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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Abbas Mirakhor, Hossein Askari
    Pages 1-15
  3. Abbas Mirakhor, Hossein Askari
    Pages 17-47
  4. Abbas Mirakhor, Hossein Askari
    Pages 49-62
  5. Abbas Mirakhor, Hossein Askari
    Pages 63-96
  6. Abbas Mirakhor, Hossein Askari
    Pages 97-114
  7. Abbas Mirakhor, Hossein Askari
    Pages 115-164
  8. Abbas Mirakhor, Hossein Askari
    Pages 165-179
  9. Abbas Mirakhor, Hossein Askari
    Pages 181-214
  10. Abbas Mirakhor, Hossein Askari
    Pages 215-239
  11. Abbas Mirakhor, Hossein Askari
    Pages 241-256
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 257-295

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the conceptions of justice from Zarathustra to Islam. The text explores the conceptions of justice by Zarathustra, Ancient Egypt, India, Mesopotamia, Noah, Abraham, and Moses. During the Axial Age (800-200BCE), the focus of justice is in India, China, and Greece. In the post-Axial age, the focus is on Christianity. The authors then turn to Islam, where justice is conceived as a system, which emerges if the Qur’anic rules are followed. This work concludes with the views of early Muslim thinkers and on how these societies deteriorated after the death of the Prophet. The monograph is ideal for those interested in the conception of justice through the ages, Islamic studies, political Islam, and issues of peace and justice.

Abbas Mirakhor is former Executive Director and Dean of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund. Previously, he taught at universities in Iran and in the US and was the First Holder of the INCEIF Chair in Islamic Finance at INCEIF in Malaysia.

Hossein Askari is former Assistant Professor at Tufts University, Professor of Business and Middle East Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and was the Iran Professor of Business and International Affairs at The George Washington University, becoming Emeritus in 2019.


Keywords

comparative justice political economy political science politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Abbas Mirakhor
    • 1
  • Hossein Askari
    • 2
  1. 1.La Junta, COUSA
  2. 2.Leesburg, VAUSA

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