Author: F R FaridiEditor(s): F R FaridiPublisher: Institute of Objective StudiesYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 286ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185220131
The essential relevance of Islamic economics to the Indian situation does not lie in its formal association with a certain religion but in its values, principles and goal. Its central concern is man, the wholesome and balanced growth of his total personality. It believes that the equitable and efficient management of resources is possible only when an individual’s total behaviour, both economic and otherwise, is subjected to and conditioned by moral and ethical outlook. Islamic approach to economic developmental activity is based on an integrated concept of development. It begins with giving a world view that is conductivity to the twin objectives of social justice and sustained growth in economic productivity. It lays great emphasis on human beings, their value premises, their perceptions, their goal.A world about the economy of Indian Muslims is in order. An objective appraisal of the economic misery of the Indian Muslim community is the need of the hour. Till date, only general statements in respect of the intensity of the economic malaise and its causes have been made. Little serious attempts have been made to study in depth the economic backwardness of the community and the factors underlying this situation. As a result, we do not have sufficient reliable data in this area.The present volume aims at lucid explanation of frontiers of Islamic economics and its application in the Indian setting.
INTRODUCTIONPART - I - ISLAMIC ECONOMICSSome Islamic Insights on the Theory of Consumer BehaviourIslamic Approach to Model Building in Economics and Other Social Sciences-A Methodological FrameworkThe Idea of Merit effect-Islam’s Contribution to EconomicsSmithian Concept of Economic Behaviour and IslamShah Wali Allah’s Concept of al-Irtifaqat (Stages of Socio Economic Development)The Ethical Responsibility of Business-Islamic Principles and ImplicationsPublic Economics of Islamic EgalitarianismIslamic Concepts and Principles as Practised in Islamic BanksBanking and Financial Frame-Work in the Islamic Economic SystemInterest-Free Banking-conceptual FrameworkAnd Implementation in PakistanIslamic Banking-some Unsettled Issues of Stability and GrowthIslamic Economics Teaching and ResearchPART II - THE ECONOMY OF INDIAN MUSLIMSThe Feasibility of applying the US Minority Business Development Model to Stimulate Entrepreneurship among Indian MuslimsAnalysis of Employment Situation of the Indian MuslimsPromotion of Muslim Entrepreneurship under State SupportA Socio-Economic Survey of Muslim Women Labourer in the Bidi IndustryEconomic and social Situations among Muslims of West Bengal-Some Empirical ObservationsProblems of Wakfs and Mutawallis in Tamil NaduAbout the AuthorsList of the DelegatesProgramme of the Conference