Mientras generalmente somos conscientes que vivimos en una época “moderna”, a diferencia de época “medieval” o “antigua,” con mejor tecnología y diferentes normas sociales, sin embargo, nos quedamos ajenas y desconocidos a los aspectos más grandes, totalizadores, y omnipresentes de nuestro mundo. Continue reading La muerte de la comunidad y el auge del individualismo
From its genesis, capitalism has had near universal acceptance as being inextricably linked with all economic activity: good or bad. This impulsive position continues unabated, despite the tumult of the past few years. Even its detractors have found themselves wanting when trying to expunge the term from their collective psyche; As the fervent critic Ha Joon Chang says “capitalism is the worst economic system except for all the other forms.”  Continue reading Pervasive Capitalism and its Mutations – Does Iqtesaad Offer an Alternative?
Why did a seemingly ungainly retail video games shop cause such a tumult in the haughty egotistical world of Big Finance? . . . As the saga unfolded . . . more searching questions were raised about the volatile and often vacuous nature of the stock market in a capitalist system. The global capitalist financial structure often gets a free pass, as the alternatives . . . are simply ignored as being too coarse and impracticable. Continue reading The GameStop Short Squeeze: An Islamic Perspective
A crisis is a turning point wherein an organism undergoes one of two changes; recovery or death. Put differently, it is the question of whether or not the organism’s internal capacities are strong enough to enable recovery without aid of an external mechanism. Continue reading Pandemic Politics: Neoliberalism and its Faces of Death
Monty Python is hardly the place for great philosophical epiphanies, but sometimes inspiration can be found in the strangest of places. Continue reading Fitrah in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism
At the heart of how much of the Muslim-majority world regulates its financial and banking laws, Islamic contract and commercial law extends globally. Continue reading Legal Pluralism Within International Commercial Law
One of the biggest challenges for corporate America today is diversity: racial, religious, ethnic, sexual, etc. Continue reading Faithless Fasting: Ramadan in the Modern Political Economy
Los musulmanes se han acostumbrado a vivir en perpetuo estado de defensa como precio por su existencia, desplegando fácilmente explicaciones para sus prácticas religiosas y culturales. Continue reading Ramadán como antídoto al consumismo materialista
Why has modernity catalyzed so many changes and why are they so pervasive? To answer this, we must first define modernity and then analyze its effects. Continue reading Traversing Tradition: Exploring the Foundations
La multitude de courants politique de l’ère moderne révèle une profonde incertitude ontologique dont on nous a promis qu’elle n’allait jamais se produire. Continue reading Envisager la politique au delà de la gauche et la droite.