Islahi, Abdul Azim (2006): Works on market supervision and shar'iyah governance (al-hisbah wa al-siyasah al-shar'iyah) by the sixteenth century scholars. Published in: Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Cociety , Vol. 54, No. 3 (July 2008): pp. 7-20.
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In Islamic tradition two sets of works – al-hisbah and al-siyasah al-shar‛iyah – appeared that proved to be a rich source of economic thought of past Muslim thinkers. Works related to al-hisbah generally discussed socio-economic control, moral and market supervision, prevention of monopolies, check on cheating and fraud and such other corrupting practices, standardization of products, facilitation of the supply of necessities, etc. As far works pertaining to al-siyasah al-shar'iyah are concerned, they generally dealt with the rules of governance, economic role of the state, sources of public revenue, public expenditure (in addition to works exclusively devoted to public finances), maintenance of law and order, internal and external defense, etc. The present paper aims to discuss the state of these two institutions in the sixteenth century and writings on the subject by the scholars of the period.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Works on market supervision and shar'iyah governance (al-hisbah wa al-siyasah al-shar'iyah) by the sixteenth century scholars|
|Keywords:||Market Supervision; Standardization of product, Check on monopoly, public duties, good governance; hisbah; siyasah shar`iyah.|
|Subjects:||A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A13 - Relation of Economics to Social Values
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing > D40 - General
H - Public Economics > H0 - General > H00 - General
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B1 - History of Economic Thought through 1925 > B15 - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
|Depositing User:||Abdul Azim Islahi|
|Date Deposited:||08. Nov 2009 06:29|
|Last Modified:||25. Mar 2013 15:45|
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