Islam and the Moral Economy: The Challenge of Capitalism

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How do modern Muslims adapt their traditions to engage in today’s world? Charles Tripp’s erudite and incisive book considers one of the most significant challenges faced by Muslims over the last sixty years: the challenge of capitalism. By reference to the works of noted Muslim scholars, the author shows how, faced with this challenge, these intellectuals devised a range of strategies which have enabled Muslims to remain true to their faith, whilst engaging effectively with a world, not of their own making. The work is framed around the development of their ideas on Islamic socialism, economics, and the rationale for Islamic banking. While some Muslims have resorted to confrontation or insularity to cope with the challenges of modernity, most have aspired to innovation and ingenuity in the search for compromise and interaction with global capitalism in the twenty-first century.

About the author (2006)

Charles Tripp is a Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the General Editor of the Cambridge Middle East Studies Series and author of A History of Iraq (3rd edition, 2007) and The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East (2013).

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