Muslim Consumer/المستهلك المسلم
An individual is a reaction of his/her societal and cultural upbringing. Unfortunately, today Muslim conscience/behavior is defined by western marketing strategies and western political and cultural dominance. This affects Muslim consumer behavior. In the perspective of behavioral economics Muslims must define their own needs and desires to create their own solutions and fulfillment thereby creating their own GDP and market locally and through international trade. This is however impeded by many things one of which is unjust patenting system which always keeps a gap between developed and developing nations. Muslims have shared inventions and knowledge throughout the Islamic golden age with all societies and nations. Muslim has potential to change global economy though their Islam defined world view. An example will be the Halal industry. Another example will be the Hijab and it’s effect on sexual objectification industry. Hijab adaptation and enforcement behavior will affect porn industry, prostitution and brothels, entertainment and cosmetic markets. The mentioned markets and industries are defined by how people in a society are affected by non-Hijab women in perceptions and actions. However, today Muslims are dependent on western world view and are driven by this secular impulse.