Paradigmatic and Conceptual Framework for Islamic HDI

  • Necati Aydin
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Islamic Banking, Finance, and Economics book series (IBFE)


The paper presents paradigmatic differences between secular and Islamic worldviews in related to understanding of human nature and human development. It outlines the Tawhīdī paradigm with its ontology, epistemology, anthropology, and teleology to establish a framework for Islamic HDI. The paradigmatic approach and Tawhīdī anthropology are both unique way of defining and measuring human development. The paper also defines key elements of human development and suggests proxy variables in constructing a new index with those variables.


Development Human Development Index Islamic economic paradigm 


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  • Necati Aydin
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  1. 1.Department of Finance, College of BusinessAlfaisal UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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