Kitab al-Amwal is a compilation of traditions and historical events regarding sources of revenue of the early Islamic State and its public and fiscal policy.
The book is unique in many respects, It is a comprehensive and integrative study of the islamic financial and fiscal system, presenting the whole mosaic in historical, analytical and juristic manner; it covers the different administrative aspects of the Islamic State as well as rules of governance; and it serves as an authentic source of histor of Islamic economic thought.
The translation of this work is based on the Arabic text of the ancient manuscript preserved in Dar al-Hutub al-Masriyyah (No. 2558 Hadith), Cairo, Egypt. The manuscript was edited by Muhammed Hamid al-Faqi and Muhammad Khalil Haras, two Egyptian scholars of al-Azhar University. Translated with introduction and annotations by Mohammed Ghiffari.
About The Author
Abu Ubayd al-Qasim ibn Salam (157AH- 224AH 774-837CE), – Allah be well-pleased with him — one of the great early hadith masters and philologists, author of Gharib al-Hadith, Fada’il al-Qur’an, and many other works.
A student of Hushaym, Ibn ‘Uyayna, Ghundar, Ibn al-Mubarak, Waki, Ibn Mahdi, and others.