JAKARTA, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's Vice President Jusuf Kalla said
that Islamic economic system could tackle the global economy crisis because it
was based on real transaction and could create prosperity and economic justice,
the private news portal Bisnis.com reported on Monday.
"Islamic world should adopt its own economic system to reduce economic gap
amidst 'non-real transactions' in the global trade," he said in the opening
speech at a seminar titled "the Islamic World and the Future of World
According to Kalla, Islam population, accounting for 25 percent of total
world's population, will not suffer if Islamic values in its economic system was
Kalla urged all Muslim countries to adopt Islamic economic system to change
the non-real economic paradigm.
"This is our chance to change the world because this (Islamic economy) is
from Allah. We could make the world better," he said.
Kalla also urged the Islam world to be united to tackle social problem like
poverty. He said that currently, 70 percent of Islam people in developing
countries live close to poverty whereas others were very rich thanks to
skyrocketing oil price.
In the last few months, oil price has been steadily above 50 U.S. dollars
per barrel, making the oil-producing countries, especially Muslim-dominated
countries in the Persian Gulf, richer.
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