Islam, Economic Liberty, and the Future of Business


This conference explored the theoretical and historical foundations of commercial activity in the Islamic World and how these have influenced current developments in economics and business.


Conference Readings

“Arab Human Development Report 2009: Challenges to Human Security in the Arab Countries.” Posted on the internet by United Nations Development Programme. (accessed October 2012).

Abdul Rahman, Yahia. The Art of Islamic Banking and Finance: Tools & Techniques for Community-Based Banking. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010.

Abu-Lughod, Janet. Before European Hegemony. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Ahmad, Imad-ad-Dean, “Islam, Commerce, and Business Ethics” In Business and Religion: A Clash of Civilizations?, edited by Nicholas Capaldi, 200-214. Salem: M & M Scrivener Press, 2005.

Bin Nik Yusof, Nik Mohamed Affandi. Islam & Business. Selangor Darul Ehsan: Pelanduk, 2002.

Featherstone, Mike, “An Introduction” In Islam Encountering Globalization, edited by Ali Mohammadi, 1-13. London: Routledge, 2002.

Hilton, Brian John. The Global Silk Road. Bloomington, IN: Trafford, 2006.

Khaldûn, Ibn. The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History. Translated by Franz Rosenthal. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1967.

Kuran, Timur. Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Kuran, Timur. The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011.

Rosly, Saiful Azhar. Critical Issues on Islamic Banking and Financial Markets. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2005.

Tripp, Charles. Islam and the Moral Economy: The Challenge of Capitalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.