Islam vs. Marxism and Capitalism

Mustaf Mahmd

in Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195174304
Published online November 2007 |
Islam vs. Marxism and Capitalism

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After primary and secondary education at Tanta, he entered the medical college of Cairo University and on graduation practiced medicine in Cairo from 1952 to 1966. In the mid-fifties he began writing on religion and modern problems and now has become a full-time writer and spiritual counselor.

In this piece written in 1975, Mahmud examines the early Islamic period to demonstrate what he believes is Islams advantages over capitalism and Marxism. His method is to quote Qurnic verses or traditions of the Prophet and his companions, in order to show Islams virtues in relation to the other two systems of thought and practice. He also asserts certain points, as when he asserts that Islamic thought is based on both Aristotelian and dialectical logic.

Chapter.  2208 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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