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Book review: public duties in Islam


  • Islahi, Abdul Azim


Public Duties in Islam is the English translation of Ibn Taymiyah’s al-Hisba fi'l Islam by Muhtar Holland. It is a useful addition to Islamic economic literature in English language. Notwithstanding a few small errors, the translation reads well and the notes are excellent. This book is a good manual and can justifiably be claimed to be a treatise on Islamic sociology, political science and economics. It has a rich introduction by the editor, Professor Khurshid Ahmad and a useful paper titled: "al-Hisba and Islamic Economy" by M. Akram Khan.

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  • Islahi, Abdul Azim, 1983. "Book review: public duties in Islam," MPRA Paper 41390, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 1983.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:41390

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    Market Supervision; Price Control; Market and Morality; State’s Interference in Economic life;

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    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - General
    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General


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