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2009-03-30 18:43:11

The U.S. economic downturn is taking less out of American Muslims who follow an Islamic law against paying or charging interest, observers note. The Sacramento Bee reported Monday that as a group Muslims also have been somewhat protected because they are barred from investing in banks and mortgages, which have experienced a big hit in the marketplace. If everybody was Shariah-compliant, there would be no recession, said Farouk Fakira, who moderated a discussion on Islamic finance at...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.