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Toward Applying the Islamic Human Development Index for the Betterment of Muslim Society

Muhamad Iksan
Published 14 April 2021

Abstract

Human civilization has entered the twenty-first century with progress and set-back. Economic growth sluggish last year and projected still in negative territory for at least one year ahead due to the impact of novel corona virus. Impact of this devastating crisis reflects in decreased human development standard quality of life. While concept of human development already explained comprehensively through abundant measurements including the Human Development Index (hereafter HDI). Three traditional HDI dimensions, that corresponding to health, education and income, such as: longevity as measured by life of expectancy at birth, knowledge as measured by a weighted of adult literacy (two-thirds) and gross school enrollment ratio (one-third) and standard of living as measured by real per capita gross domestic product adjusted for the differing purchasing power parity of each country’s currency to cost of living and for the assumption of diminishing marginal utility of income. This article depicts concept of Islamic Human Development and its function to improve quality of life and betterment society in Moslem majority countries.

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