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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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The Goal of Life

The Goal of Life

The Goal of Life

Author: Abdullah (Student of Ma’had Ali Al-Imam Asy-Syafii Jember)

All praises be to Allah. Peace and prayer of Allah be upon His messenger, his family, and people who follow him.

Dear readers, may Allah the Exalted always guide us and bestow upon us His light so that we’ll be able to obey Him.

Verily, our worldly life is something temporary, far from eternity. Allah the Glorified and Exalted decreed, which can be translated as, “Every being shall taste death, then it is to Us that you shall be sent back.” (chapter. Al-Ankabut/The spider: 57) and “To Him is your return. This is Allah’s promise that will certainly come true.” (chapter Yunus: 4).
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A Mabrur (Decent) Trade

A Mabrur (Decent) Trade

A Mabrur (Decent) Trade

عَنْ رِفَاعَةَ بْنِ رَافِعٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ { أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سُئِلَ : أَيُّ الْكَسْبِ أَطْيَبُ ؟ قَالَ : عَمَلُ الرَّجُلِ بِيَدِهِ ، وَكُلُّ بَيْعٍ مَبْرُورٍ } رَوَاهُ الْبَزَّارُ وَصَحَّحَهُ الْحَاكِمُ

From Rifa’ah Ibn Rafi’, (he said that) the Prophet was asked about the best job, and his replied was, “A job that is done by one’s own hand, and every decent trade.” (Narrated by Bazzar no. 3731 and classified as valid hadith by al Hakim. Refer to “Bulughul Marom no. 784).

Many people assumed that the term of “mabrur” was only related to pilgrimage affair, whereas the Prophet also used it to depict a characteristic of a trade. “Mabrur” means something that contains plenty of goodnesses. Regarding the trade that contains plenty of goodnesses, or mabrur, another hadith had came to explain it further, “If the seller and the buyer were honest and they explained the real condition as it was, then the transaction between them would be blessed.” (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim).
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Work, you idler!

Work, you idler!

Work, you idler!

Author: Said Yai Ardiansyah, Lc., M.A.[1]

It is a pitiful that our country has too many unemployment in it. The students who studied at various level of education, at the time of their graduation, instead of adding the number of worker or businessman, they added the number of unemployment. In fact, The excellence of a school or college doesn’t guarantee that the students who graduated from it could instantly work, have a good skill, or able to create business opportunities.

Many of the educational institutions actually taught its students to be laborer or employee, thus, we could see that after their graduation, some of they were tangled in the world of unemployment if they weren’t able to find a job.
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