Category: Articles on Islamic Economics

Articles on Islamic Economics

Climate Crisis Mitigation – Maqasid Al-Shariah Framework in Islamic Economics

Human behaviour, consumption and business activities have been identified as the main cause of the climate crisis the earth is facing at present, having seriously detrimental effects on the earth’s bio capacity to sustain life. These effects, referred to as anthropogenic impacts, are causing degradation of the globally shared public resource known as natural capital.

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Establishing Zakat on Oil and Gas in Malaysia

The purpose of this paper is to deliberate on the establishment of Zakat on oil and gas in Malaysia. Similar to gold and silver, oil and gas are valuable minerals, which, upon extraction, should be subject to Zakat payment. In Malaysia, however, this is not the case. The authors argue that Zakat calculation for oil and gas can involve Nisāb adjustment, but not the Hawl (the requirement for one full Islamic year of ownership for the assets), by analogy with Zakat on agricultural produce.

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Works of Dr. Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi

He was among the pioneer scholars in the contemporary field of Islamic economics and finance. He was the recipient of King Faisal International Prize for Islamic Studies in 1982. He also won American Finance House Award in 1993. Furthermore, he received Shah Waliullah Award in New Delhi for contributions to Islamic Economics in 2003.

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