Thought for the 21st Century

Assalamu Alaikum,
 
Some food for thought below from Farakh – as AIG got bailed out today by the US FED for $85 billion/£48 billion after the collapse yesterday of the US investment giant Leyman Brothers (If not this would have had repercussions around the world). It’s scary how much control the US has on the World economy and how fragile and chaotic the current situation is.  This was bound to happen after years years of exploitation by the banks. The time for paper money is coming to an end – this would never have happened if Gold was used as was the case in the past. Insha Allah that time will come again soon.
 

I just re-read an e-mail from Farakh around this time last year in which he talked about an interest free monitory system based on the Gold Dinar. He along with some other brothers used their own time and money to raise awareness about this system, Masha Allah.However, nobody seemed to show any interest at that time.   He mentioned that even some scholars didn’t take them seriously, knowing very well that “Allah and His Rasul is at war with those who practice Riba” [Quran].  See some interesting website links below :-

http://igdexchange.com/dinar.asp     –    A bit of history on Islamic Dinar and Dhiram

http://www.e-dinar.com/html/            –     Gold and silver are the most stable currency the world has ever seen. http://www.islamicmint.com/                          –    History of Dinar and Dhiram

http://e-gold.com/                            –    Internet payments 100% backed by Gold

Abu Bakr ibn Abi Maryam reported that he heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say: "A time is certainly coming over mankind in which there will be nothing [left] which will be of use save a dinar and a dirham."  (The Musnad of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal)

It was noted that Muslims in general are totally immersed in Riba (and interest) and only show concern with issues that benefit them materially.  

Farakh made the following conclusion "Ummah is only a concept, doesn’t exist in reality – there is not even a hint of unity.  Islam is being practices as a Madhaab (religion)  not a Deen (the divine system) and unless we  change our thinking and make positive CONTIRBUTIONS to society at large (irrespective of religion, colour, creed etc.) we will forever be singing the tunes of ‘unity’ , ‘ummah’ etc. etc. without having made a meaningful difference to the society as a whole.  We can look to the Muslims of Spain, Baghdad and their achievements and their contribution to the society.  European renaissance owes a lot the Muslim contribution in the middle ages.   Leadership is the key within the DEEN framework.


From: Farakh
Sent: 17 September 2008 10:45
Subject: Thought for the 21st Century

As the financial edifices are falling around the world, here is thought for the 21st Century.

 “You who believe! Have fear of Allah and forgo any remaining Riba (Usury)  if you are believers. If you do not know that it means war from Allah (s.w.t)  and His  Messenger.  But if you repent then you can have your capital, without wronging and without being wronged”. Quran (2:278-279)

 What is Riba?  Well, it is more than just interest on bank deposits. Think in what other wrongdoing Allah has declared war?  Not many!

 Alternative financial solutions can be brought about.  Muslims can take a lead in this, they really can.  It’s merely a question of Taqwa (fear of Allah) and belief (in his halal system)!!!  As for Taqwa, recall the words of one eminent Muslim scholar (11th century): You worship what you fear. So watch where you place your fears.”

 Assalamu Alykum Wa Rehmatullah.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s