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By Zafar Iqbal, Mervyn K. Lewis

Zafar Iqbal and Mervyn okay. Lewis fill the space in Western literature on governance matters from the point of view of Islamic economics. Islamic and Western viewpoints are in comparison, and a scientific research of key components in governance from an Islamic perspective is equipped. the quantity attracts on classical Islam and modern assets to supply a accomplished Islamic governance framework to distinction with the Western place.

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As we shall see, this institution is one of the major planks of the Islamic system of governance. Another institutional development of significance in the classical period was the formation of the bayt al-mal. Under Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)5 and Abu Bakr, the first Caliph, revenue receipts were disbursed to the needy forthwith. The second Caliph, Umar, organized such disbursements on more professional lines and in the wake of vast increases in public receipts, he reluctantly agreed to follow the Byzantine precedent of setting up a central treasury (bayt al-mal).

4. An Islamic perspective on governance carried out. Examples of these are prayer, fasting, and payment of zakah (alms). The concise and detailed injunctions – these are commandments about which some details are given in the Holy Qur an, but further information may be discovered from the hadith and other recognized sources. Examples are the rules about relations with non-Muslims. The detailed injunctions – the Holy Qur an gives complete details about these commandments and nothing further is required or may be sought, for example the punishments for specific crimes and also rules about inheritance.

Methodological debates Inductive inference was considered to play a major role in scientific investigation in the nineteenth century. Inquiry began with the unprejudiced observation of facts leading, through inductive inference, to the formulation of a general law about these facts, and by further induction, to statements of even more generality, called theories. Both laws and theories were tested for their truth content by confronting the empirical predictions derived from them with all available observations (Blaug, 1980, p.

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