Some definitions first: Hijab: Hijab is the women’s clothing that covers every part of her body except the face and hands (the palm till the wrist area). The body parts that are enjoined to be covered, are collectively called the ‘aurah. Most Islamic schools regard the hijab as fulfilling this need, while some go further by requiring the covering of the face as well. Abaya: Abaya is the … [Read more...]
MCO 3.0: What we can learn from the Tiger Balm Garden?
In the early 1980’s, as a teenager I visited the Tiger Balm Garden in Singapore. It had small clay-art displays of “graphic” tortures that depicted punishment for those who committed injustices, sin and moral corruption. One of the depictions was where tyrannical government tax collectors forcefully take away a poor farmer’s only possession, a pig, despite his apparent pleas. Later, as a person … [Read more...]
4th May 2020, The Jubilee Day
On Monday 4th May 2020 the MCO will be gradually lifted allowing people to go to work. This is great news because we need to produce goods and services for life to continue. Malaysia responded with a Movement Control Order effective from 18 March 2020 in order to contain the spread of the Covid19 pandemic. We started to test people entering the country, contact tracing from people who … [Read more...]
What Covid-19 Pandemic Means to Me
As one scholar put it, never since Adam (peace be upon him) set foot on Earth, a lockdown at this scale has been imposed on entire mankind; forced to stay indoors at home, simultaneously. This is the first time mankind is experiencing anything like this. We are indeed living in a very unique time in the history of our existence. This pandemic of Covid-19 gives me mixed feelings. It … [Read more...]
Financing Sudden “Unexpected” Public Expenditures, as in Covid-19 Crisis
In this is short illustration on the economic effects of different modes of financing unexpected public expenditures. We shall see five scenarios: 1. The economy with real money as in the time of Prophet (saw) 2. The economy with fiat money as in the current world. In this scenario we shall consider four different modesa. Sadaqah/Wakafb. Lending/Borrowingc. Quantitative Easingd. Netting … [Read more...]
Are We Taking the Right Measures to Fight the COVID-19 Outbreak?
This article looks at the Covid-19 problem purely from a statistical-economic perspective. However, the views of the medical, immunology and epidemiology experts are more vital here. I watched a video in one of my WhatsApp groups where some children were playing in a playground and a police car came forth and made an announcement asking everyone to vacate the playground and return … [Read more...]
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