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Islamic distributive scheme: a concise statement


  • Islahi, Abdul Azim


The present paper highlights the institutional arrange¬ment of Islam for distributive justice. It begins with a note that while Islam gives absolute guiding principles about production and functional distribution, its focus of attention is "re-distribution of income and wealth”. The paper also attempts to provide a comprehensive list of provisions in this regard prescribed by Islam and the main objectives thereof. It concludes with a note that since the primary concern of Indian planners and policy makers is to build a humane prosperous country based on justice and equity, they may benefit from the Islamic measures of distributive justice and can follow the broad outline given by Islam to enhance the social justice.

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  • Islahi, Abdul Azim, 1992. "Islamic distributive scheme: a concise statement," MPRA Paper 30033, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 1993.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30033

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    1. 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.
    2. Widiyanti, Dwi Retno, 2015. "Redistribution Adjusts Efficiency In Economy; Islamic Paradigm," MPRA Paper 67809, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 01 Nov 2015.
    3. Abdul Azim Islahi, 2014. "History of Islamic Economic Thought," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 16105.

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    Economics of Distribution; Islam and redistribution; Islamic Economics.;

    JEL classification:

    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution


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