The Dimensions of Development in Islam

  • Abbas Mirakhor
  • Hossein Askari


As expected, the Metaframework’s teachings and principles on the concepts of scarcity, rationality, and the roles of the market and the state are ontological. As we have explained, through His Walayahh, the Supreme Creator has placed all natural-material resources at the disposal of humans to empower them to serve humanity and the rest of creation in adoration of the Cherisher Lord. Humans are made capable of doing so through the responsibilities of the office of agency-trusteeship; responsibilities that humans collectively accepted as a consequence of the primordial covenant. Human capabilities have also been empowered by gifts of the spirit (ruh), by the meditative-reflective faculty of reasoning (áql), the primordial nature (fitrah), and the freedom of choice.


Total Factor Productivity Market Participant Social Solidarity Corporate Identity Full Awareness 
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