Surabaya, 2 Rabiul Awwal/13 January 2013 (MINA) – A Malaysian Islamic Economic Practitioner, Dr. Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid said that IMF just pretends to implement Islamic economic system.
Actually what they do is keeping the capitalist system that aims to dredge as much as possible the wealth from poor countries which are mostly Muslim countries, including Indonesia and Malaysia, Dr. Halim told Mi’raj News Agency (MINA) reporter in an interview while taking part in the event of Tablig Akbar Palestinian Solidarity in Surabaya Sunday (13/1)
Here is the complete interview:
HOW IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHARIA ECONOMIC SYSTEM NOWADAYS?
Right now the Muslim world communities are aware of sharia economic system. They began to realize that the capitalist system is actually harming themselves. In many countries, especially in Asia, they began implementing sharia economic system in their banks.
In Indonesia and Malaysia, the conventional banks also provide sharia financial services. This shows that Islamic economic system will increasingly be developing in coming years.
WHAT PROBLEMS DO MUSLIMS FACE IN IMPLEMENTING SHARIA ECONOMIC SYSTEM?
As long as they still follow American economic system, they will not be able to get out of poverty. The leaders should have courage and wisdom to implement sharia economic system.
To be a dignified nation, the decision makers have to take the attitude to abandon the capitalist economic system and change with Islamic economic system.
However, if they are still afraid of America, IMF or World Bank and afraid to leave their paper money, The capitalists will surely take their wealth without their knowing
AN OUTLOOK STATED THAT CAPITALIST ECONOMIC SYSTEM WILL RUIN IN A FEW YEARS. CAN YOU EXPLAIN IT?
It will happen if the international community, especially the Muslim community leave capitalist economic system and implement sharia economic system.
We can see now that United States of America has the debts of more than 15 trillion dollars. It means dollars is being abandoned by the international community as they begin to move on to the sharia economic system.
HOW CAN THE ISLAMIC ECONOMIC SYSTEM STRENGTHEN SOCIETY WELFARE?
If Muslim societies deal with dinars and dirhams, they pay zakat with dinar, hajj with dinar and all forms of transactions use dinar then they will be strong economically.
Their wealth can not be taken by capitalists because the value of their currecy will not decrease even in a long period of time. I’m sure when people apply it they will get the welfare because of fair financial system and nobody would be disadvantaged.
LATEST NEWS SAID IMF AND WORLD BANK APPLY THE ISLAMIC ECONOMIC SYSTEM, CAN YOU EXPLAIN IT?
Actually, they just apply the scheme. What they done is to deceive international community. Basiccally they still apply the capitalist system which definitely profitable to them. They always want to drain the wealth of poor countries by their new economic system. (T/R-025/R-006)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)