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Right Livelihood & The Common Good (Kasb Tayyib wa-Maslaha 'Ammah): Three Classics From The Islamic
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Right Livelihood & The Common Good (Kasb Tayyib wa-Maslaha ‘Ammah ): Three Classics From The Islamic Tradition - Hardcover 


Author: Adi Setia & Nicholas Mahdi Lock (Translator)
Publisher: IBFIM
ISBN: 9789670149394 
Year: 2013
Pages: 463
Weight: 1300g


This special volume – entitled Right Livelihood and The Common Good: Three Classics from the Islamic Tradition – comprises previously published English translations of three classical Islamic texts on the topic, namely:  (1) Imam al-Shaybani’s Kitab al-Kasb (Book of Earning a Livelihood),  (2) Imam al-Ghazali’s Kitab Adab al-Kasb wal-Ma’ash (Book of the Proprieties of Earning and Living), and  (3) Imam al-Lubudi’s Kitab Fadl al-Iktisab (The Virtue of Working for a Living).


These texts by al-Shaybani (132-189/729-804), al-Ghazali (450-505/1058-1111) and al-Lubudi (circa 900/1500) span almost one thousand years of classical Islamic thought on the interrelated themes of, inter alia,  (i) wholesome livelihood in the context of communal solidarity;  (ii) the application of the juristic rulings of fard al-‘ayn and fard al-kifayah in the domain of earning and economic exchange;  (iii) the seamless integration of adab and fiqh in contractual and non-contractual transactions; and  (iv) on how business people can and should go about “disciplining themselves with the discipline of the Revealed Law” (yata’addab bi adab al-shari’ah) in all aspects of their commercial dealings with both poor and rich alike.


This special edition collecting all three classical texts in one volume can be read as a renewed appeal for a return to, and a creative revival in the current context of, the traditional, classical approach to the understanding of economics in Islam, which takes care to seamlessly embed the short-term goal of temporal worldly prosperity into the larger, long-term goal of eternal felicity in the Afterlife.

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