Open & fair trade, care for the environment, fair contracts, money that doesn't devalue the moment it is issued, small government, charitable foundations, social security, open and free access to the marketplace. These are all worthy aims and causes that we should all support.
Let us not forget that alongside the mosque in Madina the Prophet, peace be upon him, built the marketplace. This is significant!
For Muslims what is in this course should be commonplace knowledge and practice, unfortunately it is not. For the non-Muslim this gives a glimpse of what Islam and Muslims really have to offer. but. There is already so much that has been borrowed from or influenced by Islam in terms of the marketplace and the charitable foundation and the principles of trade & law etc. However, now as society and the financial system spiral out of control it's time to bring forward a new understanding. Of course upon inspection we'll see it's really an old or traditional understanding. For there have always been wealthy Muslims in almost every community who pay their zakat, give sadaqa and establish awqaf. If Allah wills, this course will help you in both, becoming one of those people, but also being one who can encourage and facilitate that behaviour amongst others.
A usurious banking and financial system has impacted on, and thus corrupted, all our lives. The reversal can only begin with individuals, communities and groups embracing and embodying the principles of mu'amalat in all our social and financial transactions.
Through this introductory course we demonstrate how to do that in the age we live in, and also why it is so important that all who are able take on this challenge.
For over a decade Hajj Amal has been at the forefront of the movement to introduce the Islamic Gold Dinar (IGD) and Islamic Silver Dirham (ISD) into Muslim communities in the UK, and also the re-introduction of the general use of gold and silver as commonly accepted currency.
The drive to combat financial injustice also included working to establish free, fair and open physical market spaces open to everyone in society without charge. An initiative that would go some way to combat many societal ills including unemployment, poverty, social isolation and hindrances to enterprise as well as being a means for regenerating communities, creating & distributing wealth and promoting social cohesion.
He has designed and delivered the popular training programmes and brands, Seven Secrets of Successful Fundraising (with a book of the same name) and the Olympic Sprint Business Coaching Programme. His other books include Zakat - Raising a Fallen Pillar (with Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley), Call of the Twice Removed - The Role of the African/Caribbean Muslim in theRole of Europe, the Americas and Beyond as well as the stage play Diary of a 'Son of Africa'.