Towards a Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿah Index of Socio-Economic Development

Theory and Application

  • Salman Syed  Ali

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Asad Zaman, Arif Naveed, Atiq ur Rehman
    Pages 189-205
  3. Muhammad Mubashir Mukhtar, Hafiz Muhammad Sarfraz Nihal, Hafiz Abdul Rauf, Waleed Wasti, Muhammad Shahid Qureshi
    Pages 249-284
  4. Reza Ghazal, Muhamed Zulkhibri
    Pages 285-309
  5. Mohamed Saladin Abdul Rasool, Ariffin Mohd Salleh
    Pages 379-390
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 411-418

About this book


Islamic economics, which is a discipline for studying economic behaviour from an Islamic perspective, advocates comprehensive human development defined by advancement and progress in multiple dimensions beyond GDP, income, or standard of living. Not only should socio-economic progress be in all dimensions but it should also have a higher purpose. A society is considered economically and socially developed if adequate protections are provided for faith, life, intellect, progeny, and wealth. This concept of balanced progress itself is an important idea recognized by the sociologists. However, the same has so far not been measured or used in policy making by economists. Similarly, lack of adequate protections in a society along these dimensions indicates poverty which is another way of measuring slack in development. The chapters in this edited volume deal with conceptualization of socio-economic development on these lines, and show how to measure socio-economic development in a comprehensive way. The book will be of interest to academics in the fields of economics, economic development, and Islamic economics. It will also be of interest to policy makers engaged in economic development, social progress, and poverty alleviation. 


Maqāsid al-Sharī’ah Objectives of Shariah Economic Development Index Human Development Index Human wellbeing Multidimensional indices Poverty Index Islamic Poverty Index

Editors and affiliations

  • Salman Syed  Ali
    • 1
  1. 1.Islamic Development BankJeddahSaudi Arabia

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