Legal

Why Do-it-Yourself Wills Aren’t Always the Best Approach…

Now, I am not saying this because I’m an estate planning attorney, but doing Do-It-Yourself (“DIY”) wills could be one of the absolute worse things you can do for yourself…

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October 18, 2012

Top Reasons We Put Off Doing Our Estate Plan

Estate planning avoidance?

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October 11, 2012

What Is Happening to Muslims Will Happen to All

The decision by the European Court of Human Rights last week to refuse to block the extradition of the radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and four others to the United States on terrorism charges removes one of the last external checks on our emerging gulag state.

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October 4, 2012

Sexual Abuse in Religious Education Institutions

But then I thought of the scars that are carried by people who are traumatized by this and I felt an uncontrollable urge to write about it

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August 30, 2012

Common Estate Planning Pitfalls

If you’re one of the few Americans who managed to establish a sound estate plan, congratulations.

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August 30, 2012

Need help with becoming a U.S. citizen?

Need help with becoming a U.S. citizen?

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August 16, 2012

Business Owners: Do You Have an Exit Plan in Place for Your Business?

It is one of the most overlooked components to a business – the exit strategy.

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August 16, 2012

Earn a Good Deed and Make Your Estate Plan

It is related from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “It is not permissible for any Muslim who has something to will to stay for two nights without having his last will and testament written and kept ready with him.” Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 51, No. 1

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August 2, 2012

Freezing Funds is a Common Bank Practice … that’s Generally Illegal

Regardless of whether or not a bank has the right to close an account, it almost never has the right to simultaneously freeze your funds, even if the account agreement states otherwise…

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June 28, 2012

London Lawyer Takes on Corporations Abetting Israel’s Crimes

Simon Natas is a London-based lawyer specializing in criminal defense law and human rights.

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June 7, 2012

Judge Blocks Controversial NDAA

The NDAA contains a short paragraph, 1021, letting the military detain anyone it suspects “substantially supported” al-Qaida, the Taliban or “associated forces.” The indefinite detention would supposedly last until “the end of hostilities.”

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May 24, 2012

At Last, Saudi Women in the Olympics

When Saudi sports commentator Reema Abdullah carries the Olympic flame for the 2012 London Games, she will write yet a new chapter in the modern history of Saudi women.

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April 19, 2012

Muslim Marriage and Divorce in America

Professor Julie MacFarlane of the University of Windsor took a long look at dozens of broken Muslim marriages to examine what trends she could see.

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April 12, 2012

Estate Planning: Important, Yet Ignored by Many Physicians

Whether it was during their residency or a seminar attended with colleagues, estate planning is one of those concepts that floats in the back of a physician’s mind, without giving it much thought, or the importance it deserves.

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March 1, 2012

Certified Halal?

The halal industry in the West is mostly an unregulated one with no provision for the protection of the Muslim consumers.

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February 2, 2012

Court: Oklahoma Can’t Enforce Sharia Law Ban

A federal appeals court upheld an injunction against a voter-approved ban on Islamic law in Oklahoma on Tuesday, saying it likely violated the U.S. Constitution

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January 12, 2012

“I Have a Trust, But What Does It Mean To Have It “Funded?”

Although the concept of estate planning has been addressed in my previous articles, as well as the importance of establishing a Revocable Living Trust, one topic that I have yet to bring up is the importance of “funding” a trust.

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January 9, 2012

Sound Vision Event for Shariah Education

A fundraiser was held Saturday evening at the Dearborn Hyatt to counter the “anti-Shariah” legislation that is sweeping the nation.

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December 15, 2011

How Proper Planning Can Save You Thousands in Estate Taxes

Unless one of your primary objectives is to fund the government with more of your money, taking the initiative of planning your estate should be one of your top priorities.

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December 1, 2011

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