The Rationalization of Abu Yusuf Economic Thought (An Analysis of the Islamic Public Finances)
January 22nd, 2019
By Hendri Hermawan Adinugraha
This study is a library research that has used a historical approach and the economic approach conceptually. The purpose of this paper is to reveal the background and to rationalize economic thought of Abu Yusuf and to describe the contribution of his economic thought at the time. The results of a literature review showed that the Abu Yusuf economic thought was influenced by two factors, namely internal and external factors. Internal factors emerging from the educational background of some teachers affected his thought. While external factors, it appears from, at that time unstable economic and political situation. There was lack of harmony in the relationship between rulers and religious figures. Therefore such social circumstances, it appears, molded the economic thought of Abu Yusuf which is evident through his book al-kharaj oriented to achieve mashlahah al-‘āmmah especially from Islamic public finances perspective.