I hope this book has served its purpose to deepen your awareness and understanding of Islamic investing. I would like to share my final thoughts and four pieces of advice that I hope will help you integrate aspects of Islamic investing into your investment agenda for beneficial results.
First: Islamic investing is the same as any other style of investing. More than profit and loss, risk and return, and saving and compounding, investing is about accumulating wealth responsibly. Never lose sight of that fact. Though Islamic investment screening delivers a smaller investment universe of eligible securities, the available selection to choose from and the resulting portfolio are more financially sound and less volatile. At its core, investment should focus on the quality of the constituents in one’s portfolio. Comparable performance can be delivered whether there are few or many. In his foreword for the book, The Warren Buffet Way, Peter S. Lynch revealed that normally more than 75 percent of Berkshire Hathaway’s common stock holdings are represented by only five different securities.1
Second: in the next decade, you will have access to a wider range of investment choices. Unlike our parents and grandparents, we will have many avenues available to enable us to invest responsibly. Time will provide more evidence and investment results to make Islamic investing a compelling alternative. Therefore think about investing for the benefit of the world. “Invest” in the ...