Islahi, Abdul Azim (2012): Economic Ideas of Rifa`ah al-Tahtawi.
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The present paper studies economic ideas of an Azharite graduate of the nineteenth century Egypt - Rifā‘ah Rāfi‘ al-Tahtāwī who was influenced by the French Scholars and Philosophers, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Mantesquieu. He wrote on significance of industry, productive and unproductive labor, importance of foreign trade, competition, and equal opportunity for all. According to him justice, freedom and human brotherhood are the foundations of economic welfare. He strived for women's economic empowerment. He was not simply a follower of Western economic ideas. He added to them human norms and Islamic values. Although born in an age of laissez faire, he advocated for a role of Government in economic matters.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Economic Ideas of Rifa`ah al-Tahtawi|
|English Title:||Economic Ideas of Rifa`ah al-Tahtawi|
|Keywords:||Western Banking and Riba, Nineteenth Century Muslim Economic Thinking, History of Islamic Economic Thought|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B3 - History of Economic Thought: Individuals > B31 - Individuals
H - Public Economics > H8 - Miscellaneous Issues > H80 - General
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B0 - General > B00 - General
|Depositing User:||Abdul Azim Islahi|
|Date Deposited:||03. Sep 2012 10:01|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 09:46|
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