The Economic and Cultural Situation of the Arabian Peninsula prior to Islam

  • Seyed Kazem Sadr
Part of the Political Economy of Islam book series (PEoI)


In this chapter, the economic and cultural situations of the Arabian Peninsula, prior to Islam, are introduced. The natural environment, the production possibilities and the economic activities which prevailed prior to the emergence of Islam are also reported. The objective is to show the scarcity of the resource base of the Peninsula at the time and the importance of transforming it into a fostering economy after Islam, and also changing a tribal culture and a belief in a system of idolatry into an Islamic universal worldview.


Corporal Punishment Arabian Peninsula Trade Route Economic Tradition Total Ignorance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seyed Kazem Sadr
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  1. 1.INCEIF—The Global University of IslamiKuala LumpurMalaysia

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