Is Islam compatible with free markets or does it promote collectivism? Here is a brief overview of Islamic sources on the economy and the history of “Islamic capitalism.” This lecture also shows how the rise and fall of commercial culture in Islam influenced key theological disputes.
- Mustafa Akyol, Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty (W.W. Norton, 2011)
- Maxime Robinson, Islam and Capitalism, (University of Texas Press 1979)
- Sadakat Qadri, Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shari'a Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012)
- Murat Cizakca, Islamic Capitalism and Finance - Origins, Evolution And The Future, (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011)
- Guy Sorman, "Is Islam Compatible with Capitalism?," City Journal, Summer 2011
- "Islamic Calvinists. Change and Conservatism in Central Anatolia," ESI, www.esiweb.org