Political Economy of Islam

Conceptions of Justice from Earliest History to Islam

Authors: Mirakhor, Abbas, Askari, Hossein

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  • -Considers various theories of justice from the pre-Axial Age to Islam
  • -Offers a historical overview of the conception of justice through religion
  • -Examines two schools of thought: Zarathustra and Islam and their conception of justice
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This book examines the conceptions of justice from Zarathustra to Islam. The text explores the conceptions of justice by Zarathustra, Ancient Egypt, India, Mesopotamia, Noah, Abraham, and Moses. During the Axial Age (800-200BCE), the focus of justice is in India, China, and Greece. In the post-Axial age, the focus is on Christianity. The authors then turn to Islam, where justice is conceived as a system, which emerges if the Qur’anic rules are followed. This work concludes with the views of early Muslim thinkers and on how these societies deteriorated after the death of the Prophet. The monograph is ideal for those interested in the conception of justice through the ages, Islamic studies, political Islam, and issues of peace and justice.

About the authors

Abbas Mirakhor is former Executive Director and Dean of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund. Previously, he taught at universities in Iran and in the US and was the First Holder of the INCEIF Chair in Islamic Finance at INCEIF in Malaysia.

Hossein Askari is former Assistant Professor at Tufts University, Professor of Business and Middle East Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and was the Iran Professor of Business and International Affairs at The George Washington University, becoming Emeritus in 2019.

Reviews

“This seminal volume will take its place as the guide through the vast literature on the perceptions of justice from the times of Zoroaster to Islam. A must for all serious readers of this time.” (Robert Looney, Distinguished Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, USA)

“A tour de force on conceptions of justice from Zarathustra to Islam. Cogently illuminates depictions of distributive justice in philosophy and religion, especially Islam.” (Dariush Zahedi, Director, AMENA Center for Entrepreneurship and Development, UC Berkeley, USA)

“With globalization, our greatest opportunity to find commonality and comity is forging a shared understanding of what economic and social justice means with those who do not look like us.  Conceptions of Justice from Earliest History to Islam provides us an essential primer to spark that dialogue.”  (John Forrer, Research Professor, George Washington University, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 67,82 €
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Hardcover 85,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54567-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conceptions of Justice from Earliest History to Islam
Authors
Series Title
Political Economy of Islam
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54303-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54303-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54567-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 295
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