Civil Society inthe Muslim world: the Moroccan experience (in Arabic) – Mossaab Tijani

By Mossaab Tijani إن المجتمع المدني سواء من حیث المفھوم أو التجارب عرف تطورا عمیقا حیث أصبح معھ یعتبر من سمات الدولة الحدیثة، والمغرب كغیره من البلدان كان یعرف عددا من التجارب سابقة في ممارستھا لظھور مفھوم المجتمع المدني، ھذه التجارب التي كانت غالبا ما تتخذ طابعا تضامنیا أو اجتماعیا؛ فقد عرف المغرب ما قبل…

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Islam and entrepreneurship : Why institutions matter? – Hicham El Moussaoui

By Hicham El Moussaoui In this paper, we will use the institutional approach to explain the level of entrepreneurship in Muslim countries. Indeed, the decision to undertake depends on the rules of the game (formal and informal institutions) that frame the entrepreneurial act. We will show that if in the first periods of Islam have flourished entrepreneurship in…

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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…

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Muhammad’s conception of property as a bundle of rights – Benedikt Koehler

By Benedikt Koehler Property was first conceived of as a bundle of rights in early Islam. The legal instrument that crystallised this Islamic conception was the waqf, a legal entity delivering public welfare in accordance with the wishes of a benefactor. Trusts, which evolved in the thirteenth century, have a rationale analogous to that of waqfs, and in…

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Entrepreneurship from an Islamic Perspective – Ali Aslan Gumusay

By Ali Aslan Guemuesay Research about the role of religion in entrepreneurship and more broadly management is sparse. In this conceptual article we complement existing entrepreneurship theory by examining entrepreneurship from an Islamic perspective (EIP). EIP is based on three interconnected pillars: the entrepreneurial, socio-economic/ethical and religio-spiritual. We outline how Islam shapes entrepreneurship at the…

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Why free market economy is weak in Islamic world? – Hicham El Moussaoui

Hicham El Moussaoui, Ph.D Trust is the lubricant of trade. It reduces the costs of transactions and uncertainty, which  allows it to provide a dual mission : the incentive for individuals to participate in the   exchange and coordination of their individual plans. Therefore, without trust no   exchange and without exchange no market economy. Adam Smith…

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Islam in Bosnia: An Empirical Analysis of Muslims’ Desire for Government Control – Edo Omercevic

By Edo Omerčević This paper is an empirical analysis of the desire for government control in different  segments of life in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The focus is on Bosnian Muslims and on   the effect of intensity of religious practice. The data is based on a survey conducted by   the author. The findings indicate that Bosnian…

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Ahl al-Ray vs. Ahl al-Hadith: Destructive Consequences of the Conflict Between Rationalist and Traditionist Schools in the Muslim World – Mustafa Acar

By Prof. Dr. Mustafa Acar It is a generally observed phenomenon that the liberal values such as freedom, plurality, multi- culturalism, openness, limited government, and free market economy are not so welcomed in the Muslim   world today. To put it differently, many Muslim intellectuals as well as political authorities and the laymen   are either indifferent…

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