Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism. By TIMUR KURAN . RODNEY WILSON. Durham University. Search for more. Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism. Timur Kuran, \, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, pages, index, $ Islam and Mammon has 38 ratings and 4 reviews. Tariq said: ١- يلقي الكتاب نظرة سريعة على تطورات الاقتصاد الاسلامي منذ منتصف القرن الفائت، ثم يناقش.

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Pseudoerasmus Econ History Only rated it liked it Jul 27, Nonetheless the work successfully questions conventional wisdom and I would recommend it to everyone wishing to embark on Islamic banking or any other Islamic financial product that is widely islamim in the retail markets today.

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Fahmi Salleh rated it it was amazing Jan 29, See all 6 reviews. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Economics is a recently “invented business” concept c. Could it be due to the fact that Muslims have stayed away from conventional investments for fear of interest? Writing is very formal, not the easiest read and surley apporpriate only for the truly intersted in the general topic, but it was well worth it for this reader.

Halimadouair rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Timur Kuran’s book makes this case all too clearly and eloquently. Now, coming as it does from the University of Southern California King Faisal Professor of Islamic Thought, that statement represents years of study, and a great deal of courage.


Beyond its most visible practical achievement–the establishment of Islamic banks meant to avoid interest–it has promoted Islamic norms of economic behavior and founded redistribution systems modeled after early Islamic fiscal practices.

His analysis is misleading, basically he runs after Muslims under the banner of Islamism, he seeks to undermine the Islamic religion to satisfy his own psychological needs. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism

Sylvia rated it it was amazing Jun 13, Kuran uses broad brushstrokes to paint Islam in a negative light without using concrete evidence. Open Preview See a Problem?

View all 3 comments. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. NET “The clear theme unifying these essays is that Islamic economics as such is not a genuine answer to the world’s economic problems, but an ‘invented tradition’ that serves as an adjunct to the broader, anti-Western, Islamist or Islamic fundamentalist political and religious movement. Islamists realize that acceptance of “riba” would contradict Allah’s commandment against riba; they all-to-well properly realize: Because it tended to push defaulters into enslavement, riba had long been a islamidm of communal friction p.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Review “[A] timely book, one that just about anyone aiming to do business in the Islamic world should read. Page 1 of predicamebts Start over Page 1 of 1. Explore the Home Gift Guide.


Ghe the selected items together This item: The author tries to argue that almost all Muslims fail to understand the hang-up that Prophet Muhammad had against common interest riba.

Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism by Timur Kuran

In reality, Kuran demonstrates, they emerged to meet the economic aspirations of socially marginalized groups. Furthermore, his analysis focuses on few Islamic countries. The doctrine of “Islamic economics” entered debates over the social role of Islam in the mid-twentieth century. Rabah rated it it was amazing Apr 18, Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Return to Book Page. These findings raise the question of whether there exist links between Islam and economic performance. Great detail and very in depth analysis. In reality, Kuran demonstrates, they emerged to meet the economic aspirations of socially marginalized groups. The subject is “Islamic economics,” a system which has the goal that all dealings be of equal benefit to all parties and, through the use of the “tax” for charity and inheritance law, there be a high degree of economic equality.