Islamic Perspectives on Basic Income

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Katherine Bullock
Abdullah Al-Shami



This article presents Islamic perspectives on the concept of Basic
Income, and examines its emergence with the first Islamic society
established at the time of the Prophet Muhammad. The scope of
this research is to provide a historical account of Islamic society’s
and Qur’anic foundations of social justice; to provide Islamic definitions
of the concepts involved in the Basic Income debate (such
as wealth, poverty, and work); and to discuss the Islamic approach
to Basic Income. Finally, the research will consider Islamic perspectives
on the role of charity and the use of natural resources as sources
of revenue to fund Basic Income.

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