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Rethinking the structure of Islamic economics science: The universal man imperative

Mohd, Mahyudi and Abdul Aziz, Enizahura (2017) Rethinking the structure of Islamic economics science: The universal man imperative. International Journal of Economics, Management and Accounting, 25 (2 (Special Issue)). pp. 227-251. ISSN 2462-1420

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Abstract

The end of value-free economics presents a positive outlook for Islamic economics. Nonetheless, progress is only viable when this discipline has a solid scientific structure. Thus, this paper aims at highlighting the economic man imperative in projecting Islamic economics as a normal science. This paper first explores Islamic economics’ current state of readiness to fulfill its promising future. Unfortunately, the authoritative view is that Islamic economics is not in proper order. Consequently, Arif’s (1985a and 1985b) Islamic economics scientific structure is utilized to locate that stage which requires serious improvement. At the basis of micro-foundation stage, the economic man imperative emerges out of this identification exercise. Thus, the most important implication here is the replacement of homo Islamicus with the concept of ‘universal man’ which proffers several significant advantages. Apart from the other stages in the structure, this ‘universal man’ needs immediate refinement to strengthen the edifice of Islamic economics science.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5952/58286
Uncontrolled Keywords: Philosophy of Islamic economics, Homo Islamicus, Islamic social science, Islamization of knowledge, Value-free economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB71 Economics as a science
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Mahyudi Mohd Yusop
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 12:02
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 15:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/58286

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