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The Barometer of Islamic Society



By: Abdul-Baseer

In many countries, a yearly address is given to highlight the current status of society such as the State of the Union address delivered annually by the President of the USA.  These addresses tend to focus on economics as economics is the largest factor in voting and politics, as though money is not a measure of happiness in life, it correlates with political satisfaction.  Yet, as Muslims striving in the cause of Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala , we should have our own criterion to determine if our society is in a positive state or in a .  We should not depend on rulers or mass media which are not always honest or may be under coercive measures and far from independent, to avoid bias or false perceptions.

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Oxfam: 1% to own more than 50% of world’s wealth



By: VOA News

The richest 1 percent of people in the world will have a majority of the wealth on the planet next year, according to development nonprofit Oxfam.

The most-affluent’s share of global wealth climbed to 48 percent in 2014, compared with 44 percent in 2009, and will likely pass 50 percent in 2016.

The report was released Monday ahead of the annual World Economic Forum meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland.

Oxfam warned that the ‘”explosion in inequality”‘ is holding back the fight against global poverty at a time when one in nine people do not have enough to eat and more than a billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day.

The report said the 80 wealthiest people in the world own $1.9 trillion, nearly the same amount shared by the 3.5 billion people at the bottom half of the world’s income scale.

The international agency’s executive director Winnie Byanyima, who will co-chair the Davos event, plans to use her position at the meeting to call for urgent action to stem this rising tide of inequality.

In order to curb extreme inequality, Oxfam is calling upon states to tackle tax evasion, improve public services, tax capital rather than labor, and introduce living minimum wages, among other measures.

Muslim Hijab Linked To Less Negative Body Image Among Women



Though to Western women, Muslim women in the Mid-East and Asia seem oppressed because they have no choice in wearing a hijab, the Islamic head- and body-cover common in Muslim culture, studies have shown that Muslim women have a more positive body image.

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When we take very drastic measures to solve a problem we could be creating a much bigger problem.

gb copy When we take very drastic measures to solve a problem we could be creating a much bigger problem.
es copy Cuando tomamos medidas muy drásticas para resolver un problema que podríamos estar creando un problema mucho mayor.
nl copy Als we heel drastische maatregelen om een probleem op te lossen kunnen we het creëren van een veel groter probleem.
fr copy Lorsque nous prenons des mesures très draconiennes pour résoudre un problème que nous pourrions être en train de créer un problème beaucoup plus important.
de copy Wenn wir sehr drastische Maßnahmen, um ein Problem zu lösen konnten wir die Schaffung eines viel größeren Problems.
CN67867 當我們採取非常嚴厲的措施來解決一個問題,我們可以創建一個更大的問題。
Sweden När vi tar mycket drastiska åtgärder för att lösa ett problem som vi kan skapa ett mycket större problem.
rus7897 Когда мы берем очень решительные меры, чтобы решить проблему, мы могли создавать гораздо больше проблем.
4523turkey Biz sorunu çözmek için çok ciddi önlemler almak zaman biz çok daha büyük bir sorun yaratıyor olabilir.
images Quando prendiamo misure molto drastiche per risolvere un problema potremmo creando un problema molto più grande.
indonesiaID Ketika kita mengambil langkah-langkah yang sangat drastis untuk memecahkan masalah kita bisa menciptakan masalah yang lebih besar.