The name AL BARAKAH is taken from the Qur’an (Chapter 7, Verse 96) which means blessings.
“If the people of the towns had but believed and feared Allah, We should indeed have opened out to them (all kinds of) blessings from heaven and earth; but they rejected (the truth), and We brought them to book for their misdeeds.”
Al Barakah’s logo is derived from the Quran (Chapter 2, Verse 261), where God (Praise Be To Him) compares those who spend their wealth, sustenance, etc to a grain of corn which produces and fructifies many times. It reflects the vision of AL BARAKAH – to invest, to produce, to grow, to spend, to share and to distribute for a fair and just society. The very meaning of Muamalat itself is the relationship between mankind in society.
Two colours are used for the logo: Green (representing nature, the gifts of God and resources) & Pale Yellow (indicating light which is needed for growth, and moving from darkness to light)
“The parable of those who spend their substance in the way of Allah is that of a grain of corn: it groweth seven ears, and each ear hath a hundred grains. Allah giveth manifold increase to whom He pleaseth: and Allah careth for all and He knoweth all things.”
“O ye who believe! Violate not the sanctity of the symbols of Allah, nor of the sacred month, nor of the animals brought for sacrifice, nor the garlands that mark out such animals, nor the people resorting to the sacred house, seeking of the bounty and good pleasure of their Lord. But when ye are clear of the sacred precincts and of pilgrim garb, ye may hunt and let not the hatred of some people in (once) shutting you out of the Sacred Mosque lead you to transgression (and hostility on your part). Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancour: fear Allah: for Allah is strict in punishment.”
Our policy is to co-operate with all in activities, which is in accordance with Shari’ah, in the interest of the community and in what is beneficial to humanity.
We deal according to the verses where God has allowed trade, forbidden interest and commanded to have trade with mutual goodwill.
“Those who devour usury will not stand except as stands one whom the Evil One by his touch hath driven to madness. That is because they say: "Trade is like usury but Allah hath permitted trade and forbidden usury. Those who after receiving direction from their Lord desist shall be pardoned for the past; their case is for Allah (to judge); but those who repeat (the offence) are companions of the fire: they will abide therein (for ever).”
“O ye who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves in vanities: But let there be amongst you Traffic and trade by mutual good-will: Nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily Allah hath been to you Most Merciful!”