Entrepreneurship from the Perspective of Monotheistic Religions with Emphasis on the Islamic Economic System

Document Type : Research Paper



Nowadays entrepreneurship is known as the engine of growth and development in societies and organizations Indeed, the process of establishing a career is based on an innovative idea. In this paper, we have sought to review the concept and the importance of entrepreneurship in the current world economic situation.  Additionally, we discuss the role of religions in entrepreneurship and (with emphasis on Islam, as the perfect divine religion) in creating employment, generating wealth and improving economic conditions in societies. Considering that the main concern of the Islamic system (like any other economic system) is to curb unemployment and consequently increase the per capita production and thereby improve the economic growth, social welfare and social justice, the basic question in this study is to address the factors of production and production methods which could lead to development of a dynamic and stable business environment in the Islamic society.