1. Introduction / Toseef Azid and Necmettin Kizilkaya 2. The labour market in an Islamic setting : review and prospects / Toseef Azid 3. Division of labour and its theoretical foundations : comparing Ibn Khaldun and Adam Smith / Yasien Mohamed 4. A critical examination of the concept of "human capital" : the perspective of Islamic economic jurisprudence / Zeyneb Hafsa Orhan 5. The concepts of labor, workers' rights, and migration in Islam / Latife Reda 6. The test of Islamic sensibility with poverty : the state and women workers in the last period of Ottoman Empire / Kadir Yildirim 7. Islamic ethics and migrant labor in Qatar / Ray Jureidini 8. Inequality, the labor market, and economic growth in the MENA region : is governance the missing ingredient to alleviate the situation? / Siham Matallah, Chaib Bounoua, and Mohamed Benbouziane 9. A progressive universal Islamic perspective on free mobility of labor / Muhammad Iqbal Anjum 10. A comparative study of views and role of labor in Marxian, mainstream, and Islamic economics / Salman Ahmed Shaikh.