Sayyid Abu’l A‘la Maududi on Islamic Economics: A Review Article
(Forthcoming, Expected: March 2013) Islamic Studies, 50:3-4 (2011), 303-323
21 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2013
This article reviews an English translation of "First Principles of Islamic Economics" (Leicester: Islamic Foundation, 2011) by Maulana Sayyid Abu’l A‘la Maududi (1903-1979), a foundational document of the field, that was published in Urdu in 1969. After a brief Introduction the selections in this book are arranged in two parts: Islam’s philosophy (or system, the words are used interchangeably) of economic life, and the application of this philosophy to some specific economic issues. The article reviews the text, and provides a brief guide to the semantic minefield that readers of translated texts on Islamic economics must traverse.
Keywords: economics, Islamic economics, political economy, economic history, Islamic banking, Islamic finance, India, Pakistan
JEL Classification: A1, B1, B2, B31, N01, P4, P5, Z1
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation