Muslim Contribution to World Economy in Ramadhan Alone
Hasan Yahya, Former Professor of Comparative Sociology.
The roughly estimated American Muslims population (say: 6 to 10 million) may collect in Ramadhan alone the amount of : 60 million US Dollars, as a contribution of every Muslim soul for “Futrah” as legal duty before the end of Ramadhan Month. This amount is computed as: 6,000,000 by $10.00 = 60 million US$. Imagine Muslin worldwide, estimated of 1.8 billion, how much they contribute in this blessing Month alone?
Ramadhan the fasting month for Muslims in the lunar system, brings revenues estimated to be $1.8 billion. There is something called “Fotrah” an amount equal to $10.00 by each living Muslim soul on earth paid for the needy and the poor in the Muslim world. The amount should be paid by parents to cover every living soul even born before the end of Ramadhan.
This is in simple computation: Multiply 1.8 billion Muslim population worldwide by $10.00 equals. US$18 billion adding up to word economy. This is true, here is why?
If this is well organized to go to one place such as the IRS in America and Europe, it will satisfy the needs of the Muslim poor for a year. And no need for Christian Commissions and refugee agencies in the Muslim world.
This computation, however, did not include paying the amounts of Zakah paid by the wealthy people in the Muslim faith.
Just Think-Tank about this. In Egypt alone if we say there is ONLY 65 million, they gather the amount multiplied by $10.00, the total will be the result of multiplying 65,000,000 X 10 = $650,000,000. I hope the Muslim Brothers in Egypt and other states like Tunisia and Libya try to organize this in a Bayt al Mal form, to contribute in Ihsan projects all over their nations.
Indonesia for example, may collect Only in Ramadhan (from Futrah) about 2 billion plus U.S Dollars. Pakistan and Bangladesh may collect the same amount. And so on. But Muslims have NO organization yet, capable to execute that project. That’s why I believe, Muslims have to change their ways to contribute effectively in World Economy. www.dryahyatv.com