A Unified Model of Shariah Indices for Human Development and Prosperity


  • Atiq-ur-Rehman Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad
  • Ishaq Bhatti La Trobe University, Melbourne,




Objectives of Shari`ah, development, , spirituality, human prosperity


In recent years, several attempts have been made to measure human prosperity using shariah objectives. These, however, have failed to propose a unified model that incorporates the ‘means to achieve these objectives’. This paper attempts to fill this gap by arguing that a large proportion of shariah-led prosperity measures are in line with the United Nations’ Millennium and Sustainable Development (MSD) goals to achieve global development targets and reduce poverty. This paper proposes a global unified model for a human development index that identifies existing development data that can be utilised in accordance with the objectives of shariah. The proposed model attempts to build a bridge between shariah-based Islamic development indices and MSD goals to achieve prosperity via religiosity. 


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How to Cite

Atiq-ur-Rehman, and Ishaq Bhatti. 2021. “A Unified Model of Shariah Indices for Human Development and Prosperity”. ICR Journal 12 (2):290-313. https://doi.org/10.52282/icr.v12i2.857.