International Launch of the 2022 Islamic Well-Being Index for Muslim Countries: Republic of Maldives as Leader and Approach Taken
The current assessment of the Well-Being Index of Muslim countries places The Maldives first among 33 countries, with Malaysia and Indonesia equal second. These three are societies where women play large roles contributing to societal well-being. The Index follows the approach detailed in the author’s 2021 article, “An Enhanced Islamic Well-Being Index (IWI 2.0-2021) for Muslim Countries,” which is based on the Higher Objectives of Islamic Law (Maqasid al-Shari‘ah). This is a much-enhanced version of “A New Islamic Rating Index of Well-Being for Muslim Countries,” first published in 2013. The Index has the potential to guide decision-makers and policy-makers to identify strengths and weaknesses in a country’s well-being status and to rectify those weaknesses through the application of Islamic principles to contemporary issues. It also informs where Islamic forms of foreign aid may potentially provide the most benefit.
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