There is a kind of preconceived notion that anyone who discusses economic issues, globalization, workers’ rights, multinational corporations, and so on, must be a Leftist, must be a liberal, must be a Communist etc.
Obviously this is a mistake.
Today anyone who cares about the Islamic Movement absolutely MUST engage these issues. This is not a theoretical critique of any economic philosophy; this has simply to do with the reality of power and control in the world today.
We are not concerned about economics because we are concerned about our material lifestyle and Dunya. This should be clear.
We are concerned about economic issues because we are concerned about self-determination, about sovereignty, about being able to preserve and practice our Deen without having to compromise or appease anyone who holds our resources in their hands.
We are concerned about economic issues because we are concerned about the dignity and security and survival of the Muslims.
We are concerned about economic issues because we see the Kuffar taking control of every vital area of our daily lives, from our education to healthcare, from our transportation systems to electricity, and even to our access to food and water.
We are concerned about economic issues because by economics our enemies are taking our land, our crops, our water, our energy, our factories, our schools, our hospitals, our jobs, our young people as their ghanimah, while we are watching.