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Five ways to support your wife’s work

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Written by M. Fatima   
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 07:55

As rare as it is to find a practicing Muslimah who is also an entrepreneur, it is rarer still to find a Muslim man who supports his wife in starting and running a home based business.

Traditional Muslim cultures and norms typically dictate that men work out of the house while women stay home.

Indeed, Islamically, men are obligated to provide for the needs of their wives, however, by no means are Muslim women prohibited from earning a living. She may do so out of her own free will if she so desires.

We have the example of the Prophet Muhammad’s first wife, Khadija, who ran a successful business. Her husband, Prophet Muhammad, even helped her in it.

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Fashion with a cause: Local youth sell clothing to support children’s education

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Written by Chelby Daigle   
Sunday, 16 March 2014 14:59

A local non-profit organization established to support the education of underprivileged children overseas is marking its first anniversary.

Founded by a group of youth and students, Forward Knowledge is a social enterprise intended to raise money for children’s education through the sale of an original clothing line.  Tarun Rahman, a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s Master of Public Health, is a co-founder of the organization.

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Muslim Mompreneur: Registering Your Home-based Business (HBB)

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Written by M. Fatima   
Sunday, 19 January 2014 08:15

As Muslims, we are obliged to abide by the laws of the land and the country that we live in. Because there seems to be general misconceptions that the legalities of running a home based business (HBB) are complicated and unnecessary, this article will address some of those misconceptions and show how simple the legalities really are.


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Fostering Local Entrepreneurship with the Legacy Conference

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Written by Chelby Marie Daigle   
Sunday, 12 January 2014 23:15

In last month’s issue, Muslim Link interviewed Shahzad Khan, co-founder of Gnowit, who had recently been made a 2013 Rising Star by Invest Ottawa. Mohammad Al-Azzouni is also a co-founder of Gnowit and works as the company’s VP of Business Development & Marketing. Both men met in 2010 at the Legacy Conference which Al-Azzouni founded while studying Economics and Marketing at the University of Ottawa.

 

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Muslim Mompreneur: Before you start your business

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Written by Mahwash Fatima   
Monday, 09 December 2013 00:40

In the past decade or so, a new generation of entrepreneurs has come into being: the Mompreneurs. Women business owners who balance being mothers and entrepreneurs are on the rise. Commerce and women is not a new idea for Muslims. Khadija (RA), the first woman to accept Islam, was a successful business woman in her own right.

The first in this series of columns will begin by looking at how you start your home-based business.

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