be a financial expert?
AllahMuhammad guides him!),] that this is right, [Ed: Muhammad would have approved,] that there's no harm in it, [Ed: Except to stupid infidels who pay interest,] so we started doing it. [Ed: Financial Jihad!!!!]"