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The science investigating the production and distribution of a society's material resources. In the qurʾānic context, economics is a function of the injunctions, rules and guidelines of Islamic law (al- sharīʿa, see law and the qurʾān ) that govern the behavior of the individual and society in the acquisiti…

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Saeed, Abdullah, “Economics”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <>

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