Book Review: Contributions of Muslim Scholars to Economic Thought and Analysis
10 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2018
Date Written: 2007
I was delighted to read this book on the history of Islamic economic thought by Professor Abdul Azim Islahi, a distinguished scholar of Islamic economic history. Islamic scholarship in the middle ages, when the European nations were in the vacuum of knowledge, preserved the Greek-Roman writings and transmitted this knowledge from the East to the West. The Schumpeterian “Great Gap” is not realistic. The Islamic scholars during seventh and sixteen century filled this gap by preserving, translating and retranslating Greek thoughts and enriched them with ideas and concepts from Islamic faith.
Keywords: Islamic economic, Thought.
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