The Book Of Finance (Kitab al-Amwal)
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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. About the Author Imam Abu 'Ubayd was a scholar of the second and third century AH from Hara. He was a man of outstanding scholarship and distinguished calibre. He was a scholar of Quranic lores, Hadith, fiqh, literature and different sciences of Islamic learning. He was a teacher, writer, jurist and a muhaddith. Alongwith this scholarship, he was pious, noble, kindhearted, bold and a man of sterling character.