The Islamic labor market rests on the principles of the free market exchange of Islamic economics. Regrettably, the latter has failed to keep pace with the rapidly growing academic and professional developments of the former. Much of the published work within Islamic economics is idealistic if not radically ideological with little relevance to the Islamic labor market, leaving students of Islamic economics without a coherent body of economic theory to understand the practical objectives of Shariah that gives a sense of direction to the developments in this field. Drawing upon received sources of goals of Shariah, the authors present an independent academic work which:
Labor in an Islamic Setting will be of interest to postgraduate students, academics, middle and senior management in both the western and the Islamic business communities, researchers and policy makers.
"The dearth of works on labour theory from an Islamic economics perspective is surely filled by the publication of this book. The book is indeed an excellent initial step in the field of Islamic economics…The editors deserve appreciation for producing this specialised volume." - The Muslim World Book Review
Toseef Azid and Necmettin Kizilkaya
2 The Labour Market in an Islamic Setting:Review and Prospects
3 Division of Labour and its Theoretical FoundationsComparing Ibn Khaldun and Adam Smith
4 A critical examination of the concept of ‘human capital’: Perspective of Islamic economic jurisprudence
Zeyneb Hafsa Orhan Aström
5 The Conceptions of Labor, Workers’ Rights and Migration in Islam
6 The Test of Islamic Sensibility With Poverty: The State And Women Workers in The Last Period of Ottoman Empire
7 Islamic Ethics and Migrant Labor in Qatar
8 Inequality, Labor Market and Economic Growth in the MENA Region: Is Governance the Missing Ingredient to Alleviate the Situation?
Matallah Siham, Bounoua Chaiband Benbouziane Mohamed
9 A Progressive Universal Islamic Perspective on Free Mobility of Labor
Muhammad Iqbal Anjum
10 A Comparative Study of Views and Role of Labor in Marxian, Mainstream and Islamic Economics
Salman Ahmed Shaikh
There is an increasing need for western politicians, financiers, bankers, and indeed the western business community in general to have access to high quality and authoritative texts on Islamic financial and business practices. Drawing on expertise from across the Islamic world, this new series will provide carefully chosen and focused monographs and collections, each authored/edited by an expert in their respective field all over the world.
The series will be pitched at a level to appeal to middle and senior management in both the western and the Islamic business communities. For the manager with a western background the series will provide detailed and up-to-date briefings on important topics; for the academics, postgraduates, business communities, manager with western and an Islamic background the series will provide a guide to best practice in business in Islamic communities around the world, including Muslim minorities in the west and majorities in the rest of the world.