Alinomics; Objectives; Scant Attention; Research Questions; Major Sources; Islamic Economic System; The Essence of Islamic Economics; The Nature and Scope of Economic Policy in Islam; The Spiritual Content in Islamic Economics; Control in Islamic Economics; Summing Up.
2. From Companionship to the Caliphate
The Early Developments; Deep Foundations; Prerequisites of a Caliph; Ali after the Prophet; Allegiance to Abu Bakr; First Preference to Unity; Nomination of Umar; Appointment of the Council; Class Formation; Ali as an Advisor; Honouring Previous Decisions; Reconciliation Efforts; Alternative Explanation; Selection of Ali as the Caliph.
3. Values Personified
The Personal Approach of Ali; A Graphical Account; Portrayal in Nahjul Balagha; Asceticism and Piety; Extreme Simplicity; Unparalleled Care for Justice; The Period of Ali (656-661 C.E.); First Sermon; Genesis of the Problems; Internal Strife; Malevolent Attitude of Kharijites; Death Before Death; Nomination; Systemic Failure.
4. Economic Policy Earlier to Ali
Introduction; The Policy of Distribution; The Gap Between Rich and Poor; Accumulation of Wealth; Departures in Fiscal Management; Two Major Developments; Pre-Caliphate Economic Vision of Ali; In Favour of Public Control.
5. Post-Caliphate Economic Policy of Ali
Mobilization of Resources; Progressive Taxation of Land; Progressive Taxation of Personal Wealth; Supply Side Tax Policy; Minimum Tax Burden; Humane Tax Administration; Method of Computation and Assessment; Transfer of Zakah Collection; No Room for Misappropriation; Salient Aspects; Distribution Policy; Early Contours of Distribution; Policy of Equal Distribution; Reorganization of Zakah and Kharaj Distribution; Strict Scrutiny of Public Officers; Public Fund as Trust; Unfavourable Response.
6. Socio-Economic Concerns of Ali
Ali and Economic Security; Ali and His Poor Subjects; Pro- Poor Government; Ali and His Protectorates; Against Distress Sale.
7. Ali and Governance
No Room for Disorder and Anarchy; Ali on Need for the Government and its Benefits; Ali on Government’s Vision and Mission; Reciprocity of Rights and Duties; Fundamental Functions of the Government; Conduct of Governors; Composition of Advisory Council; Typology of People; Types of Rulers; Public and Private Interest; Despise for Temporal Power.
8. Essence of Alinomics
Introduction; Essence of Personal Approach of Ali; Essence of Economic Ideas of Ali; Essence of Ali’s Ideas on Governance.
Appendix 1: Important Dates (Christian Era)
Appendix 2: Select Glossary of Islamic Terms