Role of the State in the Economy: An Islamic Perspective

Role of the State in the Economy: An Islamic Perspective

by Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi


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Set against a background of collapsing state-managed economies, Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi argues against an exclusive reliance on the market and for Islam's moderate alternative. Islam orients economic agents toward ethical conduct and socially responsible behavior. Within a framework of essential freedoms, the potential of state intervention to ameliorate moral and market failure is explored. The internalization of moral values and social concern, however, minimizes the need for state intervention, which retains a place within the Islamic system.

Table of Contents:
Chapter One: Guarantee of a Minimum Level of Living in an Islamic State
Chapter Two: Public Expenditure in an Islamic State
Chapter Three: Public Borrowing in Early Islamic History
Chapter Four: The International Economic Relations in Islam
Chapter Five: Role of the Voluntary Sector in Islam. A Conceptual Framework

Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi was a professor of Islamic Economics at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, and was winner of the King Faisal International Prize for Islamic Studies in 1982.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780860372523
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Series: Islamic Economics , #20
Pages: 175
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi is Professor of Islamic Studies and formerly Reader in Economics, Muslim University, Aligarh, India and currently visiting professor at the international Centre for Islamic Research, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, is well known scholar, and is the author of several books on Islam and Economics in English and urdu.

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