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Limiting Provision in Prayer

Limiting Provision in Prayer

Limiting Provision in Prayer

Author: ustadz Ammi Nur Baits

At times, triggered by hatred and dislike, we prayed to Allah so that He wont provide His blessing and provision for the object of our hatred. Moreover, not only a mere human being that fell victim to it, but a prophet as well.
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Don’t Single Out Your Sustenance

Don't Single Out Your Sustenance

Don’t Single Out Your Sustenance

Once, I was asked, “Since Allah the Exalted has ensured our sustenance, are we allowed to ask for plenty of money?”

Also, a preacher once delivered his sermon live on one of the TV stations, saying, “Allah has ensured the measure of our sustenance, whether we work hard or not, it certainly will come to us. What we’re not certain of is whether we’ll enter the Paradise or the Hell, thus, this is the urgent matter to strive for, so that we’ll be able to seize the Paradise.” Or so he said; although it doesn’t match his sermon word per word, but the important point from his saying were:
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Lessons From the Battle of Badr

Lessons From the Battle of Badr

One of the historical battles during the lifetime of Allah’s messenger was the battle of Badr. It happened on the month of Ramadan, two years after Allah’s messenger’s emigration to Medina. The first battle that was completely won by the muslims was the first blow to the disbeliever of Quraish. They didn’t expect the muslims, who were oppressed in Mecca, now turned the tide and showed off their power.

The battle of Badr had long finished. We could only read about it in the books about history of Islam. We do not engage in it physically, nor that we trudged together along with the Messenger’s troops at that time, since we are separated by centuries. However, there are many lessons and morals that we could draw from the history of the Messenger’s and his companions’ struggle. And that is why histories are told to the next generation, so that they could take worthy lessons from the history of their own religion. Hence, history is not just a tale to be conveyed as bed time story.
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Employee and Wage: From Islamic Perspective (part 3 – finished)

Employee and Wage

Author: Prof. Muhammad
(Chairman of Sekolah Tinggi Ekonomi Islam (STEI)Yogyakarta)

Minimum Standard of Wage >_ Nishob of Zakat

In practical level, although the minimum wage has been measured thoroughly by taking into measure components of food, clothes, and housing as stated in a letter issued by Minister of Employment and Transmigration No. 889 HK. 01.32.2002, it is still short to cover the basic needs of employee, particularly in developing countries. The provincial minimum wage (Upah Minimum Provinsi or UMP) of DKI Jakarta in year 2000 was IDR 972.604,00 monthly (or equal to 71 euro), increase by 8% from the 2007 UMP of IDR 900.560,00. Compare it to the employee’s wage in Europe in 2004; In belgium, 1.210 euro, France 1.280 euro, and Netherlands 1.264 euro. The minimum wage in these three countries in 2004 was 17 times higher than the minimum wage of employee in Jakarta in 2008.
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Cheap Market

Cheap Market

Cheap Market

We may have heard about this, moreover at the time prices of the basic needs at the market skyrocketed. The government may try to help its people by opening a cheap market.

Upon hearing the term “cheap market”, we’ll certainly think of a market that sells thing with a very low price – below the normal market price.

Or, we’ll imagine of a market that looks “cheap”, since goods sold in it are cheap, low-quality ones. Thus it is just normal that such market only attracts poor people, who are used to starved.

Very rarely the elite ones glance toward a cheap market; those who are ultra-rich, who shop using their credit card.
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