Islamic economics and global capitalism

@article{Hefner2006IslamicEA,
  title={Islamic economics and global capitalism},
  author={Robert W. Hefner},
  journal={Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={44},
  pages={16-22}
}
B y any measure, the scriptural and early historical legacy of Islam is among the most marketfriendly of all the world religions. In contrast to Christianity's merchant-thrashing Jesus, the Prophet Muhammad was a trader, and the Qur'an abounds with commercial imagery. Islam's holy book enjoins believers to engage in trade in a spirit of goodwill (4:29), faithfully fulfill contractual obligations (5:1; 16:91), and behave in a manner that recognizes the importance of private property and… Expand
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