In the Name
of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Economics of Muslim Family
Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Muslim Ummah is facing a
Turbulence of Economic Downtime at present time along with other
nations, since they failed to follow the Dos and Don’ts from the
True Book of Guidance (Al_Quraan). As we have seen, many Muslims
believe that by verbal believing they will be saved, BUT that type of
believes never worked before, nor working at present time and will
never work in future, since Islaam is a practical religion.
Never Destroys any Good Nation (Ref: Al_Quraan_011.116-117).
It is time now to open
our eyes and
correct ourselves in the light of the Quraan, the Book of Guidance
(Ref: Al_Quraan_002:002), which is really free from any contradiction
and error (Al_Quraan_004:082) at present time. We must organize
ourselves to face all the modern challenges for which educations is the
If your home economics
then you can help Islaam much better way and Allah will give you great
rewards for helping to establish Allah’s Deen. Always Remember,
How Much is Too Much, and Avoid Loans. Learn from the Quraan on How to
Fix Global Economics in an organized way.
Educate Muslim Ummah from the depth of your heart to please Allah:
First step to face all
and improve Ummah’s economy is to educate yourself (men and
women) as well your kids (boys and girls). In addition to reading the
Quraan with understanding, study other professional studies. You may
not do this alone. It is a Great Peaceful Jihaad and women also need to
come forward, as they did at the time of Rasool Allah
If a Female is well
educated, she can
take care her kids in a better way, and help them do their homework and
if she knows driving as well, she can pickup and drop-off her kids.
Females are after all Human beings and they may get sick, so some of
them must be Good Doctors and Nurses. To teach Female Doctors and
Nurses, some Females must be Good Teachers as well. In Brief you cannot
have a well decent and educated society without educated Females. If
Females are left behind then it will lead the society poor and
backwards, what is happening in most parts of the Muslim World. If
Women are left uneducated the whole race of Muslims may be left
uneducated. Wherever Allah mentioned about education, it also includes
Female’s education as well. Female is the principal part in a
family’s success. To ask Allah for education, “RABBE
– ZIDNEE – ILMAA” is for Female as well. At least, if
Females are well educated enough, they can do good Dawah, while men are
busy in their work.
Aisha bint Abu Bakr as
(Radi-Allahu-Anha) was one of the greatest transmitters of Sunnah. She
was a recognized expert in a number of fields. According to present
time, we can say, she was holding several Ph.D. Degrees in many
Route Cause of Bad Economy among Muslim Families:
Marriage is neither a
joke nor a
play; instead it is only for the love of Allah and Sunnah of Rasool
Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him). In our sweet home we may have been living
along with parent, kids and spouse and may have other relatives as
well. Islaam teaches LOVE with our parents, spouse kids and other
relatives. We need to learn how to live all happily and united. Let us
take an example of Husband and wife living with their kids and parents.
We all have some needs.
Need to educate our
kids, so we must send them school, timing could be 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM,
which needs daily preparation for the school.
Treat with the
parents in a grateful manner, BUT if parents are very old then we
cannot say even a single word of contempt. So who will look after
parent while husband is at work?
Need many other things for the spouse as well as for myself too.
For all of these requirements we need money, for which we need to go
and work sincerely.
If all of these
requirements are to
be done during the day, then how can a Husband go to work, look after
parent and kids and do housekeeping as well and all at one time, like
multitasking. E.g. 9:00 AM must be at the office, 9:00 AM must be at
the school to drop the kids, 9:00 AM must be with the parents for the
company and also 9:00 AM doing the entire house keeping. It simply
means killing the Husband. If wife is intelligent enough then she can
share all other tasks during the day time, while husband can
concentrate on the work. Husband cannot concentrate on work if his mind
is taken away. He will be like living in a torture cell in his own
For working women,
husband MUST need
to share the load from his wife. If they can afford they must go for
alternate help, like child day care or other support, of course those
will not be free and have to pay the price for each services required.
Remember, Women are allowed to work, (Ref: Al_Quraan_004.032). Rasool
Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) was Fostered by respected Bibi Halima
(Radi-Allahu-Anha), which was a sign of Modern Child Day Care.
Masjid al-Nabawi in
al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia was a Role Model for all local Masjids,
since Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) used this as a Role Model to
perform many duties including following:
Muslim Ummah which includes, children, adults (men and women).
