The ILN Post: Toward Applying the Islamic Human Development Index for the Betterment of Muslim Society

Author : Muhammad Ikhsan, ILN Indonesia Fellow, faculty member of Paramadina University and senior researcher at the Paramadina Public Policy Institute, Jakarta. Human civilization has entered the twenty first century with progress and set-back. Economic growth sluggish last year and projected still in negative territory for at least one year ahead due to the impact of…

The ILN Post: Economics and Challenges of Democratic Debates

Author: Dr. Aymen Bouganmi is a researcher and a professor at the Tunisian University. He has published several books, research studies and articles specializing in politics and geo-economics in Arab and foreign newspapers and websites. In a world of regressing democracy, exploding inequalities and unprecedented threats of climate change, it is striking how economic expertise…

Market and Morality

Author: Hakan Şahin* (*) Hakan Şahin is a PhD candidate in Islamic Economics and Finance in Istanbul University. He lectures and publishes on Islam and free market economy; natural rights, civil society, as well as the history of money and banking and runs related seminars in Association for Liberal Thinking. He is also the editor…

Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

Dr. Benedikt Koehler is a historian, a former banker and an expert in early Islamic Economics. As part of a new three-year “History of Capitalism” course, Dr. Koehler delivered an inaugural lecture based on his book, “Early Islam and the Origins of Capitalism”. In his lecture, Koehler proposed a strikingly original thesis; that capitalism first…