Pragmatism, Neoliberalism OR Islam, The case of Alcoholic Beverages

  • Azmat Hayat University of Malakand, Malakand
  • Muhammad Hakimi Muhammad Shafiai Faculty of Economics and Management University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Mohamad Sabri Haron University Kebangsaan Malaysia, EITI (UKM)
Keywords: Alcoholic Beverages, Public Interest, Neoliberalism, Clash of civilization, War against terror and Islam


After the defeats of Marxism, pundits in the global north claimed neoliberalism as the endpoint of mankind ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal creeds as the final form of human civilization. In contrast, Muslims believes that more than fourteen hundred years ago Islam already provided
the best and everlasting ideology for the welfare of humanity. The logic of Islam is based on intervention inthe socioeconomic affairs of mankind (Amar Bil Maroof and Nahi Anil Mumkar), while proponents of neoliberalism believes in non-intervention. Using the methodology of library research, this study investigated whether neoliberalism or Islam better serves the greatest interest of the greatest numbers by taking the case of alcoholic drinks. In 18th century England non-interference in the socioeconomic affairs of mankind created the era of gin craze which is still remembered for widespread corruption and social devastation. Besides 18th century England, recently interference in the socioeconomic affairs of mankind were linearly associated with a drastic decline in widespread corruption and social devastation. It is a wellknown fact that neoliberalism is attributed to the greatest harm to the greatest number while in the dogma of Islam there is an all-time greatest benefit to the greatest number


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How to Cite
Azmat Hayat, Muhammad Hakimi Muhammad Shafiai, and Mohamad Sabri Haron. 2019. “Pragmatism, Neoliberalism OR Islam, The Case of Alcoholic Beverages”. Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization 9 (1), 131-46.