Tag: CONSUMERISM

Watch out for “Brand Ramadan”

Zimarina Sarwar argues in a culture where nothing is immune from being turned into a commodity, we need to be vocal and firm to preserve the sacred essence of Ramadan.

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A Love Letter to Islamic Children’s Books

"These characters and lands and stories have contributed to my children’s understanding of Islam and how it fits into the world they occupy."

Recapturing Ramadān from Capitalism

The economic boom caused by Ramadan in the UK is described as third after Christmas and Easter. Laura Stuart asks if Muslims are using this power effectively...

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A Destructive Education

The burgeoning Muslim middle classes are walking into an epidemic, writes educationalist Usman Qureshi.

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The Cure to Black Friday

Today begins the sacred festival of one of the world’s fastest and most aggressively spreading new religions.

Fasting: a Revolt Against the Modern Condition

In 1960 Tunisia's secularist president Bourguiba asked the esteemed scholar Ibn ʿĀshūr to issue a fatwa to abandon fasting for its impact on the economy. Ibn ʿĀshūr went on public radio and responded…