Synopses & Reviews
Editors Hassan and Lewis present students, academics, and researcherswith a collection of academic essays and articles focused on the ways in which Islam shapes and interacts with the economy. Theeditors have organized the thirty-one contributions that make up the main body of their text in eight parts, covering developments inIslamic economics, the problem of interest, economic organization, business and management, finance and investment, charity, mutuality,and slef-help, government, and religion and development. M. Kabir Hassan is a faculty member of the University of New Orleans,Lousiana. Mervyn K. Lewis is a faculty member of the University of South Australia Business School.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Handbook on Islam and Economic Life is a unique study, one of the first of its kind to consider Islam within a broader economic sphere. Covering a wide breadth of topics and research, it explores how Islam impinges upon and seeks to shape major aspects of economic life including economic organisation, business and management, finance and investment, charity, mutuality and self-help, and government. It concludes by analysing the link between religion and development, the present economic situation in Arab countries and the causes of underdevelopment in Muslim countries.