Islam, economics, and society / Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi.

Naqvi, Syed Nawab Haider., author.
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013.
1 online resource (207 p.)
Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam
Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam ; Vol. 5

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Islam -- Economic aspects.
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The Islamic perception of the socio-economic process is dynamic and its insistence on social justice is uncompromising. To produce the best social structure, according to this view, man's economic endeavours should be motivated by a meaningful moral philosophy. In the face of the challenges presented by the modern world, the practice of Islamic economics raises many complex and profound issues. These are addressed in this highly important work, which must be considered essential reading for all those who live in the vision of the 'right'.

First published in 1994.

Cover; Islam, Economics, and Society; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction; Plan of Work; Part I: Foundational Issues; Chapter 2 The Nature and Significance of Islamic Economics; A Matter of Definition; Ethics and Economics; The Belief in the Divine Presence; Muslim Society versus the Islamic Society; On Assessing Islamic Economics; Does Islamic Economies Exist?; Summary; Chapter 3 The Ethical Foundations; An Outline of Islamic Ethics; The Ethical Axioms; Unity (Tawhid)
Equilibrium (Al Adl wal Ihsan)Free Will (Ikhtiy'ar); Responsibility (Fardh); Summary; Part II: A Model of Islamic Ethical Axioms; Chapter 4 The Framing of Axioms of Islamic Ethics; Religion as a Source of Ethical Axioms; The Characteristics of the System of Ethical Axioms; The 'Efficiency' of the Islamic Ethical Axiom System; Towards a Normative Islamic Economics; Summary; Chapter 5 The Rules of Economic Behaviour in an Islamic Economy; From Axioms to Rules of Economic Behaviour; Rational Behaviour and Ethical Environment; Ethics and Rational Behaviour; The 'Priority' of Individual Liberty
Ethics and Consumer BehaviourPareto-Optimality as a Social-Choice Rule?; Ethics and Distributive Justice; Reducing Income Inequality; Structural Change; Ethics and the Role of the Government; The Problem of Social Choice in an Islamic Economy; Summary; Chapter 6 A Perspective on Inter-Systemic Comparisons; Islam and Socialism; Islam and Capitalism; Islam and the Welfare-State Doctrine; Summary; Part III: The Objectives and Policies in an Islamic Economy; Chapter 7 Setting the Policy Objectives; The Basic Objectives; Individual Freedom; Distributive Justice; Universal Education
Economic GrowthMaximizing Employment Generation; Summary; Chapter 8 A Taxonomy of Policy Instruments; Some Key Policy Issues; The Institution of Private Property; Growth-Promoting Policies; Social Security System; The Question of Public Ownership; Summary; Chapter 9 The Problem of Abolishing Interest: I; A Few Clarifications; An Islamic Perspective on Interest; The Problem of Positive Time Preference; The Marginal Utility (Disutility) of Consumption (Savings) Over Time; The Depreciation of Capital and New Investment; Introducing Money; Summary
Chapter 10 The Problem of Abolishing Interest: IICan Interest be Abolished by Administrative Fiat?; PLS, Equities, and Bonds; The Fixed Rate of Return vs The Variable Rate of Return; From Interest Rates to Profit Shares; The Preference for the Variable-Return Instruments; Is Equity-Financing 'Separable' from Debt-Financing?; Is Uncertainty per se Desirable?; The Ethic of the PLS; Summary; Chapter 11 Towards a Solution of the Problem of Interest; Regulating the PLS System; Indexing of the Rates of Return on Savings; The Principle of Indexation; Reforming Lending Operations; Summary
Part IV: Rainbow's End
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from title page (ebrary, viewed August 28, 2013).
First published in 1994 by Kegan Paul International.
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Electronic reproduction. Santa Fe, Arg.: elibro, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to eLibro affiliated libraries.
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10.4324/9780203381373 doi