1st Edition

Islamic Economics and COVID-19 The Economic, Social and Scientific Consequences of a Global Pandemic

By Masudul Alam Choudhury Copyright 2021
    156 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    156 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book is a timely exploration of an unprecedented, cataclysmic pandemic episode. It examines certain critical aspects of socio-scientific theory across a variety of diverse themes, and through an epistemic lens. The book investigates the general theory of pandemic episodes and their adverse long-term effects on human and environmental wellbeing. It includes an in-depth study of COVID-19 but also looks to the future to contemplate potential pandemics to come. The existing approach to the study of pandemics is critically examined in terms of the prevalent isolated and thus mutated way of viewing human and mechanical relations in the name of specialization and modernity. The book presents a novel model of science-economy-society moral inclusiveness that forms a distinctive theoretical approach to the issue of normalizing all forms of pandemic challenges. It is methodologically different from existing economic theory, including the critical study of microeconomic foundations of macroeconomics. Human and environmental existence along with its multidisciplinary outlook of unity of knowledge between modernity, traditionalism, and socio-cultural values is emphasized in the treatment and cure of pandemic episodes. The book is a unique reference work, offering fresh wisdom within the moral methodological worldview.

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    Chapter 1: The Socio-Scientific Development Outlook for Global Future

    Chapter 2: Pandemic Treatments for Transforming Cell Mutation into Normalcy in Unity of Knowledge as the Ontological Premise of Technical Modeling

    Chapter 3: Wellbeing and Sustainability: Lessons from Coronavirus Episode in the Light of Tawhidi Unity of Knowledge

    Chapter 4: Normalizing Pandemic Episode by Science-Economy-Society Moral Inclusiveness

    Chapter 5: A Generalized Model of Science-Economy-Society Moral Inclusiveness in Complex Pandemic Regime

    Chapter 6: The Role of Educational Reform in Covid-19 Normalization

    Chapter 7: Selected Reforms in Business-Pandemic Studies to Accord with the Model of Science-Economy-Society Moral Inclusiveness

    Chapter 8: Conclusion: Pandemic Future Beyond Covid-19

    Subject Index


    Masudul Alam Choudhury is International Chair in Islamic Economics and Finance in the Faculty of Economics, Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia.


    "The recent pandemic took an unprecedented and catastrophic toll on the health, economy and mental wellbeing of the people globally. This has forced academics to revisit the disjunctive form of multidisciplinary research and theories. Dr. Choudhury’s elaborate discussion on the model of inclusiveness provides a fresh alternative and his collaborative work emanates from a place of faith, yet is explained with well-described theories. His model of social justice denotes a holistic approach towards a rights-based financial sustainability wherein protection towards the vulnerable and the marginalized people is ensured through effective participation." — Md. Monzur Rabbi, LL.M. (Fulbright Scholarship), International Arbitration, White & Case International Arbitration LL.M., University of Miami School of Law, Florida, USA, Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn, UK), Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Mr. Rabbi is a Member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the Bar of England and Wales. He did his post graduation on international arbitration from University of Miami, USA with a Fulbright scholarship.