Muslim Business Law Attorney
Chicago Attorney Representing Muslim Business Owners
Operating a business involves a wide variety of tasks as well as addressing multiple different types of legal issues and financial concerns. These tasks can become even more complicated for Muslim business owners since they will also need to be sure to follow the proper religious principles. To ensure that legal concerns are being handled properly, business owners should work with a business law attorney who understands the principles of the Muslim faith.
At Motiva Business Law, we provide legal representation for Muslim business owners, working to help them address their concerns and achieve their business goals. Danya Shakfeh is a Muslim attorney and business owner with more than 10 years of experience, and she will work closely with you to ensure that your business is equipped for success.
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Legal Help for Muslim Owned Businesses
In addition to using proper business practices and meeting the legal requirements for operating a business, Muslim business owners should build their business on the principles of the Islamic faith and the teachings of the Qur’an. Because charging or paying interest on debts is forbidden by Sharia (Islamic) law, business owners may need to make arrangements to avoid accepting loans or incurring debts. Some other issues Muslim-owned businesses may face include:
- Business organization – Muslim business partners may be required to use the musharakah partnership structure when starting a business or establishing a formal business structure. We can help you understand your options and ensure that your company is structured according to Islamic principles.
- Contracts – Islamic law requires contractual agreements to be clear and unambiguous. We can assist in negotiating, drafting, and reviewing contracts for your business while ensuring that they are in accordance with the principles of Sharia law, and our team can also help you address contract disputes and ensure that the literal wording of your contracts is upheld.
- Employment matters: Muslim business owners must ensure their company policies treat all employees fairly and make accommodations that allow Muslim employees to practice their faith while also protecting the rights of other employees and customers. We can assist in creating employment contracts and employee handbooks that abide by the precepts of Islamic law.
Sharia law requires Muslim business owners to act ethically and honestly in their business dealings with partners, customers, employees, contractors, or other companies. We can help you follow these principles while ensuring that your business engages in practices that are permitted or halal while avoiding activities that are prohibited or haram. We can act as your general counsel, helping you determine the best ways to approach legal issues or business disputes according to the principles of our faith.
Contact Our Business Lawyer for Muslim-Owned Businesses
As a Muslim business owner, Attorney Danya Shakfeh understands the importance of acting in accordance with the Qur’an when conducting business. She will work closely with you, your business partners, and any religious advisors to help your business address legal issues and build a strategy for ongoing success. With her help, you can ensure that you are abiding by Islamic law and the laws of Illinois and the United States while operating your business.