Thursday, September 20, 2007

Call To Follow Muslim Way Of Business

by Hadthiah PD Hazair from The Brunei Times

Speaking to The Brunei Times, an officer at the Sultan Sharif Ali Mosque in Kampung Sengkurong urged business owners not to neglect the compulsory daily prayers ... Business operators should not be afraid to lose 10 minutes of their time to be close to Allah, the officer said. Shop owners as well as market vendors in Brunei should perhaps follow business norms in Saudi Arabia where shops close for less than an hour to give both business owners and employees alike to perform the obligatory solat ... The charging of interest is central to businesses in Western nations, but this is forbidden under Syariah law. Business owners must refrain from charging interest especially when managing instalment purchases, the officer said. Islam considers its ummah who conduct business in accordance to the sanctity of its regulations as jihads.

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