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Economic thought of Ibn al-Qayyim (1292–1350)


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  • Islahi, Abdul Azim


This paper seeks to report and analyse the economic thought of Ibn al-Qayyim, a great thinker of Islam. He discussed mainly the problems of price control, market mechanism, supervision of economic activities (al-hisbah), riches and poverty, interest and zakah, at different places in his numerous works. The main considerations before him were realisation of welfare, social interest, establishment of justice and elimination of exploitation and hardship from economic life.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 41369.

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Date of creation: 1982
Date of revision: 1984
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:41369

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Keywords: History of Islamic Economic Thought; Economic Philosophy of Islam; Poverty and "Zuhd"; Economic Significance of Zakah; Interest - Riba al-Fadl and Riba al-Nasi `ah; al-Hisbah;

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  1. Islahi, Abdul Azim, 2001. "An analytical study of al-Ghazali’s thought on money and interest," MPRA Paper 41438, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2001.
  2. aislahi, Abdul Azim, 1989. "Stages of socio-economic development: Shah Wali-Allah's concept of al-irtifaqat," MPRA Paper 29628, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 1990.
  3. Islahi, Abdul Azim, 2005. "Contributions of Muslim Scholars to the History of Economic Thought and Analysis upto 15th Century," MPRA Paper 53462, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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