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The Economic Significance of the Law of Huqúqu’lláh (The Rights of God)

Sep 25, 2022

A unique and revolutionary spiritual principle stated in the Bahá’í Writings for the purpose of redistribution of income and wealth is the law of Ḥuqúqu’lláh. The traditional way of redistribution of income and wealth which is practiced even today is the material means, mainly through all kinds of taxes and subsidies and different kinds of national insurances. The redistribution of income and wealth through the Law of Ḥuqúqu’lláh includes both material and spiritual aspects and the effect is astonishing. 

The law allows Bahá’ís to learn and apply moral virtues as the basis of true redistribution of income and wealth. This presentation is about some of the astounding economic significance of the Law of Ḥuqúqu’lláh that is contributing to the well-being of the generality of the population, as well as to potential economic growth and reducing the gap between the rich and the poor.

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Hooshmand Badee

Hooshmand Badee is an academic economist with a Doctoral degree in Bahá’í economics.  Hooshmand’s two recent books are Economics and the Bahá’í Faith; and Principles of Spiritual Economics, this second book is a Compilation of the Bahá’í Writings with an overview of Bahá’í economics. He has delivered talks and presented papers on economics and related subjects at numerous international academic conferences. Hooshmand has worked as a lecturer of economics for more than 25 years in several universities, mainly in the West Indies and the UK. He is currently a faculty member at the Wilmette Institute and an academic member of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE). He also offers a training program on Entrepreneurial Development for the refugees on a voluntary basis. He married and left Iran in 1975 and lived in Bangladesh, Canada and the Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines before moving to the UK in 2001. Currently, he lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

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