Hamza Yusuf :
‘In Damascus, everyone knows where the marketplace for clothing is. There are dozens of stores strung together selling virtually the same material and fashions. Not only are the stores together, but when the time for prayer comes, the merchants pray together. They often attend the same study circles, have the same shaykhs, and are best friends. It used to be that when one person sold enough for the day, he would shut down and go home and allow others to get what they need.
This is not make-believe or part of a utopian world. It happened.’
From my friend who teach me about life, Ismail Marzuki