This book explores how the recent development of Muslim countries as a group has fallen far short of non-Muslim countries, which, some have concluded, may be a result of Islamic teachings. The authors examine Muslim countries over time, viewing their progression on the Islamicity scale. They assess why some countries have done better than others, and to derive useful policy recommendations to improve political, social, human, governance and economic performance.
Hossein Askari is Iran Professor of International Business and International Affairs, George Washington University, USA.
Hossein Mohammadkhan is Business Analyst at Astegic Inc., Virginia, USA.
Liza Mydin served as Vice President of Compliance at Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia and was part of the Global Islamic Finance advisory team at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Islamic Teachings and Institutional Structure.- Chapter 3: The Indices.- Chapter 4: The Broad Results.- Chapter 5: Muslim Country Indices and Attribution.- Chapter 6: Islamicity Indices as the Benchmark for Reforms.- Chapter 7: Muslim Immigrants to Western Countries as Ambassadors.- Chapter 8: Support from Western Countries.- Chapter 9: Conclusions.