This time last year four pints of Tesco Whole Milk cost £1.09; today the price has risen to £1.15, representing a 5.5% price increase for one of our daily essentials. Tesco Fusilli Pasta likewise cost £1 and is now £1.30 – a 30% increase year-on-year. Heinz Baked Beans and Kingsmill 50/50 bread cost 80p but now sell at £1 each – a price increase of 17.65% for both products. This is just the tip of the iceberg, and these sentiments are mirrored in other daily staples as the UK grapples with the highest inflation rates in the last 30 years.
The Bank of England has been tasked by the government to maintain an inflation rate of 2%, allowing businesses to plan their pricing and consumers to plan their spending. The inflation rate has not met this target since May 2021 for a variety of reasons, causing a knock-on effect on all segments of society that affects the most vulnerable of families the hardest. What are the reasons behind this increase in inflation? What are its latest causes? And what can we do about it? Let’s explore each question and their related topics, as well as possible solutions from an Islamic perspective below.
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Assalamualaikum. Please read this, especially if you are raising your daughters in the West or are inclined to the values blasted into your homes via your sattelitte channels.
I didn’t write it. It was written by a highly qualified and educated Muslim sister, Umm Khalid, who studied and graduated from one of the most prestigious University institutions internationally. She currently resides in the USA.
I am putting this piece out there for us to read and decide..
Dr. Sajid Umar
By Umm Khalid:
Women have been lied to. Continuously, for a long time. By a lot of people working together for their own interests to deceive women and take advantage of them.
No, I’m not talking about the patriarchy or Muslim men.
I’m talking about certain nihilist western atheistic elites who have engineered certain social norms and programmed people to operate in a very particular way, for their own agenda and at the expense of women.
This lie was broadcast everywhere: all over the media, in Hollywood, on TV shows and movies, in books and novels, in popular magazines, in song lyrics, in the hallowed halls of Ivy League academia. It was a concerted, targeted marketing campaign.
What was the lie that was told to women en mass since the 1960s and up until today?
Women were told: “You can have it all.”
You, the average woman, can be everything and have everything all at once. Listen to us and your life will work out.
One of the most popular TV shows on American television was a six-season hit show called Sex and the City, and its basic premise is that the modern woman can have it all. She can be forever young, sexy, independent, fun-loving, and successful all on her own. She can live a fun, fulfilling life in the big city working a full-time job and going out with her friends and having casual sex with random men. There’s no need for a woman to burden herself with the heavy weight of marriage, a husband, or motherhood just yet. All that can wait.Continue Reading…
The famous Maaliki Andalusian 6th Century Scholar- Abu Muhammed ash-Shaatibi interestingly describes all the way back then the pitfalls of some of the scholars of his time, and from them, their use of any fatwa (Legal Edict) available, either from their generation or previous generations, to help their congregations follow their desires, under the guise of the statement “The differences of opinion of the ummah is a Mercy”!
He geniously observes that their modus-operandi is to front their scholarship to their people via actual ‘taqleed’ (blind-following) of the Fatawaa (pl. Fatwa) of other scholars through picking and choosing Islamic Rulings from the range of scholarly views out there which they intellectually find soothing and appropriate to their time and place, without they themselves having any Usool (legal theory/jurisprudence methodology) to build a fiqh ruling as per its epistemic tools and processes upon.
Honestly, it is as if the Imam is living and observing, and commenting in real-time today! Could he be describing those who take an Western Academic approach, as opposed to a scholarly approach when studying the religion?
For further reading, please refer to the Arabic treatise: al-I’itisaam, 2/537, 542).