- S. Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
The Economic Order In Islam
The most comprehensive arrangement, covering both the means of sustenance needed in this world as well as the means of attaining bliss and felicity in the Hereafter
that the Islam has proffered is hard to even imagine to be found in any religion, faith, order or philosophy. So far as the creed of the Hereafter is concerned, it has gone deep into its foundation.
In fact it plays a fundamental role in making people take to path of rectitude. Attention to it is drawn, ever so often, in the Holy Quran as well as the Traditions of the Holy Prophet.
Together with the injunction to have perfect visualization of, and faith in, the Hereafter, Islam has proffered a perfect order for comporting oneself in this world and has demanded its adoption. How to deal with those whom you owe some rights? What extent one can go to, to meet the demands of one’s ego? What place in life is allotted to wealth and property? How to distribute and disburse it? To what extent one can get benefited from it? There are, in Islam, clear-cut injunctions on all these issues.