wealth, and welfare constitute the divine integrative for keeping humans on
road to mundane prosperity and spiritual solace. The instruction is to spread
in the land after the morning prayers in search of sustenance as manna no more
falls from the heaven. And no one gets more than what he works for unless God
wills it. There is no limit on having wealth through permissible means but
hoarding of wealth is prohibited to curb its concentration in few hands.
Personal gains can be sacrificed if that would improve the lot of the weak and
the deprived. Maximization of social welfare is the goal, not of individual or
sectarian gains. Such must be the basics of an economic system to be called
This essay explains the three concepts – work, wealth
and welfare elaborating their mutual relationships in an Islamic framework It
investigates the position on ground in Muslim countries.