Sunday, June 21, 2015

What every Muslim in colonised countries must know

Assalamu 'Alaikum,

A lot of angst has been thrown at a Mufti in Malaysia for saying what is only right about the dressings of a certain victorious Muslimat gymnast in the recent Sea Games. I do not wish to say much except to make the point that a wrong is a wrong in Islam. Hideous name callings at a respectable Mufti still does not make a wrong, right.

That is why it is so so important for all of us, Muslims in Malaysia, and Muslims all over the world who has lived in colonised countries, to read the writings of Professor Syed Naguib AlAttas on "Islam and Secularisation". 

Before we dismiss Prof Syed Naguib do take note that he began life in the Prasantren of Indonesia before being amongst the best Phds in today's academic world. He is one of the few world class academia, acknowledged by the world, that hails from this land. Learn and find out about the man and his thoughts before dismissing him, or we will forever remain unlearned.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Employers looking at cutting staff as GST starts to bite businesses

Assalamu Alaikum,

In the article below Bank Negara replies "but there has been growth." Yes 
there might have been growth in the same way huge increases in a country's wealth does not make the poverty stricken, millionaires. A 
quadrupling of the per capita income of a country does not change the 
rock bottom poor. In the same way growth does not translate into 
employment. Growth may even occur with a cut in employment.

It is about time the clever people running the economy dump the western model and start looking at the more humane economic model. The most important factor in an economy is not profits of organisation but jobs for its citizens. What is the joy of an 8% economic growth when we have half a million graduates unemployed and non graduates earning pittance at menial jobs. Is the problem with MAS the 20,000 humans about to be dumped?