The Islamic Welfare State: The Basic Imperatives Toward a Better Society.

11 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2014

Date Written: October 24, 2013


The natural worth of anything consists in its fitness to supply the necessities and serve the conveniences of human needs. Welfare state always strives to put in place the necessary impetus that will ensure the material and spiritual well being of people in its domain. Islamic Welfare State (IWS) shapes the social, economic, cultural and political engagements as a complementary whole guided by the basic principles (Sharia), to establish a society where justice, equity and economic prosperity are prominent, as well as rape the benefits of this life and the next. This paper seeks to examine the interrelationship between the political and economic contents of the Islamic way of life and discusses the nature and functions of the Islamic State toward peoples’ well being in the light of basic imperatives (principles) within the framework of financial constraints.

Keywords: Welfare, Islamic Welfare State, Shari'a (Principles) and Basic imperatives

Suggested Citation

Gummi, Umar Muhammad, The Islamic Welfare State: The Basic Imperatives Toward a Better Society. (October 24, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

Umar Muhammad Gummi (Contact Author)

Sokoto State University, Sokoto ( email )

Department of Economics, Sokoto State University,
Sokoto, North West 3232
+2348065894207 (Phone)

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