Trainings were superb in all disciplines including defense and proved
that it was the best up-to-date institution in the whole world at the
time of Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him).
Established the best Judicial System in the whole world at
the time of Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him).
Established the best Community Centre to help the community.
Challenges are a lot
from around the
globe. Now it is time for all of us to open our eyes and return back
and reflect on the message of Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him). Our
Masjid must be fully equipped with the help of modern technologies to
perform all activities which is according to the Quraan and Authentic
Convert all old Masjids
modern technologies wherever possible and which are in accordance to
the Quraan and Authentic Hadeeth. Also, make sure to have separate
special arrangements for women.
If building new Masjids,
ensure that it is taking true guidance from Rasool Allah
(Peace-Be-Upon-Him) and applying all the modern technologies wherever
possible and which are in accordance to the Quraan and Authentic
Hadeeth. Also, make sure to have separate special arrangements for
are few guidelines for a Model Masjid where ever possible:
Must have a Prayer Hall for regular five times of prayers for
men and women.
Must have Modern Islaamic Library for children and adults
(men and women).
Must have an
institution (e.g. School, College and University) to train our kids and
adults (men and women) to face all the modern challenges, which are
according to Quraan and Authentic Sunnah.
convertible hall, to be used during Friday Prayers, Eid Prayers, Gym
for exercises/marshals-arts, Islaamic Marriage Ceremony and Multi-Faith
/ Multi-Sect Friendly Dialogues etc.
Must have Funeral Home.
from other communities in Canada:
It is my personnel
in Canada, Chinese communities are doing very well. Husbands and wives
both work extremely hard and their Grand Parents are helping their
kids. Also Indian communities are performing very well, since both
husbands and wives both work together.
Care Centers, a Great Example:
It is also my personnel
that in Canada, Child Care Centers are helping for those who
don’t have Grand Parents to look after their kids or their Grand
Parents are too old. We need to train our sisters who want to run Child
Day Care Center, take lessons from respected Bibi Halima
House Centers, a Great Example:
It is also my personnel
that in Canada, Old House Centers are helping those seniors who
don’t have proper arrangements to look after by their kids at
home, since at very old age they need full time medical assistance,
which may not be possible at home.
If possible, Group of
needs to have good networking among them in their neighbor hoods to
help each other along with helping their Grand Kids and save bourdon on
United States of Islaam. This will be a Great Peaceful Jihaad.
We need to note down all
or small and on case by case method to analyze it in detail and first
start with all those issues which are creating great turbulence in
Muslim Ummah Economy, keeping in mind how much is too much.
Two of major issues
around the globe
which are disturbing, are interest based system, alcohol, drugs,
gambling and supply and demand system, on which special deep study is
needed (Ref: Al_Quraan_002.278-279, 002.219).
Avoid loans and avoid
waste as much as possible to help develop United States of Islaam (Ref:
We also need help as
much as we can
to build the United States of Islaam for the better future of our kids,
only then we can hope that our kids will have the fruits of it and will
pray for us. Educate yourself and keep your knowledge up to date
according to time, as much as possible without wasting a minute. If you
have good knowledge then teach others or share with others for free if
possible (Ref: Al_Quraan_096.001-005).
of United States of Islaam:
True Islaamic Government
ready to abandon any laws which might hurt economy of general public,
in such a way which helps to move forward by forgiving and forgetting
the past BUT taking lessons from the past. They must help their
citizens to have up to date education with internationally recognized
good high standards for free, which must have good parent-teacher
relation through homework along with regular meetings after each
semesters to discuss the progress. It must follow the basic rule to TAX
the GREEDY not the NEEDY.
Repeatedly Relying on
Corrupted Person will NOT Change the Fortune of a Nation. Do not think
to try to re-appoint those who were failed to protect the corruptions
in the land.
Organizing Skills and Introduction to Global Economic Solution:
Be a Role Model for your
Child as well as to the society. And make Duaa.
O my Lord! Increase me
in knowledge. (Ref: Al_Quraan_020.114) AMEEN.
O our Lord! Grant us in
our wives and
our children the joy of our eyes, and make us guides to those who guard
(against evil). (Al_Quraan_025.074) AMEEN.
Al-Quraan, the Miracle of Miracles and free from contradictions and