Our History

Since the company's inception in 1999, Guidance Residential has demonstrated its commitment to providing competitive home financing solutions to faith-conscious Americans. Our journey to become the leading Islamic home financing provider in the U.S. began with a strong foundation with the motto "Modern Finance, Timeless Values".

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  • 1999
2018
CORPORATE GROWTH & EXPANSION

Guidance Sales and Operations expand to 7 regions across the country.

Surpasses $5.0 billion in funding & helps over 20,000 Families

Guidance helps over 20,000 families achieve the dream of homeownership without compromising their faith and provides over $5.0 billion in home financing.

Awarded "Best Islamic Home Financier, USA"

Guidance awarded the "Best Islamic Home Financier, USA" by World Finance Islamic Finance Awards.

Revamped website

Guidance revamps website to simplify home financing process for customers and to increase resources for customers at all stages of the home financing process.

New mobile app

Guidance Residential's new mobile app provides a faster, more transparent and convenient home financing experience to consumers.

NEW STATES & EXPANSION

Operations expand to Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, and West Virginia.

2017
15 year anniversary

Operational in over 30 States, 174 employees, 19,000 families served.

EXCEEDS $4.9 BILLION IN FUNDING

Guidance reaches more than $4.9 billion in total Shariah-compliant home financing.

CORPORATE GROWTH

New office openings in Plano, Texas and Sterling, Virginia.

NEW STATES & EXPANSION

Operations expand to Rhode Island, Alabama, Arkansas, Washington, D.C. and Colorado.

2016
NEW STATES

Operations expand to Kentucky and Delaware.

INCREASED FUNDING

Guidance reaches more than $4 billion in total Shariah-compliant home financing.

2015
AMJA ENDORSEMENT

The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) endorses Guidance Residential and its Declining Balance Co-ownership Program as a "permissible" path to homeownership for Muslim Americans.

GROWTH & INCREASED FUNDING

Guidance Residential operates across 23 states, reaches nearly $3.5 billion in total home financing.

2013
GUIDANCE BECOMES THE NATION'S LEADER

Guidance Residential becomes the nation's leading provider of Islamic home financing. It is now the only company with an independent Shariah Supervisory Board made up of world-renowned scholars who also serve on the board for the Accounting & Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI).

2012
10 year anniversary

Operational in 21 States, 89 employees, 1,683 contracts closed.

GUIDANCE IN THE COMMUNITY

Guidance becomes the largest corporate sponsor of Muslim American community initiatives, funding more than $1.5 million.

2009
HONORS & NOMINATIONS

Guidance Residential is nominated for the Islamic Business and Finance magazine's "Best Islamic Home Finance Provider" award.

MAINSTREAM NEWS RECOGNITION

Receives media recognition from major outlets like The Washington Post, CNN, The New York Times, PBS, Aljazeera, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Houston Chronicle, Associated Press and Detroit Free Press.

2007
PROOF THERE IS A NEED FOR ISLAMIC HOME FINANCING

Guidance Residential provides more than $1 billion in Islamic home financing.

2002
GUIDANCE BEGINS OPERATIONS

Guidance Residential begins operations in 3 states: Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

1999
GUIDANCE RESIDENTIAL IS CREATED

Guidance Residential embarks on a 3-year, multi-million dollar research & development project involving eighteen law firms and six of the world's leading Islamic finance scholars to provide an authentic home financing model compliant with both U.S. and Islamic legal systems.