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"Response of Islam to Industrial and Post Industrial Challenge"

by Iqbal, Afzal (1986)


Ibn Khaldun formulated a theory of power-state. He declared the state to be an end in itself, with a life of its own, governed and dictated by eternal laws of causality.'Power was a blessing, he said, when it was shared but became a bane when it was used as a monopoly by a person or a group. The moment power becomes an instrument of exploitation, society begins to disintegrate. But power is the basis of the state and a driving force behind it. He talks of three categories of states viz.;


Islamic Labour, Islam, Religion, Muslim, Islamic Economics, Islamic Studies, Industrial Economics, Industrialism, Industrialisation, Post-Industrialism, Post-Industrial Society



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