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The Public Treasury (Baitul Mal) and the Governing System

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

Abstract

The major goal of this chapter is to present the model of public leadership and governance in Islam. This is undertaken with reference to Imam Ali’s (AS) directives and traditions. The objectives, obligations and behavioral characteristics of governors are delineated on the basis of the mandate, the principles and the roadmap that Imam Ali (AS) instructed to Malik Ashtar when he appointed him as the Governor of Egypt. He dedicated considerable time and effort to clarifying governors’ missions, their status and obligations, and the methods for the collection of taxes and disbursements during his caliphate. The second objective of this chapter is to acquaint the reader with the process of establishing the Baitul Mal and its development from the time of the Prophet (SAAS) to the end of the caliphate period.

Keywords

Muslim Community Good Deed Islamic State Islamic Community Islamic Economy 
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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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