Today is Good Friday, a major Christian holiday. Many people in the Christian world take the day off. But why not make every Friday a holiday, just like Saturday (the Jewish Sabbath) and Sunday (the Christian “Lord’s Day”)? After all, Muslims have congregational prayers on Friday, and in many Muslim countries people take the day off, or at least the afternoon off, to make it easier for people to go to mosque.
This proposal would give Muslims equal treatment—and benefit non-Muslims too. Did you know that the work week slowly shrank from more than 70 hours in the 19th century to 40 hours in 1930? Since then, enormous increases in productivity should have shortened it to under 20 hours…or even under 10 hours. We should be spending most of our time doing creative things, things that make the world better, things we enjoy. But instead, the bosses have brainwashed us into shoving our noses even harder against the grindstone and handing almost all of the wealth generated by increased productivity to them and their corporate shareholders—the proverbial 1%. Let’s start the revolution by instituting a three-day Judeo-Christian-Islamic weekend!
First hour: Brother Malik joins Truth Jihad Radio to discuss Islam and economics. Brother Malik “has been an Islamic political activist for over 15 years. He is a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a group that works to establish Khilafah in the Muslim lands based on the intellectual and political method of RasulAllah (saw). Professionally, he is a Chartered Professional Accountant specializing in audit, tech and innovation. In Hamilton, he is involved with outreach efforts to answer questions that people have about Islam. Malik has also given numerous talks on Islam and Economics, including ‘The Legal Status of Stocks in Islam’, ‘Islam and World Poverty’, and he actively promotes the Islamic Alternative to Capitalism to both Muslims and non-Muslims. You can find his writings on the Islamic economic system at Freshonomics.org.”
Second hour: Ron Rattner of SillySutras.com returns to break the news that the Washington Post has dared to publish a decent article on the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination. We discuss the mystical significance of Passover and Easter—which are happening this Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Ron offers a radically different interpretation of these holidays than the one I outlined in my recent article Do Judeo-Christian springtime holidays celebrate HUMAN SACRIFICE?
Ron Rattner writes: