The Role of the Prophetic Approach in the Alleviation of Poverty and Unemployment and the Attainment of Economic Progress

Volume 21, Issue No 2, 2018

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Pages: 109 - 145


Many nations struggle with poverty and unemployment. Laziness, infidelity or subordination to the dominant powers in the world are some of the causes behind this struggle. The dominant powers benefit a great deal out of maintaining poverty in many countries. This situation enables them to sustain their militant, technological, political and economic control over those countries. Islam, however, offers solutions to solve the problem of poverty and unemployment and hence put an end to those serious dilemmas. This study aims at showing the role that the prophetic approach can play in reducing poverty and unemployment and in achieving economic development and prosperity. The study consists of four chapters and a conclusion. The first chapter provides definitions of both phenomena: poverty and unemployment. The second chapter introduces the Islamic attitude towards poverty and unemployment. The third chapter explores how the prophetic approach can reduce poverty and unemployment. The fourth chapter shows how the prophetic approach can help in achieving economic prosperity. The conclusion offers recommendations that help in the process of eradicating poverty and unemployment and achieving progress in the economy of some poor countries.

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The Prophetic Approach, The Alleviation, Economic Progress, Poverty, Unemployment.

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