Amanah, individual empowerment and individual responsibility – Mazlee Malik & Wan Saiful Wan Jan

By Mazlee Malik & Wan Saiful Wan Jan This paper aims to provide a Muslim perspective on the concept of individual responsibility by using welfare provision as an example. We will start by explaining the concept of amanah (trust), arguing that its proper understanding will create individual empowerment, and in turn it will lead to individuals…

Some Considerations on the Condition of Social, Political, and Economic Thinking in the Islamic World – Atilla Yayla

By Atilla Yayla What I would like to do in this presentation is to share some ideas I have about the current situation of social, political, and economic thought in Islamic countries with the audience. It must be stated at the outset that the presentation does not aim or claim to bring definite solutions to the…

Islam and free market economy: incompatibility or deviation? – Hicham El Moussaoui

By Hicham El Moussaoui Several studies show the strong positive correlation between market economy and development. Unfortunately, in Muslim countries have no real free market economies. And often when we analyze the causes of economic stagnation in Muslim countries, we sustain the incompatibility of the slam with the market economy. This supposed incompatibility is designed as…