Islam - morality in the economy


Immoral economy is like soulless body and is doomed to crisis and collapse. After all morality in the economy allows it to comply with the basic principles and laws, one of which - fair competition in all sectors, creating a fertile ground for the growth of economic growth, and an even distribution of profits, leading to the prosperity of the nation. Economics can be healthy only if it "healthy soul" based on the principles of incorruptible justice.

From the point of view of Islam, the concept of justice occupies a central place in public life. The key to success of any Association, from the very small units (family), to the largest (state), is based directly on this principle. Almighty Allah in the Qur'an tells us to be fair, avoid harassment, while respecting the impartiality:

"Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded". (The Quran, 16:90)

"And if two factions among the believers should fight, then make settlement between the two. But if one of them oppresses the other, then fight against the one that oppresses until it returns to the ordinance of Allah . And if it returns, then make settlement between them in justice and act justly. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly" (The Quran, 49:9)

Everything in this world created by the Great Creator in harmonious proportion, including economic and social life of mankind. And we are told by a wise and Just Creator:

"And the heaven He raised and imposed the balance. That you not transgress within the balance". (The Quran, 55:7-8)

However, it is not absolutely true understanding "permitted on the scales" only in the literal sense as specific physical phenomena. Allah created the canons of the social system of human development within a certain "permitted on the scales" where the fundamental principle is that the justice in the economic activity of the person.

Antipode of justice considered zulm. According to Imam Ghazali, there are two ways to avoid it.

1. Removed from the affairs that may ultimately harm both to the individual and society as a whole;

2. Avoid people and actions that could cause such damage.

For example, if you are engaged in the manufacture or sale of a product making a profit, but harms society, for which it pays off in the end and then it will be zulm.

Corruption, bribery, black market, the pollution - it is not a complete list of common today zulm. Similar zulm inflicts great damage on the economy and the world community as a whole, like a dangerous virus that eats the body from the inside, leading eventually to death.

A blind eye to such problems, pretend - this is no way lead to contentment and justice of the Almighty Creator, because it violates the established Great Allah "permitted on the scales", compliance and safety of which is an important duty of every believer.

If today, these concepts were realized, and not only exist in words, it is quite likely, by the grace of the Creator, the world would be quite different.


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