Change and Continuity: The Dynamics of Institutional Behavior in Islam
Mohammad Omar Farooq
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Twentieth Annual Conference of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists, 1991
The Muslim world is facing stagnation due to a lack of balance between two opposing forces: the force for continuity/stability and the force for change. This paper makes the case that these forces must be in balance for healthy, Islamic progress of the Muslim society. This paper analyzes the relevance of institutions in a broader sense to the Islamic perspective on 'continuous change.' The paper also deals with some important aspects of change as part of the agenda of Muslim social scientists.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
Keywords: Islam, social science, myrdal, normative-positive, change, continuity, traditionalism, technological change, autonomous change, sunnatullah, natural law, institutions, ceremonial behavior
JEL Classification: 030, 033Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 19, 2010 ; Last revised: November 22, 2010
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