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Stages of socio-economic development: Shah Wali-Allah's concept of al-irtifaqat

aislahi, Abdul Azim (1989): Stages of socio-economic development: Shah Wali-Allah's concept of al-irtifaqat. Published in: Journal of Objective Studies , Vol. 1, No. 1-2 (1990): pp. 46-63.

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The present paper introduces Shah Wali-Allah Dehlawi’s concept of the stages of socio-economic developments (al-irtifaqat). According to him, starting from simple primitive village life to an international community, the socio-economic development of human society can be divided into four stages. The first stage is dominated by simple economic struggle while the last stage is developed to maintain just political order on international level, to safeguard the socio-economic interests of different states and establish peace and justice among them. All economic ideas of Shah Wali-Allah are related, in some way or the other, to his concept of irtifaqat or stages of socio economic development.

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