Book Review Islami Muaashiyaat by Sayyid Munazar Ahsan Gilani, Lahore: Sang-E-Meel Publications, 2007, 478pp.
Rana Zamin Abbas
University of Management & Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan
Islamic Banking and Finance Review Volume 01 Number 01, 1432/2011
This valuable and absorbing book brings out facts not generally discussed in the field of economics. It presents complex ideas of Islamic Economics from the Quranic and Hadith perspective in a literary and lucid style. Sometimes novice Urdu reader is digressed, but the author’s scholarly artistic style keeps the reader engaged to the end. Gilani begins with factors of production, capital and Quran, labor and Quran, and world as a system of earning bread and butter, equal rights of men and women in the field of economics and then logically links these with prerequisites by mentioning just two words “guardian scholar” (Hafeez o Aleem). In fact, Prophet Hadhrat Yousaf introduced himself to the Egyptian King saying “I am Hafeez o Aleem, so appoint me as a custodian of your lands.” These two words are hardly found in the vocabulary of economic scholars.
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Keywords: Islamic Economics, Capital and Qur'an, Sayyid Munazar Ahsan Gilani
Date posted: September 7, 2012