Iana Financial started as an interest-free lending program inspired by a good deed: a few people in the Edmonton community gave some money to help a sister who was struggling with her student debt. But they did not want that money back! Once her loan was paid back, that money was to go to help someone else. From this spirit of help, Iana Financial was born. Since 2009 God has blessed Iana to support many people. Thankfully (Alhamdulillah!) our work keeps gaining momentum: more donations are coming in and more applications; please continue your sincere prayers for this beneficial service to grow and flourish.
Iana is an Arabic word meaning “help”or “assistance”. To help is at the core of Iana’s existence; Iana provides financial services that ease peoples’ financial burdens. IANA aims to offer God-centred community financial services, for the common good. Iana aims to provide these services to society in light of traditional Islamic principles and values.
Iana currently offers four types of interest-free loans: Education, Emergency or Personal, Small Business, and Institutional.
Grassroots, holistic economic reform is some of the most important work on Earth and has the potential to positively affect every other aspect of our lives and our world: peace, social welfare, environmental and ecological harmony – plants, animals, air, water, land; healthcare, energy, agriculture, and most essentially: education.
We believe that just spending any time serving in this area is a major Gift from The Most Merciful; we pray such work is fulfilling a major communal obligation upon the Muslim community in the West and even in the world – and we are both honoured and humbled to be serving in such capacity and we pray our efforts are blessed and accepted by Him.
Please join us in asking God to accept these small efforts and to benefit countless people through this work.
“Whosoever relieves a believer from a worldly burden, God will relieve him from a burden of the Hereafter. Whosoever alleviates the situation of a person in difficulty, God will alleviate his situation in this world and in the Hereafter. Whosoever conceals the faults of a Muslim, God will conceal his faults in this world and in the Hereafter. God will continue to aid a servant (of His) so long as that servant continues to aid his brother….” [Authentic Hadeeth Compiled by Imam Muslim]