Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Islamic Economic Systems by Farhad Nomani

This major new study examines the central tenets of Islamic economics, both in theory and in practice. The authors pinpoint the uniqueness of the Islamic approach, both in its conception of the world's resources and in its attitude to human endeavour. Their book illuminates the distinctive nature of an economics which is based neither on meeting the demands of the individual consumer, nor on increasing the level of general welfare, but on maximising the pleasure of God. The different schools of Islamic thought are then compared and their interpretations analysed in terms of their approaches to plan and market, centralisation and decentralisation, property rights, profit and social obligation. A detailed historical survey follows of the experience of four very different Muslim countries: Libya, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran. The authors examine how the implementation of Islamic economic solutions has worked out in reality, often in the context of a tense political situation. They look at the practicality of such solutions in the present day, assessing both their economic performance and their success in guiding society towards the Islamic ideal. The book as a whole allows the reader to grasp the multifarious nature of Islamic thought in economic matters, its contradictory and often contentious character, and the uses to which Islam has been put by governments with clearly diverse aims. Students of economics and of the Middle East will find it a useful guide to the new terms in which an old and fierce debate is being conducted.

Buy Islamic Economic Systems by Farhad Nomani from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781856490580
ISBN-10: 1856490580
Format: Paperback
Pages: 223
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Islamic Economic Systems by Farhad Nomani

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Islamic Economic Systems book by Farhad Nomani and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Farhad Nomani

Farhad Nomaniand Ali Rahnemaare are both professors of economics at the American University in Paris. Their previous publications include the widely acclaimed The Secular Miracle: Religion, Politics and Economic Policy in Iran (Zed 1990).

Books By Farhad Nomani

Islam and the Everyday World by Farhad Nomani
Hardback, September 2006
$203.28 $231.00