Alcoholic Drinks and Public Interest in Case of Neo-Liberalism and Islam

14 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2018

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Azmat Hayat

University of Malakand; National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Date Written: March 23, 2018


Neo-liberalism an ideology of the hegemonic west, has been presented across the globe in the preceding and current centuries more than any other socioeconomic system. Neo-liberal agenda as a socioeconomic system, liberation from religious and social constraint is the only useful social and economic order was unknown to humanity in the past. Proponents of neo-liberalism thinks that in the frame work of neoliberalism there are no flaws and contradictions, and which can be settled by an alternate socioeconomic system. Muslims believes that Islam already provided the best and everlasting ideology for the welfare of humanity. The ideology of Islam is based on the dogma of intervention in the social and economic affairs of mankind which is in sharp contrast to non-intervention dogma of neoliberalism either in the form of free trade, free market and free competition. On the basis of alcoholic drinks, this paper on one hand highlighted the relationship between public interest in case of neoliberalism and Islam, while on the other hand it also highlighted the internal contradiction. Results indicate that neoliberalism is attributable to the greatest harm to the greatest number while in the dogma of Islam there is greatest benefits to the greatest number. Besides others, neoliberalism is full of contradiction in case of alcoholic drinks, while in the teaching of Islam there is no contradiction.

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Hayat, Azmat, Alcoholic Drinks and Public Interest in Case of Neo-Liberalism and Islam (March 23, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

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