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ON MAKASIB (EFFORTS)

In Islam, the efforts to get Rizk (Providence and livelihood) is called “makasib”(  مَكَاسِبٌ ). It is something that is at times obligatory (Fard), sometimes permissible and encouraged, but may also be discouraged (makruh), and in certain cases, must be avoided (Haram). All of these could be understood clearly depending on conditions and situations of…

ON HARI RAYA CELEBRATIONS

First, I would like to wish all Muslim readers, belated Eidul Fitri AL Mubarak, كل عام و انتم بخير (kullu aam wa antum bi khair; Wishing you blessed year ahead with all the goodness from Allah). I would like to comment here about the Raya celebration in Malaysia, which in my view is quite “endemic”. I…

ON SOUL, MIND & BODY

I had written about the subject sometimes back, and here is a revisit and revision of the previous article. Our existence is on THREE LEVELS: 1) Jismaniah (matter or physical forms – BODY); 2) ‘Aqliyyah (the intellect and all that relates to it  – MIND); and 3) Ruhiyyah (the metaphysical part of our self –…

HUMAN ECONOMICS – EUROEXIT

I have not touch about my traditional subject, which is economics. Of interest is the subject of BREXIT, and then now NEXIT, and maybe later on EUROEXIT; we wouldn’t know for sure how these “exits” going to turn into. Before going deeper into all sorts of “politicking reasoning” of British, Netherlands or others – I…