Islamic Economics: Thematic

For an organized overview of my writings and lectures in Islamic Economics, see LINK

This page lists organized my published papers into various subthemes which are dominant in my writings on Islamic Economics.

Published Papers on Islamic Economics on my Google Website:  [link]
Current Papers (recent, drafts, unpublished, etc.)  on Islamic Economics

Thematically Organized Collections:

  1. Islamic Worldview & Combating Eurocentricism: The dominant story which we learn in our education is that the West is advanced and developed and we are backwards and underdeveloped. To progress we must imitate the west. This story is fundamentally wrong. Essays in this collection explain why and how, and develop an Islamic alternative to this story.
  2. Contrasts Between Islamic and Conventional Economics:  Because Muslim economists have been deceived by claims that western economics is a positive science, they have accepted large portions of it uncritically. This set of articles is concerned with highlight the numerous conflicts and contrasts between western ideas and islamic ideas about economics.
  3. Western Social Science: It is asserted by western intellectuals, and widely believed by Muslims, that social science is just like physical science. Both are objective factual and concrete descriptions of laws governing the field of study. In fact, human behavior is not subject to laws, unlike that of particles. So the basic requirement os science is not fulfilled. This means that the methodology of social science is founded on many western misconceptions. These are explored in this set of essays.
  4. Methodological Differences: Current western methodology for social science is based on logical positvism. This philosophy has collapsed, which undermines the foundations of the social sciences. Also this philosophy is dramatically opposed to Islamic views. Many of my papers explore the conflicts between positiivist methodologies and Islamic Views. These are collected here. Some of these are addressed to secular audiences. In such papers, the Islamic position is not clearly brought forward or explained, only the errors of the positivist methodology are highlighted.