Abundance and Scarcity: Islamic Economic Thought

  • Ayman Reda
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Islamic Banking, Finance, and Economics book series (IBFE)


This chapter introduces an Islamic perspective to this debate, by examining views from Islamic scripture, traditions, and the opinions of past and contemporary Islamic theologians, exegetes, philosophers, and economists. In particular, we examine the Islamic concept of the vicegerency of man and the commensurability of God’s creation as the basis for the Islamic position on the subject of abundance and scarcity. The chapter highlights many similarities with the views of other schools of thought, such as the Greek and Christian traditions.


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  • Ayman Reda
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  1. 1.EconomicsThe University of Michigan - DearbornDearbornUSA

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