The most comprehensive arrangement, covering both the means of substances needed in this world as well as the means of attaining bliss and felicity in the hereafter, the Islam has proffered is hard to even imagine to be found in any religion, faith, order or philosophy. So far as the creed of the Hereafter is concerned, it has gone deep into its foundation. In fact it plays a fundamental role in making people take to path of rectitude. Attention to it is drawn, ever so often, in the holy prophet. Together with the injunction to have perfect visualization of, and faith in, the Hereafter, Islam has proffered a perfect order for comporting oneself in this world and has demanded its adoption. How to deal with those whom you owe some rights? What extent one can go to, to meet the demands of one’s ego? What place in life is allotted to wealth and property? How to distribute and disburse it? To what extent one can get benefited from it? There are, in Islam, clear-cut injunction on all these issues.
Hazrat Maulana Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (RAA) has shed abundant light on various aspect of Islam in his works and, keeping the modern requirements in view, has presented them in a captivating style. It is superb in the extreme. And that is something peculiar to Hazrat (RAA). In that he is unique. In it, there is the consideration of modern requirements; and yet, nowhere in it is found the slightest deviation from the ‘Book’ and the ‘Sunnah’ as well as the precept lay down by our predecessors. So it is primarily because he has on the one hand a deep insight into Quran and Hadeeth. He had learnt the shariat-related sciences from respective virtuosos of it various branches. On the other hand, he had in view the state of affairs prevalent in the world and its requirements which, to, he had studied with deep insight. In this book before us, Hazrat (RAA) has presented, in a style extremely superb, the Islamic regulations regarding the wealth and riches. It is a self contained, elaborate treatise which was published about fifty years ago
Economic Order in Islam