Jurnal La Riba (Jurnal Ekonomi Islam), Vol 3, No 1 (2009)

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Islam dan Pluralitas Paham Ekonomi

Addiarrahman Addiarrahman

Abstract


This article aims to explore the relationship between Islam (Islamic economy) and many different economic thoughts existing in the world. Islamic economy, since its existence, has established what is called superiority claim that lead its followers to blame other economic thoughts, mainly capitalism, socialism, and new classics. The superiority claim has been a boomerang for Islamic economy to establish an economic system based on Qur’an and hadith because of its counter attack from other economic thoughts followers. Using historic-sociologic approach combined with communicative active theory of Jurgen Habermas, the article tries to make a new silaturahim
between Islam and economic thoughts to eliminate negative effects of the claim. It concludes that the
fall of conventional economic system which is based on existing economic thoughts is an opportunity
for Islamic economy to raises as long as its followers have a willing to communicate actively with
previously existing economic thoughts.

Keywords: Islamic economy, economic thoughts, superiority claim, and communication active theory


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