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…

Can Muslims Be Free Marketeers

“The biggest fear in the Muslim world is the association in their minds of free markets with imperialism,” says Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, president of the Minaret of Freedom Institute. “But those of us familiar with the history of libertarian thought know that true devotees of the free market have always been opposed to imperialism.”  …

Economic freedoms in Islamic countries – Admir Čavalić

By Admir Čavalić Economic freedoms are an important segment of total freedom of the individual. Understood as the possibility of obtaining material wealth, economic freedoms are significantly associated with the overall prosperity of society and the development of political and other freedoms essential for development of democratic systems. The paper analyzes economic freedoms in the context of Islamic countries, with…

Islam and Free Market Economy: Friend or Foe? – Mustafa Acar & Bahadir Akin

By Mustafa Acar & Bahadir Akin Market economy and free trade are keys to create wealth, peaceful sharing of resources and minimize political disputes between nations. The collapse of the socialist system combined with the globalization has triggered a change and transformation process all over the world. The Arab world has also joined this process recently…